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Fallen Marineís Parents Adopt Sonís Bomb-Sniffing Dog
KWTX ^ | 6/8

Posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Texas couple has adopted a bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son when he was killed in Afghanistan.

The parents of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz adopted Dino Saturday, after the 6-year-old Belgian malinois was declared retired in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton.

Law permits such an adoption if it will help a family with the grieving process.

Dino had to pass a test to ensure he didn't suffer the canine equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder after his combat experience.

Rich Landgrebe, operations manager for the Marine working-dog program, said the test showed Dino has the right temperament to be adopted.

Diaz's mother said Dino will have a large backyard and a swimming pool in his new home in El Paso.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs; marines; texas

1 posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

WOOF - WOOF


2 posted on 06/09/2014 12:21:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: nickcarraway

The parents can give the doggie some of son’s things to be with: an old shoe, a dirty sock, the bedspread their son used. The dog might feel “comfortable” with those.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

It is theory that dogs can ‘sniff’ same bloodlines. In other words, a dog can tell that the parents of the fallen soldier are ‘related’. I hope that it is true.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 12:25:06 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: nickcarraway

Blurry screen...

May Dino and the parents find comfort from each other.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 12:45:47 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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