Monday, September 26, 2011

Westie Dog Hero

I will tell you about our hero westie, Sir Salty, and his good deeds in a moment Right now I am enjoying these aster flowers on our white table. Every little piece of green stem is loaded with flowers like mini daisies. I love how you can put any color against white and it pops out.

If you are a westie owner you will know it's battle cry bark. It is different from a "Who goes there," bark. I was outside working Saturday and I heard it start like an alarm clock, it doesn't stop by itself. I smiled thinking it was probably a squirrel, a groundhog or some other furry sort and kept working. After a minute or two I thought he definitely needs me for something and I rounded the bend with my own eyes and ears alert. He was in front of the house and had his nose to the ground. A bunny rabbit or what? He was not looking up at me even though I was talking to him. He was seriously preoccupied. A few feet more and I saw it was a snake!! Then I was hollering, too. Together we made quite a racket. My husband thankfully realized my holler was important. He came running with a shovel.

Sir Salty the hero! We don't always wear boots outside, but you can guess I've put the tallest ones on I can find. I think I am ready for hip boots even though I'm not going fishing.

If you want to read about what to do if dogs get snake bites, it's here. This got me to thinking about the emergency medical symbol itself is a snake going around a rod.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So glad neither one of you got hurt. That's a great watchman you have there.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Oh, we know all those westie barks having two of them! Snakes - we have them also - so we are very careful - but now we have a bunny that loves to come out and feed on grass right in front of the westies while they are on the deck - it drives them mad ...

All the best, Katie from

Rowena... said...

Relieved to hear that neither you or Sir Salty was hurt. We have snakes in the chestnut forest but they're harmless slitherers that would rather escape (although at adult size, they scare the begeezus out of me!).

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sir Salty rocks out loud! I hope he got lots of treats for his heroism.


Ugh!! I am really scared of snakes, dare hardly look at them.
It was a good dog who warned you.
Have a happy day

June said...

I have encountered a few snakes in the garden too and it scares the heck out of me. Good little Sir Salty!

oldgreymare said...

YIKES! I suppose the yikes depends upon what kind of snake... :D