The Taliban says it captured a U.S. military dog. A spokesperson from the NATO-led International Assistance Security Force confirmed a dog is missing, but says that it belongs to a British unit. I don’t care whose dog it is, I hate seeing an animal pay the price for decisions made by humans.
I am so thankful more and more people are realizing how much dogs can help people, whether physically or emotionally. It is remarkable the difference dogs make! You can read more about the therapy dog program at Walter Reed VA Hospital and Harvey Naranjo who started the program.
This easily one of my favorite videos! I hope there are lots of happy reunions like these going on across the U.S. with troops coming home from Iraq. A heartfelt “Thank You!” to our troops and their families—I can’t imagine the hardships you’ve faced.
Before you condemn Baghdad officials for this horrific slaughter, let me put this into terms to which you can better relate. Depending on the figure you use for the area of Baghdad (78.8 – 283.4 sq. miles) and using the lower estimate of strays (1.25 million), that breaks down to 12-39 stray dogs per city block. Can you even imagine what it would be like to live with anything close to that number of feral dogs—hungry, with parasites, and possibly diseased—running loose around your home? This is a public health issue.
Gracie is so happy to see her “dad’ returning from Afghanistan she just can’t contain it. So cute! Gracie’s people are donating proceeds from the ads running to the shelter in Alexandria, Va from where they adopted her. Read the information about the video—they sound like neat people.
It looks like Gracie’s dad is headed back to Afghanistan tomorrow. We hope he returns home safely and soon!