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(The Sun)   Valiant canine soldier awarded highest medal possible. He'd like his well-done, thank you   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 72
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2010-02-27 10:58:58 PM
Well done? I really doubt that.
 
2010-02-27 11:00:30 PM
Bad ass picture of the dog.
 
2010-02-28 03:51:25 AM
The way the american military has treated its dogs over the past few wars is terrible - the dogs should be honored like the Brits do.
 
2010-02-28 03:53:14 AM
Woof.
 
2010-02-28 03:55:25 AM
If only I could win that medal...
 
2010-02-28 04:04:06 AM
good dog.
 
2010-02-28 04:05:27 AM
Why the hell do they call it "well done" anyways? Shouldn't it be called "overcooked" ?
 
2010-02-28 04:06:15 AM
Love the picture.
 
2010-02-28 04:12:37 AM
I wanna hug my dog now.

/springer-beagle mix
//had a black lab, but he's in the great kennel in the sky right now
///damn good dogs
 
2010-02-28 04:18:57 AM
Fjornir: Why the hell do they call it "well done" anyways? Shouldn't it be called "overcooked" ?

This. I know of a restaurant that, in its menu's description of each way of cooking it, describes well-done as "thoroughly ruined."
 
2010-02-28 04:24:04 AM
"The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a juicy steak."

-Chris "Sparky" Hedges
 
2010-02-28 04:26:52 AM
canaDn: The way the american military has treated its dogs over the past few wars is terrible - the dogs should be honored like the Brits do.

?
 
2010-02-28 04:30:09 AM
I prefer my steak well done, but I doubt a canine would.
 
2010-02-28 04:45:39 AM
Your dog wants bacon-flavoured medals.
 
2010-02-28 05:00:41 AM
that dog should die older and fatter than most kings have tried to be.
 
2010-02-28 05:04:56 AM
non compos mentat: Your dog wants bacon-flavoured medals.

FTFY ;-)
 
2010-02-28 05:22:30 AM
Fjornir: Why the hell do they call it "well done" anyways? Shouldn't it be called "overcooked" ?

Maybe it's sarcasm? You know, they bring out your steak and it's to which you say, "Oh, well done, asshat. Go get me another!"
 
2010-02-28 05:27:22 AM
I kinda miss beef. Been about 2 years now.

Give the doggie my share. He earned it moreso than I ever did.
 
2010-02-28 05:42:33 AM
Red Robin calls it "pink or no pink". I hate that phrase like nails on a chalkboard.
 
2010-02-28 05:54:18 AM
Good dog. Of course, if PETA had its way, dogs in the military or any other useful vocation would be disallowed. Note also that dogs, properly trained and well-handled, can go out and do useful things. As much fun as Caturday may be, humans have to pretend felines are clever by writing the lolcats. Cats don't search and rescue after hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. There are no "seeing eye cats." No cat sled races. Dogs rule. This story is a prime example.
 
2010-02-28 06:07:09 AM
Mr. Right: Good dog. Of course, if PETA had its way, dogs in the military or any other useful vocation would be disallowed. Note also that dogs, properly trained and well-handled, can go out and do useful things. As much fun as Caturday may be, humans have to pretend felines are clever by writing the lolcats. Cats don't search and rescue after hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. There are no "seeing eye cats." No cat sled races. Dogs rule. This story is a prime example.

Morons who think they have to have an opinion about everything, and that others need to hear those opinions, are the greatest bores on the planet.
Your post is a prime example.
 
2010-02-28 06:20:23 AM
That's it. I'm getting a dog.
I can't take it anymore.


/cat person
 
2010-02-28 06:28:24 AM
jso2897: Mr. Right: Good dog. Of course, if PETA had its way, dogs in the military or any other useful vocation would be disallowed. Note also that dogs, properly trained and well-handled, can go out and do useful things. As much fun as Caturday may be, humans have to pretend felines are clever by writing the lolcats. Cats don't search and rescue after hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. There are no "seeing eye cats." No cat sled races. Dogs rule. This story is a prime example.

