I give all the credit in the world to a very good boy Todd and Paula Godwin on earning the dog of the year honors, however, and I think that we can all agree that in a competition for the dog of the year, your own dog wins every time. Most nights I sacrifice a comfortable sleep for my dog Skylar so that she can stretch out to take up the absolute maximum amount of space on the bed and still I would name her dog of the year! Whenever I see another dog on a walk or maybe while I’m out and about I think to myself “that’s a cute dog but you should really see mine” So take a second today, grab a treat, and take the time to let your dog know, they are YOUR dog of the year! Also, take a second and check out Todd named Dog of the Year by Millkbone, with this article from Parade.
Pup Who Saved Owner From Rattlesnake Wins Dog of the Year
“Last July was like any day for Paula Godwin of Anthem, Arizona. Like most days, she took her two pups, Todd and Copper, for a walk—but this walk would change everything.
On her way home, the trio stumbled upon a rattlesnake. Immediately, Todd jumped into action, putting himself between Godwin and the snake.
“I did not see that snake,” Godwin, 44, told ABC News. “It was so camouflaged in the road. It was a gray-speckled, gray and white rattlesnake.”
While he may have saved Godwin from being bitten, Todd wasn’t so lucky. The snake got the six-month-old puppy.
Godwin ran home, got Todd to the animal hospital, and about 15 minutes later, Todd was receiving anti-venom treatment. Todd spent 12 hours in the hospital and then came home. It was then that Godwin took to social media, to share her story and pictures of Todd.
The folks from Milk-Bone took notice. They sent him a care package of treats while he recovered and then shared a picture of Todd on the brand’s Facebook page.
It wouldn’t be the last time Milk-Bone reached out to Todd.
Earlier this week, Milk-Bone named Todd the first-ever “Milk-Bone Dog of the Year.” Todd received the award at the 8th Annual Streamy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Passionate dog lover, Olympic silver medalist and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy gave Todd his award. You may recall that Gus Kenworthy was one of the athletes who rescued dogs after the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Milk-Bone says this new Dog of the Year award is designed to celebrate bravery, overcoming obstacles, strong personality and loyalty traits that make all dogs truly special.
“We are so honored to win the first-ever Milk-Bone Dog of the Year Honor,” says Godwin. “To be a part of a celebration like this so rewarding since the Streamys is typically a people-only awards show. We are truly grateful and blessed. Todd will be celebrating with lots of Milk-Bone treats!”
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