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Retired Military Dog Reunited with Handler

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, a military working dog handler with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, conducts training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 19, 2018. (Seth Rosenberg/U.S. Marine Corps)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Angela Cardone, a military working dog handler with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, conducts training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 19, 2018. (Seth Rosenberg/U.S. Marine Corps)
From Military.com and the Honolulu Star Advertiser:

Bogi, a 5-year old Belgian Malinois, has been reunited with her original handler, Sgt. Angela Cardone of the U.S. Marine Corps, at Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki, with the help of Washington, DC’s American Humane military program.

The pair originally met in Iwakuni, Japan, about three years ago. Cardone trained Bogi as a narcotics detection dog, and the two worked together for two years until Cardone was moved to Honolulu last summer. Continue reading Retired Military Dog Reunited with Handler

A Different Kind of Coon Dog

East Asian Raccoon DogYou may be familiar with the Coon Hounds common throughout the Southern United States, but this is a different kind of coon dog: the East Asian Raccoon Dog. Although it is not bred to hunt raccoons and is totally unrelated to Raccoons, it is called the Raccoon Dog due to its passing resemblance to the smaller mammal.

I think this dog is pretty cute, but it appears it is not terribly domesticated in its native Japan. They are most similar to the fox, and are hunted for their fur. They are the only dog breed that hibernates.

What do you think of it? Yea or nay?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!