Morons who think they have to have an opinion about everything, and that others need to hear those opinions, are the greatest bores on the planet.
Your post is a prime example.


Santimonious asshats who think they are qualified to pass judgement on the opinions of others are the most deluded idiots on the planet. You are a prime example.
 
2010-02-28 06:28:55 AM
You know this dog is just going to use his new-found fame to go around and bang random biatches....
 
2010-02-28 07:00:15 AM
basemetal: Well done? I really doubt that.

this
 
2010-02-28 07:06:18 AM
We salute you.

i787.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-28 07:14:37 AM
Well that's a good lil' doggie!
gooood dog.
www.owensworld.com
Dogs and animals will have their revenge on stupid humans one day soon. SOON.

/luvs de doggies
//cute lil' guys
 
2010-02-28 07:18:31 AM
Here is an Oympic GOLD medal and a well-done steak for You,
/good dog
//om romm nom romn nomm - WHU? Rrrrrrrrrrrr!
 
2010-02-28 07:38:12 AM
Cry havoc...
 
2010-02-28 07:54:40 AM
Came to cast judgment on those that would cook a steak well done and see that my work here is done. Had a wonderful aged steak for my birthday the other night. Bloody and rare. So good.
 
2010-02-28 08:00:09 AM
rare - do you mean WITH blood?

/That's sick
 
2010-02-28 08:01:23 AM
Hillbilly Jim:

I love how the penis of the left dog sticks out.

/not really
 
2010-02-28 08:14:37 AM
Good dog!
 
2010-02-28 08:21:59 AM
canaDn: The way the american military has treated its dogs over the past few wars is terrible - the dogs should be honored like the Brits do.

??
 
2010-02-28 08:27:27 AM
jnoel: That's it. I'm getting a dog.
I can't take it anymore.


/cat person


There's always the story of Able Seaman Simon, the only cat awarded the Dickin Medal.

http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html
 
2010-02-28 08:29:57 AM
basemetal: Well done? I really doubt that.

Came here to say this. I seriously doubt that any dog would order a steak more well done than medium rare.
 
2010-02-28 08:33:38 AM
Gaylord Fister: Hillbilly Jim:

I love how the penis of the left dog sticks out.

/not really


You'd think that with a name like yours you'd be a little less squeamish about bodies and stuff...girlyman (from your profile pic I am assuming that you are, really, a 48 year old overweight male sprinkled with cheetos dust).
 
2010-02-28 08:36:00 AM
just_dis_guy:

basemetal: Well done? I really doubt that.

Came here to say this. I seriously doubt that any dog would order a steak more well done than medium rare freshly cut off the cow.


My dog will eat any meat, no matter how it's cooked, that I throw his way. However, I think if he were to order it his way, it would come raw as the day is long.

/Well done steak should be a crime worthy of PMITA prison.
 
2010-02-28 08:49:51 AM
Mr. Right: jso2897: Mr. Right: Good dog. Of course, if PETA had its way, dogs in the military or any other useful vocation would be disallowed. Note also that dogs, properly trained and well-handled, can go out and do useful things. As much fun as Caturday may be, humans have to pretend felines are clever by writing the lolcats. Cats don't search and rescue after hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. There are no "seeing eye cats." No cat sled races. Dogs rule. This story is a prime example.

Morons who think they have to have an opinion about everything, and that others need to hear those opinions, are the greatest bores on the planet.
Your post is a prime example.

Santimonious asshats who think they are qualified to pass judgement on the opinions of others are the most deluded idiots on the planet. You are a prime example.


Comedy. And no, I do not have a dog in this fight.
 
2010-02-28 08:58:49 AM
Good dogs only eat red meat
 
2010-02-28 09:05:46 AM
Why would you give a dog a medal? I don't think he really gives a shiat.

Give him a big steak a few "there's a good boy"'s and we're done here.
 
2010-02-28 09:07:39 AM
Anyone who orders a steak well done does not deserve that steak.
 
