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!