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Old 03-12-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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This story just about broke my heart all over the place. It's about a soldier who wants to bring his pet dog home from Afganistan. I feel this is one of those instances where people can put aside personal feelings about the war and come together. Great story.

Maine man trying to bring dog home from war | Portland Press Herald
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I am already teary just reading your post. I cannot read the story. I need to know if he got his doggie home with him first? I know this is a tear jerker!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I can't read this story. There are too many sad stories about animals anymore and it's just heartbreaking. Does he get the dog ????
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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How heartwarming! I heard a story on my local public radio station a few months back about another soldier who managed to get his adopted dog back to the States when he retired. Go ahead and read the story, everyone, the ending is happy...even better than expected!!! (I was a little nervous too, but curiosity always seems to win...must be the cats rubbing off on me...!)
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Oh, how sweet!
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: southern california
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sometimes a dog is a lot more just an animal. strange things happen esp in war.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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I can't read this story. There are too many sad stories about animals anymore and it's just heartbreaking. Does he get the dog ????
Sorry I didn't mean to scare anyone off. The reason it made me sad was the thought of him *not* getting the dog.
Apparently it's incredibly expensive for the army to fly dogs back from the war to the states and he and his family are trying to raise the money so he can bring this wonderful animal back to the great USA!
It just really pulled at my heart thinking of the bond between soldiers (who obviously need companionship in the war) and the dogs who are homeless and have no one to take care of them.

I am going to donate.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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That's one lucky dog!

Too bad the airlines can't make an exception! They have extra room in cargo, I'm sure!
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Every rescue dog deserves a shot at a good loving home. In my book it does not matter where the dog is or is from! If it can be saved and has a forever, loving home in waiting? End of story!
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Finally a happy ending!
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