the dogs of war

Answer & Tag 20 Followers Game

I was tagged by @sushidynasty . Thanks dude. 

Gender: Female

Star Sign: Pices

Height: 5′5 on a good day

Sexual Orientation: It’s either pan or ace, or a mixture of the two. 

Hogwarts House: Slytherin (Ravenclaw is close second)

Favourite Colour: anything but yellow

Favourite Animal: Owls or octopi 

Average Hours of Sleep:  Actually I’m getting better at this, around 6. 

Cat or Dog Person? dog

Favourite Fictional Characters: Solas (Dragon Age), Ahsoka (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Milo Thatch (Atlantis)… I could go on and on. 

Favourite Singer/Band: I really don’t have any. I listen to a wide variety of people and they all seem pretty good. 

Dream Trip: Greece of Rome. 

Dream Job: Paleontologist

When this blog was made: Umm… maybe 2014? Sometime in April? 

# of Followers: almost 3,000

Why did you make ur blog:  Some person on Omegel asked me to follow them and walked me through the steps of making it.

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Stubby was a Terrier type dog that wandered into the grounds of Yale University in July 1917. It just so happened that members of the 102nd infantry were training in Yale on this particular day. Thus, the story of the most decorated dog of World War I was born. As the soldiers were training, Stubby refused to leave their side. After growing fond of the friendly pup, Corporal Robert Conroy decided that when it was time to ship out, he would hide Stubby onboard. When they departed in France, Corporal Conroy hid Stubby in his jacket. When he was eventually discovered by the commanding officer, he was aghast to see Stubby salute him. The soldiers had trained him to salute upon request. He was allowed to stay, it was decided.

For 18 months, Stubby served in the trenches of France; he participated in four offended and 17 battles. His first injury was inhalation of toxic gas. As a result, Stubby became very sensitive to the smell - something that came in handy. When Stubby smelt the gas, he would run to all of the soldiers barking to awaken them. Additionally, Stubby would run through the trenches to find wounded soldiers. He was trained to differentiate between English and German language and bark whenever he found an English speaking soldier who was injured. In one of his most impressive endeavours, he captured a German spy. As he was mapping out the allied trenches, the German spy spotted Stubby and called out to him in German. Recognising the language of the enemy, Stubby attacked him. It was this heroic event that promoted Stubby to rank of sergeant.

After the war, he became an American celebrity, even visiting the White House twice and meeting President Woodrow Wilson. He passed away at the age of nine or ten and his body was donated to the Smithsonian Institute.

On Tuesday, Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, received the prestigious Dickin Medal, the highest military decoration awarded for valor in the UK. She’s the first American K9 to receive it. While serving, she led over 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and found over 40 explosives. She lost her leg when an IED detonated as she was searching for weapons. Thank you for your sacrifice, Lucca.

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| the aesthetic from video games concept arts|
| i very love the concept arts from video games!|
| Edits made by me :)|

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A very furry story from the history of the space race! Khrushchev’s move strikes me as brilliant: half, “we may be engaged in a cold war, but we’re still human!” and half, “the dogs we sent to space are already having babies. How’s NASA coming along?”

Apparently, Pushinka (which means “fluffy" in Russian) was examined before arriving at the White House to check for listening devices.

Images: Daniel Mogford/Flickr, Ralphdj/Wikimedia Commons, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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_I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny_nelson mandela
_Edits made by me :)_