This morning I had to tell Nathan we had lost another dog, Flash to a snake bite. He burst into tears and cried 'that's not fair.' We've had Flash for about 8 years, getting him from the RSPCA in Brisbane. He was then aged 2 1/2 years and his previous owners had called him Psycho. Flash was wonderful with the kids and adored us all and loved getting attention. Someone had put some time into him and had taught him to 'come, 'sit' and 'stay'.
Flash decided very early in the peace that he was my dog and did all he could to protect me to the extent that if I was holding him, someone else could not pat him...he would bite them. One brother-in-law found that out very quickly! Flash was not a 'snake dog' and if he ever saw one he seemed to turn his back...maybe he did that once too often.
We haven't lost a dog to a snake in over 20 years and now we lose 2 in 24 hours, you just couldn't believe it.