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(Omaha World Herald)   Marine gets a surprise reunion with his partner in combat after 333 days apart. That partner? A yellow lab whom the soldier promised he'd look up after getting home   (omaha.com) divider line 25
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2013-05-17 07:44:00 PM  
4 votes:
For some reason stories about service members being reunited with animals makes my office all dusty.
2013-05-18 03:51:07 AM  
2 votes:

Daedalus27: While I am happy that the soldier was reunited with his partner, he is denying the use of the trained dog in an important role so he can go chase squirels and get his belly rubbed.  I am a dog lover as much as the next guy, but perhaps he could have visited his companion from time to time and let them continue to be of valuable service to the community in explosive detection.  The mean streets of Des Moines are a far cry from Afghanistan so although somewhat risky, it is still preaty cushy duty as far as a bomb sniffing dog goes. Now if it will help his transition to civilian life that is a consideration, but it was not an insignificant expense to train a replacement animal. I am happy for him and the dog, but I can't help but think there would be a better solution available.


It takes a special kind of jerk to troll a dog reunion thread.
2013-05-18 01:04:58 AM  
2 votes:

Daedalus27: While I am happy that the soldier was reunited with his partner, he is denying the use of the trained dog in an important role so he can go chase squirels and get his belly rubbed.  I am a dog lover as much as the next guy, but perhaps he could have visited his companion from time to time and let them continue to be of valuable service to the community in explosive detection.  The mean streets of Des Moines are a far cry from Afghanistan so although somewhat risky, it is still preaty cushy duty as far as a bomb sniffing dog goes. Now if it will help his transition to civilian life that is a consideration, but it was not an insignificant expense to train a replacement animal. I am happy for him and the dog, but I can't help but think there would be a better solution available.


There is. You can hop on the next plane for Afghanistan and step on the first IED you can find. Do us all a favor.
2013-05-17 10:22:07 PM  
2 votes:
I just watched a horrific documentary about a North Korean labor camp and came to the interwebs in search of something to cheer me up and restore my faith in humanity. This story did both. Thank you subby.
2013-05-17 10:01:19 PM  
2 votes:
Dammit.

I must be allergic to dogs. My eyes are watery.
2013-05-17 09:30:32 PM  
2 votes:

cmunic8r99: crypticsatellite: Very dusty in here.


And who rubbed onions on my glasses?
2013-05-17 08:26:34 PM  
2 votes:
Damn Iowa, you do not suck.
2013-05-18 01:44:09 AM  
1 votes:

Daedalus27: While I am happy that the soldier was reunited with his partner, he is denying the use of the trained dog in an important role so he can go chase squirels and get his belly rubbed.  I am a dog lover as much as the next guy, but perhaps he could have visited his companion from time to time and let them continue to be of valuable service to the community in explosive detection.  The mean streets of Des Moines are a far cry from Afghanistan so although somewhat risky, it is still preaty cushy duty as far as a bomb sniffing dog goes. Now if it will help his transition to civilian life that is a consideration, but it was not an insignificant expense to train a replacement animal. I am happy for him and the dog, but I can't help but think there would be a better solution available.


The Elks Association agreed to donate the money to buy another trained dog for the agency.  The agency isn't losing out.
2013-05-18 01:06:59 AM  
1 votes:
Until recently, military dogs were classified as equipment, so it was nearly impossible to adopt one when it was retired.  Fortunately, Congress got their collective heads of of their asses long enough to change that.
2013-05-18 12:38:23 AM  
1 votes:
Great.  Another story about a marine corps soldier.  If I ever meet one, I'm going to punch him right straight in the throat.
2013-05-18 12:26:42 AM  
1 votes:

Xanadone: gaslight: fark you, cat lovers!

I love my cats, but I have to admit, if a cat were capable of detecting an IED, it would probably sit back and watch it blow you to bloody little bits.


And then rub against your free-standing lower leg. And then start eating it.

/but yeah cats are cute
2013-05-18 12:24:32 AM  
1 votes:
I'm gonna go hug my comparatively stupid dogs.
2013-05-18 12:06:06 AM  
1 votes:
Forget the breed; it's awfull dusty. It's the personality & bond; not breed accreditations.
2013-05-17 11:11:42 PM  
1 votes:
These stories always get to me.

At least we're bringing them home this time, not just writing them off as equipment to be dumped on the locals (and into their cookpots) like we did in Vietnam.
2013-05-17 11:00:57 PM  
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: being the most popular is a reasonable proxy for "best".


If you really just simplified life to popularity contests, there isn't any reason to even have this discussion with you because you are in a junior high school mindset.
2013-05-17 10:57:16 PM  
1 votes:
Nice story. I love dogs and the people who love dogs.
2013-05-17 10:52:30 PM  
1 votes:

gaslight: fark you, cat lovers!


I love my cats, but I have to admit, if a cat were capable of detecting an IED, it would probably sit back and watch it blow you to bloody little bits.
2013-05-17 10:50:25 PM  
1 votes:

flamingboard: violentsalvation: Damn Iowa, you do not suck.

To be honest we do suck a little.


Yeah, we've got, well, never mind.  Not going to drag politics into this.  I bet Casey's one happy puppy now, back with her human.
2013-05-17 10:49:07 PM  
1 votes:

Awesome T-Shirt: Here's a video:
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1659202322001?bckey= AQ ~~,AAAACEbKvHE~,5m5Ggw-NA2sod2ajNs6FfXABIMNFomry&bctid=2390157135001


that was great.
thanks
2013-05-17 10:29:13 PM  
1 votes:
Great story.
2013-05-17 10:21:30 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: Very dusty in here.


Corn pollen, really really high corn pollen count today.

/My home state did good
//Semper Fido?
2013-05-17 10:17:06 PM  
1 votes:
Well, if you make a promise to a dog, you really need to reconsider the rules by which you measure and weigh reality
2013-05-17 10:14:39 PM  
1 votes:

violentsalvation: Damn Iowa, you do not suck.


To be honest we do suck a little.
2013-05-17 09:25:34 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: Very dusty in here.

2013-05-17 09:14:41 PM  
1 votes:
Very dusty in here.
 
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