Friday, 27 January 2012

Another Interesting Story

 Another interesting story sent to me this week.....apologies if some of the formatting doesn't work too well.

Thought you might like to know about this dog and his history.

The K9 above is  Brutus, a military K9 at  McChord.. . He's huge -  part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and  tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took  the picture. 

Brutus is running toward me  because he knows I have some  Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had  to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. 

Brutus was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor  last year from his tour in Iraq. His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage  by insurgents. Brutus and his handler  communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus  the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'.  The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus.  He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard  at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of  cats..
K-9  Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

Thought you'd find  this interesting. Talk about animal  intelligence and bonding with humans, remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and  that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!

Instructions  for properly hugging a baby with Brutus 
1. First, find a  baby.

2.  Second, be sure that the object you found was indeed a baby, by employing classic  sniffing techniques.

3.  Next, you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging  process.

4. The  'paw slide'    = Simply slide paws around  baby
And prepare for possible  close-up.

5.  Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to  execute 
The difficult  and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so 
As to achieve the best photo  quality.

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