Protecting a loved one requires no thought. It’s pure instinct. One cold morning in a quiet park, Stacy Tucker would find out just all too well what her instincts would lead her to do.
Recently, Stacy relocated to Hong Kong on business. She loved the culture, the people and the amazing scenery. But what she loved most was sharing it all with the love of her life…her dog, Pippa. For the past 8 years, Stacy and Pippa had travelled the world, sharing all sorts of amazing experiences. But little did Stacy know was that Hong Kong might prove to be their last.
Stacy was taking advantage of yet another gorgeous morning while strolling across the park with Pippa when she discovered Pippa was not at her side. Horror seized her entire body as she turned. She remained, paralyzed, watching as her beloved buddy was being consumed by a 9-foot scaly snake. Stacy’s puppy was being encircled by an indigenous python till little Pippa was hardly discernible due to the snake’s muscular length.
Stacy attempted to free Pippa from the snake’s lethal grip, but the powerful serpent was too strong for her. Stacy shouted for assistance. Her life with Pippa as a little child and, worse still, her existence without Pippa started to flash before her eyes. She yelled even louder. Colin Dyson, a friend of Stacy’s who was out walking his dog, fortunately picked up her call. Colin made a hasty decision and rammed a big boulder into the snake’s mouth. He was bitten by a snake that hissed. He was unfazed by it. Stacy stared into her dog’s eyes with dread. She was able to see Pippa’s misery and suffering as her life slowly faded away. Even more frightening, she could see the dog’s eyes filling with blood, a result of the snake’s crushing force. Overcome with rage, Stacy began to rip and pull at the snake. This time she was successful. The snake attempted to fight back, striking both Stacy and Colin, but it was no match for the determined duo. Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the snake surrendered, releasing Pippa from its death grip.
With only a few puncture wounds, Pippa would finally heal fully. Stacy also survived this terrifying story with only a few scrapes and bruises, but she would always remember the day she almost lost her daughter Pippa.
Pet dogs are not all that dogs are. The family includes them. Thus, when presented with a scenario that puts your loved one’s life in danger, you respond quickly to defend them.