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Military Dogs Receive Top Honor

This is what I love to see. This is one of the reasons why I think dogs are the best pets to own. They’re super intelligent and help us in the best possible ways. There would possibly be twice as many soldiers killed in action  from IED’s if we didn’t use dogs to sniff them out.

WASHINGTON — During a routine perimeter check in the desert of Afghanistan, Isky found a roadside bomb. He had come to a complete stop, sitting near the explosive device, patiently waiting for orders from his best friend, Army Sgt. Wess Brown. The IED – buried two feet deep – was a 120-pound bomb. Isky, a […]

via Working Dogs honored for their service — Pacific Paratrooper

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8 comments on “Military Dogs Receive Top Honor

  1. Every dog gives unconditional love that puts humans to shame, but the working dog is just too special for words!

  2. GP Cox, I totally agree. Personally, I feel dogs are a gift from God, a special bond that occurs exclusively between humans and dogs. No other animal has been genetically coded to bond with humans to the extent that dogs do.

  3. It’s amazing how helpful dogs can be and how important the work they do is. My son and I always joke that there’s a reason nobody uses Huskies for military work. We have two and lets just say they have minds of their own! Still, they’re beloved, wonderful companions and will walk/run with you forever and ever. They never get tired.

  4. I’m rooting for you, and I’m glad you’ve got Tank and a supportive family. I’ve never been through anything close to what you must have lived, but it’s clear to me that you’ve got what it takes to work through it and come out as the person you want to be.

    I grew up with a cat from second grade through college. After that, I always had a cat or two or more of my own, so my son grew up with cats, too. We loved them, and whether you believe it or not, they loved us, too. After he moved out on his own, he got a two dogs — brother and sister litter mates. When he moved to a No Pets apartment, Mina and Hugh moved in with me. I still love cats, although I don’t have any living with us anymore, but now I love dogs, too. Mina has passed on, but Huge is my best friend. Who knew?

    • Thank you Sue! i used to have cats and dogs growing up, I spent most of my childhood teaching animals tricks or playing games with them. I think having Tank fills a gap in my life. Animals are so affectionate when you need it the most and they’ll do almost anything for you when you do for them. The only thing I don’t like about cats is they have a mind of their own.

  5. Haha! It’s true, cats are more independent, and dogs are needier, but they both seem to sense human moods and give and accept affection. I’m sure our live are richer when we share them with pets. <3

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