Nearly every dog owner out there would agree that their pet is their best buddy. Their friend. Their adorable amigo and crafty companion.
But how many of them would cut 5 years of their lives to give them to their doggos? That’s the question that one Reddit user posed and one of the responses they got was just incredible.
A redditor named Experimentallity told the internet how their dog, a bull terrier called Daisy, protected them and their kids from an aggressive bear. Scroll down to read the redditor’s story in their own words and let us know if a best boy or girl has ever helped you out when you were in need, fellow Pandas.
One owner shared how his dog saved them and their family from a bear
Image credits: localpups (not the actual photo)
Experimentallity’s story struck a chord with the Reddit community, getting over 9.2k upvotes and 8 awards. And the best part? Even though the bear wounded brave ol’ Daisy, she’s alive and loved more than ever (even though she doesn’t go on walks anymore).
“When a pine needle drops in the forest, a turkey sees it, a deer hears it, and a bear smells it,” the US Scouting Service Project repeats an old saying about just how finely-tuned bears’ senses are. Though bears tend to be disinterested in people, encounters with them aren’t unknown. Bears are fast, strong, and ferocious, so it’s a good idea to know how to deal with them if you ever encounter ‘em while hiking or vacationing.
These animals will defend their territory and their young (we like to think of them as teddy bears), so it’s vital that you never feed or approach a bear.
If you’re camping, you ought to put away all of your food and trash. Otherwise, the smell might attract bears. For that very same reason, you shouldn’t eat in or anywhere near your tent, trailer, or cabin because the smell will linger. You should also avoid using anything with a strong odor like perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, and hair sprays.
However, if you do end up spotting a bear in the distance, either leave the area or make a wide detour. But. Do. Not. Run. Don’t scream. And don’t make any sudden movements.
If a bear is showing aggression, slowly back up and softly talk to it in a low tone of voice. Staying calm, cool, and collected is the best way to get out of the situation unharmed. If you feel that your life is in danger, slowly climb a tree and wait for the bear to leave.
Do you have any more tips about protecting yourselves from bears, dear Readers? Would you give up 5 years of your lives to give them to your dogs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Here’s how some people reacted to the story. Some of them even shared similar stories of their own