Dog who saved his owner from a rattlesnake named dog of the year
Dogs, as we’ve said here many times, are pretty f**ken rad. They sit, they stay, they fetch, they lay, and sometimes, when they know you’re really up sh*t creek in a barbed wire canoe, they f**ken lay it all on the line and save you from a rattlesnake – even if it means sacrificing themselves for you. With that in mind, meet Todd, the Golden Retriever who threw himself in front of a rattlesnake to save his owner. With balls like that, is it any wonder he’s just been named the dog of the year?
— Streamy Awards (@streamys) October 23, 2018
To answer that question is pretty bloody simple. Of course it’s not a surprise. Todd is quite clearly the bee’s knees, the duck’s nuts and the fox’s coccyx. Deadset, he’s a f**ken legend.
Back at the arse-end of June, Todd’s owner Paula took him for a walk in their home-state of Arizona. Todd, being the top quality doggo that he is, saw the rattlesnake his mum had failed to notice. As the venomous beast reared up, ready to deliver a fatal strike to Paula’s leg, Todd said, “Not today, ya slippery little c**t!” and took the f**ken bullet.
The little legend’s face swelled like an elephant’s testicle, but he f**ken pulled through after twelve hours in an animal hospital and a solid dose of anti-venom. The internet was all over this good news story at the time, but now, a few months later, the heroic dog has won the inaugural Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Honor award at the Streamy Awards. What a f**ken champion!
This is Todd. He saved his human from a rattlesnake yesterday. A true h*ckin hero. He’s expected to make a full recovery and has been rewarded our fifth ever 15/10 pic.twitter.com/TsS6isI0Ew
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) July 1, 2018
He won thanks to a vote that saw him best Louboutina, famous for her amazing hugs, and Pierre, the fancy-dress therapy dog.
Paula, his owner, said:
We are ecstatic because this is the first-ever Milk-Bone honour, so everyone is going to remember Todd the Hero Dog. When he got bit, we were able to start a fundraiser to help other pets — raising money for dogs who can’t afford anti-venom.
There’s a lot of people out there who can’t afford the $500 dose and their pets die because of it. I have another golden retriever named Copper, like Copper and Todd from Fox and the Hound. Todd’s story was a big highlight for us as a family.
Final thought: Dogs are the best. Brave dogs like Todd show that without a shadow of a doubt. F**ken good stuff, Todd. We’re not sure if it’s legit, but this Top Bloke award is all yours. You’re clearly a bloody legend.
Just in case you missed it, here’s one of Ozzy’s latest commentary videos…Ozzy Man Reviews: Thrilling Dog Chase