Lava, Dog Rescued From Baghdad

I just finished listening to the audiobook “From Baghdad, With Love”, the story of Lava, a dog rescued by Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman of the U.S. Marines.  In spite of rules which forbid bringing home dogs from a war zone, Col. Kopelman found a way to get this puppy home with the help of reporters, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, some Iraqi nationals, and the Iams pet food company. 

This is truly a good story – not only because it has a good outcome for the dog, but also because it shows how awful the war in Iraq truly is.  Kopelman pulls no punches when telling how the money is mis-spent, how the war strategy is flawed, and how the Iraqi citizens suffer under the invasion.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon, if you’re interested.  I highly recommend it!  (BTW, in looking at Amazon, I see there is a 2nd book by Kopelman, called “From Baghdad to America:  Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava”.  I’ll have to put that one on my list, too!)

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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  1. The book was fantastic. I was slightly annoyed by all the times they authors used the word “like”, but it did help me remember the person writing it. Lava’s story is amazing. I always read books about dogs and this is one of my favorites. I despise Marley and Me because at the end, one of the thoughts that went through his head was he couldn’t justify spending the money for another surgery since that money could go to his kids. He also mentioned he wouldn’t feel write spending the money with all the kids in the world who are wanting. If you feel this way, don’t get a dog! Had he just left it at he did not want Marley to suffer anymore, the book would have been a hit. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I also suggest reading the book “Dog Years”, although I forget the author.

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