We were watching a movie & had the lights out. Coal was looking down the hall and barking, I turned a light down the hall & there was a big black SNAKE! My wife fell off toilet & was knocked out. called PWFD they picked her up & put her on bed, coal jumped up on bed & 1 paw on her growling & showing his teeth, FD called me to "Get CUJO out of here". He loved to go for the mail, he would just go crazy running around and barking until I told him to sit and put his leach on. The FN people next doors pitt bull attacked him For the second time first time I was there to protect him. This was the new FN Pitt Bull attacked him and broke his back. I wasn't there to protect him this time. At the emergency vet I was holding him and he was looking at me saying "Help me daddy" and I had to lie to to him everything will be all right but it wasn't. I see a flash back of that look he gave me & still break down and cry. This hasn't done my PTSD any good either. The first day we got him wife fell asleep on couch I had lights out & realized we had a dog and looking with a flashlight he popped up be hinder I'm sleeping w/ the mommy.