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Thursday, February 18, 2016


Here are some beautiful pictures of some very precious heroes courtesy of our darlin’ Ami over at Ami's Starsong.  Tissue alert…

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So nice to see those brave dogs being looked after!
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This is my human there are many like it but this one is mine...

And the guy on the left has a BIG smile on his face.  It's his dog and he is glad it found another lap to sit on instead of his. (Note the brown leash)

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Oh Come On We Both Fit On This Thing! See!?
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I totally saw the dog and is wonderful wing man, never really paid attention to anything else until I started reading the comments.  Thank you to our military and their very special dogs who are sent into the worse case scenarios

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My son was half of a K9 couple.  His first partner was Banjo, explosives detection.  Oh, the stories we've heard!  His second partner was Brit, drug dog.  I have nothing but the utmost respect for all K9 teams.
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He/she deserved it! Thank you for your service, sweet little puppy.

heroes p7Look at the power in the thighs and shoulders of this soldier.  And that beautiful, determined face.  I grew up being told by my Air Force father that women could never serve in combat.  Oh, yeah?  Tell that to this American soldier!  To paraphrase Lincoln: "SHE who shall have borne the battle..."

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He looks so fierce, but sad…
Tears rolling down his/hers face.

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They trust each other!

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The dog survived, the handler sadly did not.

heroes p11He is receiving a medal for his service to our Country...
well deserved.

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Let's go for a walk they said.
It'll be fun they said.

heroes p13Best friend I could of ever asked for!!!
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IF ONLY we humans would love
one another this way too.

heroes p15Every K9 soldier would give their life for their partner,
no question they r angels of war...
bond beyond words.

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Hey, that's an Israeli soldier!

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The love of a dog is the closest thing to the love God
has for the human race. 
Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for
his friends ...

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Thank you for your service. 
Now run free over the rainbow bridge.

heroes p19Not a K9 Soldier, but nonetheless a dog who will serve.
His contribution to morale and mental health of the soldiers who found him, take care of him, and will hopefully bring him home with them should also be recognized.
Not a War Dog, but still a Dog of War.

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THAT is an awesome picture!!!

heroes p21The sharp dried weeds/grass was probably hurting the dog's feet. Saw another picture once where the human soldier was carrying his dog over burning hot sand. If it's too hot or cold on the ground for you to go barefooted, it's too hot or cold for animals too.
He ain't heavy he's my brother!

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This is the family of fallen Marine Cpl Dustin Lee. They were allowed to adopt "Lex".

heroes p23"That's not a dog, THAT'S A MARINE." -
Gny Sgt. Leroy Jethro Gibb, USMC "NCIS"

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He looks like he's saying its
okay we got this covered.

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Look after them like they
looked after you.


  1. Very sweet post. Grateful for the service of all the soldiers, human and furry. :)

    1. I am also, Lilli...happy you enjoyed the post.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  2. Cat and Ami,
    Love every bit of this.

    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Mere. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. A wonderful reminder to be thankful for those...human and furry who keep us safe and free...
    hugs abby

    1. It sure is Abby!

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  4. Loved this post, Cat! One of our boys got Sam a book like this for Christmas. It is titled Buddies: Men, Dogs, and World War II. The pictures tell the story. Hardly any need for words.

    Hugs From Ella

    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Ella. Will have to see if I can find that brother would love it and I'm always searching for good birthday gifts for him.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  5. Awesome pictures, I love that they trust each other so much, and they deserve being appreciated! Thank you, Cat.



    1. I so agree with you, Nina...they deserve every bit of appreciation we can give them!

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  6. Oh Cat, what a lovely post. Wonderful. Thank you and thanks Ami.


    1. You're very welcome, happy you enjoyed it.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  7. Thanks for the tissue alert, I needed it. Wonderful, thank you both and thank you all who serve

    1. You're welcome, Sunny...I need tissues every time I read it. Can't give enough thanks to those who serve.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  8. Wonderful! Such love and loyalty!
    Thanks Cat and Ami!

    1. I agree, Minelle...the love and loyalty are awesome aren't they.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat


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