15000 years ago, Man & the ancestors of our K9 friends made a pact - We would provide warmth & shelter from the elements - They would provide protection from all the things that lurked in the darkness that threatened us. To this day, the pact remains sacrosanct, likely the longest standing and most treasured unwritten agreement in the history of Man......
I am devoted to Man's best friends....life without them is not the same.....recently I saw a dog handler walking his pal on base here in Kandahar. I stopped and yelled out to him, " You are the luckiest bastard on this base....you get to have your pal with you wherever you go...." He replied, Yes, Yes I am....I am the luckiest bastard in this place ! " Never more truer words were spoken in this god-forsaken land.....
Here is an overview of a story of Cinnamon, rescued from here by a NAVY Reservist - GO NAVY ! The Navy saves many, including lost little puppies named Cinnamon....From Dogchannel.com
A Special Dog Rescue Mission
New book details one dog’s journey from war-torn Afghanistan to his American home.
When Christine Sullivan’s brother, Navy Reservist Mark Feffer, was deployed to Afghanistan, she worried. But when she learned that he had befriended a stray puppy in the war-torn country, she was relieved that he had a little canine company so far from home.
Thus begins the amazing journey relayed in Sullivan’s new book “Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Mission to Bring Her Home.”
What began as an occasional canine acquaintance between Feffer and a sweet dog named Cinnamon, who wandered into his military base outside Kandahar, soon blossomed into a deep soul connection between puppy and soldier. Sullivan enjoyed hearing the secondhand accounts of her brother’s new canine companion and understood why when he prepared to return home, Feffer couldn’t imagine leaving behind his new best friend.
unbreakable bond between owner and dog.
But little did the siblings know that Cinnamon’s transport would entangle them in a 44-day international search when the dog is abandoned by her handler at the airport and goes missing in a foreign country. What follows is an amazing tale of love and determination, heartbreak and redemption and the
Told through Sullivan’s eyes, the book details the harrowing experience of coordinating an international rescue mission to bring her brother’s dog home safely. Through e-mail exchanges, her own detective work and Sullivan’s pure determination, readers follow Cinnamon’s extraordinary journey from her difficult beginnings to the unlikely reunion with her beloved owner.
“Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Mission to Bring Her Home” by Christine Sullivan is on sale now.