Seriously, there is no doubt in my mind that my dog would die for me. Just tonight we went out to check the mail and there was a 4 foot long King Snake in the front yard. My dog (Yoshi) gently bit my hand and pulled me and growled – he was trying to keep me away from the snake.
That’s very unusual behavior for my dog. He doesn’t bite and never growls. Hell he won’t even bark in the house (unless I go outside and leave him in).
But he tried to pull me away from the snake I had not seen yet, then he ran at it snapping and barking after I ignored his request to turn away from the danger. He was trying to herd the snake away from me (he is a Border Collie).
Cats don’t do that shit. Cats just shit.
That is why dogs rule and cat people will end up getting killed by a non-toxic snake while going to check the mail.