Thought you might like to know about this dog and his story.
I especially like the ending ........

A Pet's Ten Commandments............ at the end.
Be sure to read them too.

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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!

Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!

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.
~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

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  • Revolutionary Girl 2010/05/26 00:08:01
    Revolutionary Girl
    That is so beautiful and this little guy deserved it!!!! I love all animals and especially these k-9's. I've known some to die in duty and they are treated as a hero and buried as one.

    God bless their little hearts.

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  • CharlotteBockus 2010/06/05 03:23:27
    Brutus story is false. There is no such K-9 Medal of Honor winner and no Brutus K-9 at McCord Air Force Base in Washington.
  • CharlotteBockus 2010/06/05 03:22:26
    Join the discussion! Leave a comment.
  • Leah 2010/05/26 14:50:37
    So sweet...*sniff* :)
  • TCFla 2010/05/26 03:56:58
    This is a heartwarming story but I just read the comments below. If it isn't true, I wish it were. As a certified dogoholic, I love stories of the courage and heroism of dogs. They are amongst the noblest of God's creatures.

    The pet's ten commandments are just great. All new pet adoptions and purchases should come with a copy.
  • Doreen 2010/05/26 03:12:30
    What an awesome dog. The ten commandments are good.
  • Revolutionary Girl 2010/05/26 00:08:01
    Revolutionary Girl
    That is so beautiful and this little guy deserved it!!!! I love all animals and especially these k-9's. I've known some to die in duty and they are treated as a hero and buried as one.

    God bless their little hearts.
  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2010/05/25 23:52:37
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    Great post SCOOP!! What a dog,and his handler wasn`t to bad either!!
  • DavE 2010/05/25 20:48:52 (edited)
    Congratulations Brutus !!! Too bad the story isn't true.
    And they don't give the CMH to animals and never will.

    congratulations brutus
  • SCOOP--... DavE 2010/05/25 21:16:20
    I don't know if this is true or not. I don't trust either factcheck.com or snopes.com. If it is true, great. If it isn't true, then I wish the heck it was true.
  • DavE SCOOP--... 2010/05/26 03:36:42
    I certainly admire working dogs of all types Scoop. And like you I wish this story was true.
    The U.S. doesn't award medals to animals, but Britain is a different story.
    The PDSA Dickin Medal is awarded to animals who have displayed "conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving or associated with any branch of the Armed Forces or Civil Defence Units". The award is commonly referred to as "the animals' Victoria Cross". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... http://www.pdsa.org.uk/about-...
  • SCOOP--... DavE 2010/05/26 17:56:51
    Thank you so much, Dave, for this information.
  • DavE SCOOP--... 2010/05/27 02:10:38
    I'm surprised the AKC or some organization in the U.S. doesn't do the same here. They should!
  • SCOOP--... DavE 2010/05/27 13:56:04
    Yes, they should. Dogs are totally awesome. They do so many things such as find bodies, drugs and missing people. They surely deserve to be recognized for what they do.
  • keeper 2010/05/25 20:42:42
    Thank You so much for posting this, Scoop...and you know that I am sharing it!! ;-
  • Lady Whitewolf 2010/05/25 20:39:13
    Lady Whitewolf
    Brutus ROCKS!!!!
  • gimini210 2010/05/25 20:32:33
    Now that is a well deserved medal. I love my tow boys and both are spoiled rotten. Wouldn't have it any other way and neither would they.

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