Here’s another wonderful example of a dog’s devotion and bravery. A California man was picking plums in his yard, when his dog, Tumbleweed, suddenly raced over for what seemed like no reason. But when David Crowell looked down, he saw what the dog’s protective move had been about: a rattlesnake at his feet. By putting himself between the snake and the man, Tumbleweed exposed himself and was bitten. Luckily, he’s on the mend. . . .