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The Reason That Dog Is Receiving Full Military Honors
The Blaze ^

Posted on 04/12/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT by Perdogg

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn’t move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012.

But Hutto then saw what Eddie smelled: a homemade bomb, partially buried in the dirt. It was six inches from Hutto’s foot.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; doggieping; herodog

1 posted on 04/12/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 04/12/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

An inspiring story with a happy ending. Enjoy your retirement, Eddie!


3 posted on 04/12/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT by American Quilter (Joni Ernst for Senate!)
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To: Perdogg

“A special cake made out of peanut butter and bananas?” Jeepers, how about a gold watch and some booze? Maybe a perfumed cutie? ;)


4 posted on 04/12/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Perdogg

Good. If humans are going to risk the lives of such intelligent and loyal cretures as dogs in our own affairs, they should be rewarded.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Perdogg

I keep a Malinois ( or it keeps me ) . By far the best canine breed I have ever lived with and I have had many . Malinios are brave , loyal , smart ( freaky smart ) and live to please their master , their handler . They are high energy animals , especially in their first 5 years . Yet they mellow with age . Best darned friend I ever had ( including humans) Great family dogs . Highly socializable . No worries about children , they are their best protector ever . God Bless Malinois


6 posted on 04/12/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Perdogg
Great story :)
... but first thing that popped into my mind, was DOG, from Half Life 2 ... O.O



7 posted on 04/12/2014 11:52:24 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Perdogg

Great story about a real hero

thank you for posting


8 posted on 04/12/2014 11:55:21 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Perdogg

Peanut butter and bananas? A dog after my own heart! Happy retirement, Eddie.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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10 posted on 04/12/2014 12:41:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

They are wonderful dogs.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’m so glad that he’s going to be reunited in a forever home with his first handler.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 12:45:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

Tears in my eyes. Wonderful dog. Have a good retirement, Eddie. You deserve it.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LeoWindhorse

You love dogs. I like you. I don’t care for people who don’t like dogs.

My mother-in-law doesn’t like them. I have four dogs. She doesn’t come over very often.

Good.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 12:53:02 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: bimboeruption

Bravo. I feel the same way. Love me, love my dogs. (I have 4 now, it was 5 until January, when I lost my beloved Irish Setter name of The Rustle, aka Rusty).


15 posted on 04/12/2014 1:11:38 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: LeoWindhorse

What a good boy. I’m so glad he’s going to be retired with someone who loves him. But I’ll bet a peanut butter and banana cake is going to give him a messy bottom.

I have two dogs, a tough medium sized one and a little rat-like kinda thing who is very sweet but not much in the dog department, if you know what I mean. I usually prefer big energetic dogs, though, and I dream I having a Malinois someday. Bless your pup.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 1:12:07 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare

she’s an ‘old girl’ now :^)

perfect companion


17 posted on 04/12/2014 1:15:47 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Perdogg

Happy for the dog, he received three honors:

Retirement

Reunited with his handler

But the greastest honor was not having to endure a phony photo-op with mac daddy.


18 posted on 04/12/2014 2:07:40 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: LeoWindhorse

I have a Mali as well. They are not for casual dog owners, but good ones are high energy, clingy with family and kids, fearless protectors (and known as maligators for their bite) Very smart and trainable, but over the top in most categories, but they are not for everyone, I think you must be a pretty capable trainer and disciplinarian or they will quickly overwhelm you, in other words if you have control of them, they are wonderful companions, who will go to any extreme for you.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 2:07:54 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: trisham; shibumi; Eaker

“Eddie saved Hutto’s life, the lives of a dozen patrol members and countless people in the village.”

And some say God ain’t gonna let dogs into Heaven.

I’ll take that bet.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Salamander; trisham; Eaker
"And some say God ain’t gonna let dogs into Heaven."

It's a better bet than most people I know. (Present company excepted, of course.)

21 posted on 04/12/2014 9:17:13 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Indeed.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 10:26:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: nobamanomore

we agree !...
and they DO mellow with age
Esp. aging spayed females ....da best!


23 posted on 04/13/2014 1:46:53 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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