Are you over-protective? When you're a dog, the instinct to protect is not an option. Such was the case for a dog named Matyas. He and his family were enjoying a day on the beach in France when he felt sure they narrowly escaped disaster.
Matyas put up with his owner's young granddaughter playing in the waves. He even got his paws wet so he could guard her more closely. But when a rogue wave (about 12 inches tall) knocked her slightly off balance, he knew it was time to leave the ocean. He gently grabbed her by her shirt and pulled her from the (gently) tossing waves. Another life saved from the ocean's fatal tricks! (She laughed all the way as he pulled her.)