Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Marine bends rules to save dog found in Iraq and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VOTES!

After injured stray trekked 75 miles to find him, pilot got him home to U.S.

I'm going to tell you right now - go grab your tissues and be prepared to lose a few tears. This video runs for six minutes but they will be six minutes well spent. So, grab your cuppa', settle back with your canine companion and be prepared to let your heart get warmed.

Sadly, there are so many more deserving dogs in Iraq but this one - this one - made it to paradise by any dog's standards.

PeeEss: Thank you so much to all of the wonderful people who took the time to vote for Scout and Freyja in the HOWL-o-weenie contests. We are happy to inform you that each of them won yesterday in various group entries. In our ♥s we know that each and eFURy entry was a #1 WINNER. Slurpies an' schmoopies...

National Canine Cancer Foundation

25 comments:

The OP Pack said...

We saw that story several times on the news and it was just amazing. That dog just knew where he wanted to be. More proof that our pets know who is good to them.'

Congrats on your wins in the costume contest - we thought it was all so much fun. Your costumes were all so wonderful.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Sam said...

That is amazing - I love hearing stories about the soldiers and their dogs. You're right - that was a six minutes well spent!

Black Dog's Photographer said...

Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it.

Oskar said...

That was such a great story, thank you for sharing it.

I'm so glad you guys won in the Halloween contest!

Alex93andme said...

Wonderful story!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!

Mason Dixie said...

What a great video. Dogs are truly remarkable animals.

Teddy Bear said...

Thank you for sharing such a pawesome story!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Samantha said...

WHAT a tale - brings shivers down my spine - so heartwarming and - truly amazing! What a dog - sweet Nubs. How horrible to cut off his ears though. But thanks so much for sharing this incredible story.
Big Hugs xo
Sammie

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Thanks for sharing the story, it's was awesome. Congratulations on your costume wins.
- TBH&K

Lorenza said...

I love this story!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Such a good story.
Your right- tissues were needed.
It was a happy ending thank goodness.
Congratualtions for placing in the contests!
love
tweedles

Benny and Lily said...

Very good story
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing the story -

It was furry much appreciated!

Khongrats on your wins - they were pawesome entries!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Wild Dingo said...

What a great story! thanks for sharing.

it's so sad to see the ears cut off. i recently saw a therapy dog with similar ears and wondered how a dog with stand up ears could look like "bear" ears... it didn't seem natural. now i know what happened... sigh...

Canine Crusader said...

Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen this dog before. I've followed Operation Baghdad Pups and knew a lot of cats and dogs were brought back after the SPCA received it's first letter from a soldier and his dog Charlie. These truly are heartwarming stories. These animals give the soldiers love they have missed and help them think about something else during dark and difficult times. Bless this dogs heart, I can't believe they cut his ears off, but I've seen that crap before. Poor thing. -Woof, The Gang @ Dog blog for Five Dogs

bbes tribe said...

Thank you for sharing this story. We saw it on the Today show yesterday. It is a wonderful story and it shows how special is the bond between us & our friends. Such cruelty in cutting off his ears! Nubs & his person are truly bonded.
Ernie & Sasha

Hansel said...

Wonderful story- we didn't watch the video because mom is going to work and doesn't want to cry all the way there. :/ bad enough she is going! there are some great adopted dogs from iraq--- there is a group that flies them out, i can't remember what they're called, but one goes to moms clinic and she's a real sweet dog.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
I really wish the rest of the dogs have their happy endings too!

Cheers,
Maxx

Anne-Kathrine said...

Totally awesome story!!! Congrats on the wins!!

Mochi and Mommy said...

I love that story! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your wins! :)

Mochi

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

That story makes you believe there ARE "Happily Ever Afters!" Thanks for sharing. Congratulations, on your joint wins in Hansel's Spooktacular; your costumes deserved the recognition!

Martha and Bailey said...

Well done with the competition - you both had great entries!
We always love these lovely stories with happy endings - you do seem to make our mum leak a lot though, love Martha & Bailey xxxx

Brownie said...

what a heartwarming story! thanks for sharing... i would have missed it!
xoxo,
Brownie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so cool.. Mom is leaking now. She is so happy that Nubbs made it home to a safe forever home...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Martine said...

That sure is a neat story! Congrats are your wins!!

xo martine & the kiddlets