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Military dog comes home from Iraq traumatized
hosted ^ | Aug 3 | DAN ELLIOTT

Posted on 08/03/2010 9:45:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) -- Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions.

She returned home to Colorado cowering and fearful. When her handlers tried to take her into a building, she would stiffen her legs and resist. Once inside, she would tuck her tail beneath her body and slink along the floor.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: agitprop; dog; goebbelswouldbeproud; iraqwar; pravdamedia; ptsd

1 posted on 08/03/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
When her handlers tried to take her into a building, she would stiffen her legs and resist.

That's why my wife doesn't ask me to go to Walmart anymore...

FMCDH(BITS)

2 posted on 08/03/2010 9:49:34 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: JoeProBono

Gina has done her bit. Time for a well deserved retirement.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 9:50:24 AM PDT by Bookie1066 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: JoeProBono

The only reason people are allowed into Heaven is so the dogs get to see the people they miss. You can’t trust any group of people who don’t like dogs.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 9:51:03 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: j.argese

I really like what you just posted. It is so true! If people don’t like dogs, they are not to be trusted. Also, if my dog doesn’t like someone, I probably won’t either!


5 posted on 08/03/2010 9:55:35 AM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: JoeProBono
This is a job for Cesar Millan!
6 posted on 08/03/2010 9:58:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: j.argese
The only reason people are allowed into Heaven is so the dogs get to see the people they miss. You can’t trust any group of people who don’t like dogs.
Wow, perfect!
7 posted on 08/03/2010 9:59:18 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: j.argese

“The only reason people are allowed into Heaven is so the dogs get to see the people they miss.”

That is beautiful, and is the best comment I’ve read so far today. Here’s hoping my dogs will some day help me get past the Pearly Gates!


8 posted on 08/03/2010 10:18:48 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: mlizzy

When my Mother was dying, she frequently had dreams of seeing my Dad sitting on a big cloud in Heaven, smiling and motioning to her. Just before the end, she had the same dream, but this time my Dad was not alone. Sitting with him on that cloud was every pet Mom had ever known. Many, many pets. She just loved that dream.


9 posted on 08/03/2010 10:22:46 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: j.argese

“You can’t trust any group of people who don’t like dogs.”

In my world, one is required to like my dog, before I will even acknowledge their existence, let alone trust them.

Of course my lover boy has become a people magnet.... everyone seems to love him.... especially the ladies and children of all ages. Falco is a 2 year old GSD weighing about 80 pounds. He has become quite a ham.

I have recently taught him to show his teeth... it’s just a trick, but he looks very threatening..... the verbal command is “lib”. ;>)


10 posted on 08/03/2010 10:27:18 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: EggsAckley
My screen's getting blurry. Thanks for telling your mother's dream. It is beautiful!

From Tilly to Eternity: The Death of the Family Dog
11 posted on 08/03/2010 10:32:25 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: JoeProBono
Dogs home.

Warriors home.

Nukes away.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

12 posted on 08/03/2010 10:33:38 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: j.argese

I’ll remember your quote for a long, long time and pass it on.


13 posted on 08/03/2010 10:49:08 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Bookie1066

Yes she does. And also some quiet time to help her get over the stresses she encountered on her tour of duty. The same goes for the fine men and women who serve their country. God bless them all.


14 posted on 08/03/2010 2:58:30 PM PDT by tob2 (I would rather have a nuclear power plant in my backyard than Gitmo detainees.)
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To: EggsAckley

Wow, that is a lovely story!

And gives me hope!


15 posted on 08/05/2010 7:42:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JoeProBono; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; ...
Poor beauty! Lovely sable having trouble.

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(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

16 posted on 08/05/2010 7:43:15 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>This is a job for Cesar Millan! <

I know this may come as a shock, but there are actually better trainers and canine rehabilitators than Will Smith and Oprah’s television dog strangler.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/b/2009/07/07/veterinary-behaviorists-take-a-stand-against-cesar-millan.htm


17 posted on 08/09/2010 7:11:02 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Darnright

Humor impaired, are we?


18 posted on 08/09/2010 7:15:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>Humor impaired, are we?<

Nope, just a 40 year’s experience dog trainer who’s sick to death of the “C” word.


19 posted on 08/09/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Darnright
Nope, just a 40 year’s experience dog trainer who’s sick to death of the “C” word.

Sounds like the green-eyed monster to me.

20 posted on 08/09/2010 8:37:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude.)
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To: JoeProBono
Good dog....

Hard to believe we're still fighting a war in that POS country....

21 posted on 08/09/2010 8:38:15 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Gator113

I don’t like dogs, or cats.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 8:39:37 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: dragnet2

Obama just announced the other day that the troops are being pulled out from Iraq.

IIRC he said within two months and they are packing up now.

(but it is Obama speaking here)


23 posted on 08/09/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by Global2010 (Congratulations to Dware for the FR Mussel Eating Fundraiser.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>Sounds like the green-eyed monster to me.<

Why, because I know of many incredibly talented dog trainers of whom the general public is unaware?

Captain Arthur Haggerty:
http://www.haggertydog.com/articles/Arthur_Hagerty_74_Hartford_Courant.pdf

Ian Dunbar, a world renowned authority on dog training:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTkYvn1HjrI

Dr Helmut Raiser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-hRhnlmKRw

Fred Hassen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1BhRbYjfrQ

Armin Winkler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sj22JSQ9Zk&feature=channel


24 posted on 08/09/2010 2:09:51 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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