Dennis and Qannik Defend Us

My apologies to long time readers who have seen this video, but we were watching the stunning bravery that Dennis the Vizsla Dog was demonstrating on his blog yesterday.  Yes, Dennis protected his family from a horrendous amphibious assault.  In the background of the video, you can hear the terror in their voices as he ruthlessly risks himself for their defense.

For some reason, it reminded us of the same bravery demonstrated by Qannik when we were attacked by a . . . ski jacket.  This is almost like the opening sequence to Saving Private Ryan.

Don’t we all feel safer knowing that Dennis and Qannik are protecting us?

21 Comments

  1. Twinkietinydog on July 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Bravery and chivalry are NOT dead. The other day I defended my family from a hat! True story. It was sitting on a rock and I thought it was a very tiny very bad guy. I saved them all.
    Twinkie

  2. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on July 13, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Qannik you are so brave to protect you pack from that Ski Jacket! Looks like we need you around to protect us from the washing baskets – we don’t like them!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  3. Ruby's Raiser on July 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    So cute! Dennis is adorable at how proud of himself he is at his bravery…and Qannik’s sounds of bravery are inspiring the two doggies in this house to also be very brave in the face of…nothing! 😉

  4. Ricky on July 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Love both videos!! I totally get why the rock and the ski jacket were threatening – excellent job protecting your families Qannik and Dennis!

  5. Murphydog on July 12, 2010 at 12:43 am

    thank dogness that such brave souls exist in our world. Its a safer place becuz of both of dem brave dogs…willing to risk life and limb…

    wags, wiggles & slobbers
    Murphydog

  6. Cheyenne Millie on July 12, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Qannik! You are so brave! I especially like the way to approach with caution! And the scritches at the end of the video was great!!

  7. Khyra on July 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Rusty and I will keep the balloons under khontrol!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  8. Honey the Great Dane on July 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Oh Qannik – my human was laughing at your video – just like she laughed at Dennis’s but I totally see your point! I would have been suspicious too! Humans just don’t know all the DANGEROUS things we protect them from!! 😉

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

  9. the booker man on July 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    i totally appreciate you showin’ that video again cuz i am a new friend and i had nevarrr seen it before!!
    qannik is way brave like to defend all of ya’ll from that evil scary ski jacket!! i don’t know if i would have the guts to do that!
    *woof*
    the booker man

  10. Huffle Mawson on July 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    That Qannik video makes me laugh and laugh!

  11. gus, louie and callie on July 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Now those ski jackets can be plenty scary indeed. he he

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. The Army of Four on July 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I think we should declare a national holiday to show our appreciation to them both!!!
    Love,
    Ammy

  13. Lorenza on July 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Yes! Qannik and Dennis are soooo brave!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  14. Stella on July 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    What I do is I bark the thunder away when it comes, but jackets, no, they have arms, nor would I want to take on a giant sea turtle who was sleeping. Thats just foolish!

    Specialize, you guys, thats what I do!

    Kisses,
    Stella

  15. jack & moo on July 11, 2010 at 10:11 am

    So heroic! That was almost like watching it thru the eyes of Rusty – love those between the ear shots. Aw, Kiska does try to be helpful, doesn’t she?

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  16. Sagira on July 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Qannik is SO funny! What a brave pup! And I just love Rusty sitting on your lap, so cute.

  17. Dennis the Vizsla on July 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

    At least Qannik got a few barks in! I loved it when he looked at you like, “Hey, didn’t you notice that ski jacket over there? Do something!”

  18. Houndstooth on July 11, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I feel safer, especially knowing that both coasts are protected!

    I’m not sure which part cracked me up more — King Rusty on his lap throne or Qannik defending The Herd from the jacket! Hu-Dad, how did you manage to film it without even a snicker of laughter? I love seeing The Herd in action!

  19. Beckett on July 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Great work, Dennis and Qannik. Recently, I have had to protect that mom from two so-called lamps that she allowed to infiltrate her bedroom. She was oblivious to the great danger they posed, and it took several weeks of me growling and knocking them over before she finally removed them. I expected praise for my bravery, but so far none has come from her. What’s up with that?

    Beckett

  20. Sam on July 11, 2010 at 7:42 am

    What would we do without them? Those sneaky rocks and ski jackets – you can never turn your back on them!!

    Sam

  21. Echo on July 11, 2010 at 7:34 am

    It’s okay Qannik. I once heard of a serial ski jacket. The Herd will thank you one day.
    ECHO

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