Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack [ video ]
"cats are mean"
This is one the weirdest videos I’ve ever seen. I mean, the dog is clearly not being provoked at all; it just runs up and not only grabs the boy, but full-on shakes him. He was obviously intent on harming the child for no apparent reason. That’s not typical dog behavior.
Then you have this freakin superhero kitty cat just charging into battle like a Roman stallion. He’s not being threatened by the dog; the canine is actually moving away from him when he attacks! Then, after pausing to see that the child it okay, he makes a follow-up assault on the dog. I couldn’t believe this until I watched the full video.
Animals are freaking weird.
Dogs will full on attack things sometimes. Usually its other animals but sometimes its people. That’s why you sometimes get those stories about “Small dog decapitated by another dog while owner is powerless to stop it” stories that sometimes float around. It’s also a pretty big reason why pitbulls are the target for breed specific bans so often (because statistically more of these reports happen for pits or other bull type breeds) but to put it in perspective my neighbor’s lab tried to do this to me once. He knew me and there was no reason for him to run out of his yard and try to bite me but he did. He was later put down for doing similar things to other people and even escaping to make it happen.
My theory is that over breeding for game drive of any kind can result in neuroses that make a dog dangerous. He certainly looked like he was ‘hunting’ the child. Similar forms of violent neurotecism arise in some herding type dogs too.