Eleven year-old Austin Foreman has already had a very lucky 2010. He was in his back yard on Saturday evening gathering firewood when his golden retriever, Angel, came in between him and a charging cougar.
As the dog and big cat fought, Foreman ran inside. His mother called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and an officer arrived on the scene in Boston Bar, British Columbia within a minute.
It did not look good for the valiant dog.