Sami, one family's German Shepard, took a liking to the night's planned dinner a few months ago and stood protective over her new friend: a lobster.

As the family says in the YouTube video's description, they've always noticed a motherly side to their dog - but they didn't expect to have her stand between them and dinner. Sami showed her teeth and hid the lobster beneath her to keep it from its undeniable, buttery fate.

In the end, dinner won over Sami. But check out this adorable video to see the battle play out.