Golden Retriever Lives Up To Her Name!

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Dogs have always been called 'man's best friend'. However, 11-year old Austin Forman's dog Angel, is not only his best friend, but also, his 'Guardian Angel' - one that just saved his life!

The incident occurred at around 5.30 pm on Saturday, January 5th, when Austin was collecting firewood in his backyard in Boston Bar, British Columbia. While Angel, his 18-month Golden Retriever always came with him, she usually wandered off on her own and had to be called, when it was time to go back to the house.

However on Saturday, she would not leave Austin's side, which was a little odd. Austin thought Angel was just feeling a little close to him - That was until the cougar attacked!

Obviously the amazing dog had sensed the danger and had not wanted to leave her owner!

Throwing all caution to the wind, Angel attacked the cougar, leaving Austin free to run and tell his mother about the incident. While Angel continued to bravely fight off the wild animal, which by now, had his claws into her neck, Austin's mother quickly called the police, who happened to be close by.

Arriving immediately, the police officer shot the wild cat, which by now had his claws clenched on Angel's face.

With his heart pounding, Austin's cousin lifted the dead animal from under the cougar and saw Angel lying on the ground, her neck covered in blood.

For a moment, Austin thought he had been too late - then suddenly, Angel took a deep breath and got up!

It turned out that though she had suffered some deep cuts, they were completely treatable!.

To show his gratitude to his 'Guardian Angel', Austin brought her a giant steak as soon as she came home from the hospital - a well deserved treat for the brave and loyal dog!

sources:cnn.com, dailymail.co.uk,Youtube.com

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  • canine
    canineFriday, March 20, 2020 at 9:43 am
    this is reality, the wild animals are getting more and more brave around humans.......it used to be that they ran away from us, now they follow us and attack us like we are just another rabbit
    • jellybean14
      jellybean14Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:22 pm
      This story is so sad!! I'm glad the dog is ok though...
      • jellybean14
        jellybean14Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:20 pm
        wow this has a lot of comments
        • frostfur_182
          frostfur_182Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2:07 pm
          This was really scary at the beginning, but all I wanna know is the dog and boy are safe..... lol..... Please follow me and I'll try to follow you back!
          • hey2468
            hey2468Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:13 pm
            OMG l watched the video.I was heart broken in the beginning,but not any more!🙂🐶🐕🐶
            • hey2468
              hey2468Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm
              That dog is my hero!! This proves that dog really is man's best friend!!👍🐶♥♥♥♥
              • sophie16
                sophie16Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm
                Wow!!! 😲
                • teen_girl
                  teen_girlThursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:28 am
                  so sweet I love that dog!!!
                  • savingtheworld3
                    savingtheworld3Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm
                    Same that dog is so CUTE it kinda looks like a dog I used to have
                  • grimthereaperxx
                    grimthereaperxxTuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:21 am
                    dogo news with dogos in the news
                    • tinydancer1122
                      tinydancer1122Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:59 am
                      Bravo! Inspirational guardian angel!