War Dogs

Suzie Sanchez came over  last night. Has she come up yet? Suzie’s great, has these shiny black eyes. She likes Bernie and he likes her – I sniffed that out right from the get-go. But things have been bumpy lately, on account of Dylan McKnight, who was Suzie’s boyfriend – what a loser – and maybe sort of still is. Anyway, forget all that. Suzie’s a reporter for the Valley Tribune and she’s working on a story about military dogs.

“Did you know there are 2025 dogs in the military?” she said. “They track down explosives and bad guys with their sense of smell.” Well, of course. I’d learned the smell of explosives in K-9 school. And tracking bad guys – that’s my everyday gig. I could do this military job! I watched Bernie. “How many casualties?” he said.

“Eleven in combat since 9/11,” Suzie said. “There’s a movement going to get medals for the dogs who serve.”

“I’m for that,” Bernie said.

Me, too.


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5 Responses to “War Dogs”

  1. Diane Brodson
    2:31 am on March 30th, 2009

    Medals for dogs. Much better than the bad publicity the members of your nation have been getting lately…. All that bad press about the tripping-and-falling-accidents caused by dogs (and cats for that matter).

    For balanced reporting, maybe media could report the number of accidents caused by tripping over kids and their toys. Or from wearing crocs or flip-flops.

  2. Krysi
    2:41 am on March 30th, 2009

    There's a great book about the Marine dogs of World War II: "Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII"

  3. B. Stover
    3:06 am on March 30th, 2009

    Don't enlist Chet. I'd prefer it if they gave a war and nobody came!

  4. Rebecca Rice
    11:47 am on March 30th, 2009

    Chet, we need you searching perps in the public sector. But you can tell Bernie, me too on the medals for canines who serve our country. When the nation within serves the nation without, they deserve recognition. And extra treats, whenever possible.

  5. C. Harris
    1:06 pm on March 30th, 2009

    Any truth to the story that the military dogs were killed when the Vietnam War ended rather than bring them home? Hope not, I would hate for this to be their reward after all their dangerous service going down tunnels, etc. I'm travelling these days and don't have time or connection to do an internet search.

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