25 February 2010

A Tale of Two Dogs

From the Telegraph UK:

Treo, a nine-year-old black Labrador, has been honoured with a Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - for saving soldiers' lives in Afghanistan.

What a great story.

And then there's Rufus.

No, he's not quite as handsome as Treo. He's a little worse for the wear, having been hit while trying to keep a suicide bomber out of "his" guys' barracks.

But he certainly looks better than he did right after the attack. The injured Soldiers are recovering well, too. The one most seriously wounded has now been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed.

We don't expect Rufus to be given any awards, but we sure do hope Baghdad Pups can get him to the US, where he can live out his life in peace after being adopted by some nice American family.

1 comment:

MM said...

A happy update to this story--Rufus and Target have made it to the United States! http://www.ajc.com/news/injured-soldier-reunited-with-581329.html