This is not a funny story or a good one but proves large animals can be protective and even lethal. A woman was walking her two dogs in England, evidently they walked by a herd of cows with calves. The cows felt threatened and attacked. As the little kid who had to go after the cows every evening before milking I can attest they will turn mean on you. As an adult I've been chased while trying to round up the neighbors cows who had escaped and didn't want to loose their newly acquired freedom. Actually it was a young bull, not a cow exactly. I can jump fences with one hand thank you or I could then.
This isn't exactly about animals but worth mentioning. In Australia two friends flew into a remote area to camp, they were flying over a saltwater crocodile infested lake and crashed. The pilot had only minor injuries but the passenger was more severely injured. The pilot buried his friend in sand because he thought the chances of immediate rescue were slim and it was getting cold. At last word they were both safe after being rescued when the pilot used a satellite phone to alert rescuers, the friend who was buried is in serious but stable condition. Humans- 2, Crocodiles- 0.
Have a good day, we as well as most of the midwest have heat warnings so make sure your outside pets have shelter and plenty of water and the inside ones have plenty of water and are cool enough. As for Dispatch he is laying behind me in the computer chair, it's morning nap time, it's hot enough that he doesn't want to stay outside if I'm on the mower or using the weedeater, he'd just as soon stay in the air conditioning and tell me how I shouldn't be out there without him from his seat by the window!