Sunday, November 13, 2011

Let's hear it for the dog-moms! Woo-hoo - four paws up!

Often we read about a canine (or feline) performing an unusual act of bravery to help the human that he (or she) loves. Most recently pet owners of the feminine PURRsuasion have stepped up to the plate (mother instincts) to take on predators to save their dogs.

Now, I'm not going to say that women are more brave than men; however, men run back into the house to get a gun and the women - well, heck, they just run out to take on the bear bare-handed not thinking of themselves and their safety, but with a singular focus to save the life of someone they love. Let's hear it for the ladies!

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About two months after an Alaska woman punched a bear in the face to save her dog, a Pennsylvania woman has a similar story to tell.

Suzan Merritt heard what sounded like animals fighting in her yard on Thursday night. When she went outside to investigate the commotion, she found a bear and cub attacking Otto, her dog.

The 38-year-old was able to deter the bear's attention away from the German Shepard, but it soon came running toward her, WNEP reports.

The black bear swatted at Merritt and knocked her to the ground, but she got right back up and yelled until the two animals scampered off into the woods, she detailed on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The entire incident happened in about 30 seconds, the Morning Call reports. "[My husband, Chris,] grabbed a shotgun on his way out, but the bear was already gone."

Merritt received cuts to her neck, head, wrist and finger and needed several stitches and staples. Otto underwent surgery to repair damage to his right leg. Both dog and owner are expected to be OK.

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A MilShelb Mom said...

WOW! What an awesome Mom! Our Mom watched this video with us and she claims she'd go after a bear for us... let's hope we don't have to find out if she's telling the truth!
~Milly and Shelby

Finn said...

Wow, that is a pretty amazing story!

Frankie Furter said...

Awwwwwww those are BOTH grrrreat MOM stories...
We all know that MOMs are the bestest ...

My mom just chased a HOOOOOOOGE big dawg away this morning.. before she would let Ernie and I out to potty.

Sam said...

I think we need to find a way to give awards to these people! They are showing that you do whatever it takes to care for your pets!


Sagira said...

Wow, Otto sure is lucky to have a great family that put their life on the line for him. Bears are terrifying! EEK

Two French Bulldogs said...

now thats a mom
Benny & Lily

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

NEVER make a momma mad! EVERYONE k nows that! Thank dogness both momma and Otto are OK...they are heroes.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Now that is a brave mama!
My mommy fights off cougars so she is brave too

ForPetsSake said...

I agree with Siku's mom - Never make a momma mad! We will do anything for our babies! What brave ladies - I can't help feeling sorry for the bears in a way. But they messed with the wrong mommas!

Keith Andrea said...

This is an amazing story, thanks for sharing.

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

A HuskyPibble mix NW of Harrisburg had his own enkhounter with one of the khritters -

His mom and dad both took the blows -

As all the stories mention dogs and bears are a bad khombo - and when woo add khubs to the mixture -

Thanks fur sharing this furry pawesome story!