Saturday, March 20, 2010

For The Fur Kids

I received this from a dear friend and felt I had to share it with all our blogger friends with pets.

What A  Dog!

Thought  everyone should know about this dog and his story.  
Especially like the ending ......
A  Pet's Ten  Commandments..........
Be sure to read them  too.


The K9 above is Brutus,  a military K9 at McChord.
He's huge - part Boxer  and part British  Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200  lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is  running toward me because he knows I have some  Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had  to duck around a tree just before he got to me  in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won  the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from  his tour in Iraq .. His handler and four other  soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents.  Brutus and his handler communicate by sign  language and he gave Brutus the signal that  meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The  Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back  later and quietly tore the throat out of one  guard at one door and another guard at another  door. He then jumped against one of the doors  repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old  warehouse) until it opened. He went in and  untied his handler and they all escaped. He's  the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows  you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit  in your lap. Enjoys the company of  cats.
K-9 Congressional  Medal of Honor Winner
Thought  you'd find this interesting.
Talk  about animal intelligence and bonding  with humans!

1. My life is likely  to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is  likely to be painful.
2.. Give me time to  understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in  me. It is crucial for my  well-being.

4. Don't be angry with  me for long and don't lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your friends, your  entertainment, but I have only  you.

5. Talk to me. Even if  I don't understand your words, I do understand  your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that  however you treat me, I will never forget  it.

7. Before you hit me,  before you strike me, remember that I could hurt  you, and yet, I choose not to bite  you..

8. Before you scold me  for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if  something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not  getting the right food, I have been in the sun  too long, or my heart might be getting old or  weak.

9. Please take care of  me when I grow old. You too, will grow  old.

10. On the ultimate  difficult journey, go with me please. Never say  you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this  alone. Everything is easier for me if you are  there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today  to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good  care of them.

Life would be a much  duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.


  1. We don't have a dog these days, used to always have one or two around. We get our "doggie fixes" with the ones that walk their people around the park. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. I'm sure we would have jumped behind a tree also!

  2. I had seen this about Brutus before, and remembered that it wasn't true.
    So I looked on Snopes:

    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Thanks Penny I started to snoop this before passing on in my blog but I said "naw no one would publish a lie about a pet". Next time I'll check it out. The story sounded good though.