2010-02-28 09:12:08 AM
canaDn: The way the american military has treated its dogs over the past few wars is terrible - the dogs should be honored like the Brits do.

Dear God, THIS. You'd think they'd want to honor the ~4000 dogs that kept the Vietnam Memorial from having an estimated minimum of 10,000 more names. Then again, they'd rather keep quiet the fact that 90% of those animals were either killed or turned over to the ARVN soldiers, who were afraid of them, and had no idea what to do with them (short of eating 'em).

But no, dogs aren't soldiers. They're equipment. They don't get to come home after a year, they just get a new handler, and keep going until they get shot or too sick to save. While there's plenty of video of Hueys getting dropped into the Gulf of Tonkin after we started pulling all the way out, I sincerely doubt there's any footage of what happened to the dogs.

Of the few dogs they allowed to return, absolutely none of the fears they cited for not bringing back the rest, namely disease or the dogs flipping out and attacking civilians, ever came to fruition. Not once.

/Good dog.
//Something in my eye
 
2010-02-28 09:14:08 AM
Cool dog, but what's really the point of this. Can the dog understand that he got a medal? Will all the other doggies sit around and hear is war stories and buy him beer? Glad that the dog got to retire, but I certainly hope they didn't waste any taxpayer money of an award for a dog.
 
2010-02-28 09:31:58 AM
Mr. Right: jso2897: Mr. Right: Good dog. Of course, if PETA had its way, dogs in the military or any other useful vocation would be disallowed. Note also that dogs, properly trained and well-handled, can go out and do useful things. As much fun as Caturday may be, humans have to pretend felines are clever by writing the lolcats. Cats don't search and rescue after hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. There are no "seeing eye cats." No cat sled races. Dogs rule. This story is a prime example.

Morons who think they have to have an opinion about everything, and that others need to hear those opinions, are the greatest bores on the planet. Your post is a prime example.

Santimonious asshats who think they are qualified to pass judgement on the opinions of others are the most deluded idiots on the planet. You are a prime example


Well played Mr. Right, the newest addition to my favorites list. And if somebody shows up with the account "Sanctimonious Asshat", it's probably me.

/I lol'ed
 
2010-02-28 09:32:29 AM
krazydiamond: Cool dog, but what's really the point of this. Can the dog understand that he got a medal? Will all the other doggies sit around and hear is war stories and buy him beer? Glad that the dog got to retire, but I certainly hope they didn't waste any taxpayer money of an award for a dog.

party pooper.
 
2010-02-28 09:34:19 AM
okami36: canaDn: The way the american military has treated its dogs over the past few wars is terrible - the dogs should be honored like the Brits do.

Dear God, THIS. You'd think they'd want to honor the ~4000 dogs that kept the Vietnam Memorial from having an estimated minimum of 10,000 more names. Then again, they'd rather keep quiet the fact that 90% of those animals were either killed or turned over to the ARVN soldiers, who were afraid of them, and had no idea what to do with them (short of eating 'em).

But no, dogs aren't soldiers. They're equipment. They don't get to come home after a year, they just get a new handler, and keep going until they get shot or too sick to save. While there's plenty of video of Hueys getting dropped into the Gulf of Tonkin after we started pulling all the way out, I sincerely doubt there's any footage of what happened to the dogs.

Of the few dogs they allowed to return, absolutely none of the fears they cited for not bringing back the rest, namely disease or the dogs flipping out and attacking civilians, ever came to fruition. Not once.

/Good dog.
//Something in my eye



I think dogs only do a few months rotation now in Iraq and are then brought back home. I remember some of the dog handlers I had met while I was there having two or three different breeds throughout the same rotation. Plus the dogs had a higher rank than the their handler so that if the handler were to abuse them it would be considered an Article 90 (Assaulting a superior Officer).

So here is a pic of a military dog in action:
i185.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-28 09:41:23 AM
Sergeant Chip, is that you? (Link goes to sci-fi about a military dog.)
 
2010-02-28 09:43:09 AM
i5.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-28 09:45:36 AM
hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net
 
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