Protective German shepherd determined to save a lobster from the dinner table

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We’d like to believe that dogs are exclusively man’s best friend, but it seems they have room in their hearts for everyone. At least according to a recently uploaded YouTube video that shows a German shepherd named Sami protecting a doomed lobster.

Lobsters spoil easily, so it’s normal to buy them live at the grocery store for maximum freshness. But when a family attempts to collect their lobster from the kitchen floor, Sami resists, whining continuously, baring her teeth, and even moving her head between the reaching hands and her ward.

This is certainly not a rare behaviour for dogs – in fact, their selfless devotion is exactly why we love them so much. It’s just odd to see this warmth bestowed on a creature as odd as a lobster. That being said, German shepherds breed have been known to provide foster care for all manner of small animals. For example, there is this affectionate German shepherd who is fast friends with a small owl.

The dog’s owner had this to say about her admirably compassionate dog: “My wonderful German Shepherd, Sami, has always had a motherly side to her, even though she’s never had puppies of her own. I’ve seen it with babies, kittens, even my pet snake. However we were very surprised to see her act protective over one of the lobsters we had planned to eat for a lobster dinner. She would show her teeth to my brothers dog and hide the lobster under her head, and even put her legs around it so we couldn’t take it away from her!”