Zeus, a U.S. Air Force military working dog assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron, waits for commands from his handler, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wesley Cox, during obedience training at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Nov. 25, 2013. (Dod photo by Senior Airman Lausanne Genuino/Released)
since its snowing here (already six inches) here is a picture of a happy dog in the snow.
Thor, a retired military working dog was reunited with his former USMC handler on May 22, 2014.
The reunion, brought about with the help of the Amierican Humane Association Mission K-9 Rescue, took place at the Sea-Tac International Airport May 20, 2014. Marine Veteran Cpl Deano Miller, and his dog Thor will have lots of time to make up after spending the past four years apart.
Deano first met Thor, a yellow lab, in 2010, when he served in Afghanistan with a California-based Marine battalion. Thor served with several other handlers in combat after Deano returned stateside.
Deano never forgot the dog that kept him safe. The reunion was the grand finale to a very long battle to adopt 7-year-old Thor. In an interview with The News Tribune, Dennis stated
“He was all I had. He was the only thing that kept me going every day. He was the only thing that was constant.”
Thor gave Deano comfort for seven months in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, where he protected Deano and the troops he served with.
Deano and fiancee Tomi Gallegos, were excited to get Thor home. She had heard Deano talk about his battle buddy for three years. Tomi believes Thor will help Deano with problems he’s going through.
Thor was a big hit on the plane, where he was flown from a canine facility in North Carolina. Passengers even stopped to have their photograph made with the heroic dog.
Thor was too excited at the reunion to pay much attention to Deano. He wanted to sniff all of the TV cameras who were there for the reunion. Several USO representatives, reporters from the Seattle area, and even a pet publication were some of those on hand to celebrate the event.
Thor has a new life. He has two dog “brothers” at home, whose role will be to teach Thor to be a normal family dog.
Congratulations, Deano and Thor. Thank you both for your service to country. Semper Fi.
Source: Examiner.com 🇺🇸
Cpl. Ural Hunter and his sentry dog “Fritz” take the point position as Combined Action Platoon 2-3-3 begins another day of patrolling near Vieh Hao. Cpl. Hunter has been working as point man with several CAP units for the last eight months. (USMC Photo by Sgt. Roger A. Paul) 1971