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Coast Guard Dog

Coast GuardApparently, when you take a dog on a Coast Guard cutter, you want to make sure he’s wearing eye and ear protection, not to mention a life vest. From the USCG Facebook page.

The Coast Guard has 15 canine teams total. Each team is comprised of one Guardian and one dog. There are two teams at every Deployable Operations Group (DOG) unit and one team at Sector New York. The DOG units include MSST Seattle, MSST San Francisco, MSST LA/LB, MSST Galveston, MSST Kings Bay, MSST New York and MSRT Chesapeake.

The Coast Guard launched the Canine Substance Detection Program approximately one year after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The program’s goal is to enhance detection and deterrence capabilities in the maritime environment, adjacent lands, and waterside installations.

I’m glad they’re taking such good care of the pooch, and I’m glad that the Coast Guard takes such good care of us every day.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

From Russia, With Love

The Daily Star and Time Magazine are reporting that, in a show of solidarity, Russia is offering to send an Alsatian puppy to France to continue the important anti-terrorism work in which Diesel was involved. The two-month old puppy is named Dobrynya, after Russian folk hero Dobrynya Nikitich who is known for strength and courage.
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Support Military Working Dogs

It’s getting close to Christmas, but our military members, both human and canine will remain on the front lines in Afghanistan and elsewhere through the holidays, protection our freedoms.

If you’re looking for a way to make an impact this holiday season, you might consider donating some items to make deployment a little easier for these heroes.
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Paris Stand-off: Hero Dog


French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that after the terrorists set off several grenades in the stand-off at the apartment on the outskirts of Paris last night, police sent a dog in because they didn’t know if the terrorists were still alive, or what to do next. The answer was given in a rather gruesome way – the terrorists killed the dog.

This makes me hate them even more.

I’ll look for more info to see if I can get the dog’s name. I believe s/he was assigned to the RAID unit, a specialized force kind of like a SWAT team here in the US.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

UPDATE: The French police Twitter feed says this: ”Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd, a female assault dog … Was killed by terrorists during the operation.”

If you look at the topics trending in France on Twitter, you’ll see #JeSuisChien, which means “I am dog.”

I have seen, but not verified, that Diesel pushed the female bomber down the stairs before she detonated herself, saving who knows how many lives.

RIP Diesel. Thank you for your service. Our condolences to the RAID unit on their loss.

(Please note: I don’t know whether or not the dog in the picture is Diesel; however, this is the pic that is being tweeted & re-tweeted and it is featured in most of the news stories about this.)