Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a family dog steps in to protect a toddler from her dad who is pretending to be annoyed with her.
Bulent Yenilmez and Juliana Spaseska Yenilmez adopted Tequila the dog two and a half years ago when they found the stray on a cold winter’s day in Ankara, Turkey’s north-western capital.
The dog was more than happy when the couple welcomed little daughter Lara into the family, where Tequila has reportedly become her best friend but also protector, as seen in the footage.
In the Facebook video, Bulent is seen picking up a discarded toy and pretending to be angry about it.
He clears his throat and says in a stern voice: “Lara, why is this toy here?”
Before Bulent can say another word, Tequila dashes into the room at the sound of his strict tone.
The dog then goes to sit down next to Lara to protect the tot.
Bulent continues to pretend-scold his young daughter saying: “Did you throw it on the floor?”
Tequila immediately starts to growl and bark at the stern dad.
He says: “Didn’t I tell you to pick up your toys? Lara, look at me.”
As Bulent steps closer to his daughter, Tequila continues to growl at him and the mother says in English: “Be careful, she might bite you.”
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True to her word, the protective dog snarls and snaps at Bulent and he has to take a step back.
Every time he tries to castigate his toddler daughter, Tequila starts barking and cuts him short.
The video ends with a cute close up of Lara, and her dad giving Tequila a friendly stroke.
Netizen ‘Ozzy Crane’ said: “I want a dog like that!”
‘Hidayet Torgay’ commented: “Excellent! But be careful it doesn’t bite you.”
‘Cengiz Kacan’ wrote: “One word, perfect!”