When you earn a dog’s loyalty, you are assured that it will pay you back a hundred folds. This is precisely how Khan saw it, an abused Doberman who was taken in by a loving family despite his horrible past.
Khan, the abused Doberman
Nobody was sure what Catherine Svillicic had in mind when she decided to adopt a rescue Doberman named Khan. The dog was said to have been rescued from an abusive home. Khan looked so bad that he was on the verge of being put down.
But Catherine probably looked past Khan’s terrible past and horrible condition because she still decided to adopt him. Catherine found out later that adopting Khan was an excellent decision.
Dobermans are known to be alert, fearless, and utterly loyal, making them one of the best protection dog breeds. Khan is all these and more. But now Khan lives with a family who taught him what love is all about. And for Khan, there is nothing that he will not do for the people who saved him, even if he has to put his life on the line.
Khan saves a toddler’s life
After a week of Khan’s new life with his new family, the unthinkable happened. Khan has become quite close to the family’s toddler, Charlotte. He and this 17-month-old baby were playing outside when Khan suddenly became aggressive.
According to Catherine, Khan was trying to nudge Charlotte out of the way. But the toddler didn’t pay him any attention, so he grabbed Charlotte by her nappy and threw her more than a meter away.
At first, Catherine didn’t know why Khan did this as he was always gentle with Charlotte. But that’s until she saw a slithering creature making its way towards Khan.
The dog spotted a king brown snake approaching Charlotte. This snake is known to be the third most venomous snake in the world. If Khan didn’t do what he did to Charlotte, the toddler would have been hurt, or worse.
Soon enough, Khan let out a scream. Instead of biting Charlotte, the deadly snake bit Khan instead. Thankfully, Catherine acted quickly and brought Khan to the vet and got him anti-venom shots. He’s lucky that the snake’s bite was shallow and it didn’t have the chance to inject a lot of venoms.
Now Catherine understood why she had the urge to adopt Khan. This formerly abused dog is the reason why her daughter is still alive. And for that, she promised Khan will always have the best in life. If he likes a massive breakfast, there’s no reason why she wouldn’t give him that.
Thanks to WatchZoZo