Ezio, a Yorkshire Terrier who lives in Texas, weighs only 11 pounds, but his courage and loyalty to his family belie his tiny size. That was proved beyond a doubt last week when a neighbor’s dog broke through the Long family’s plywood fence and came towards Shannon Griffith Long’s 3-year-old grandchild, Gavin.
“The dog was 10 times the size of Ezio. This big giant dog, if it stands up, is as tall as me,” Long told local TV station KHOU. “The dog is ferocious.”