Theodore's World: Soldier trades smokes for maimed dog in Afghanistan

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June 13, 2012

Soldier trades smokes for maimed dog in Afghanistan

Soldier trades smokes for maimed dog in Afghanistan


Army sergeant "Nick B" surely saw some heart-wrenching horrors during his stint in Afghanistan, but one of them he realized he had to change. When he came across a tied-up dog covered in mud, its ears and tail hacked off, Nick knew he needed to get the pup away from its owners. He traded his cigarettes for the dog, won his trust with beef jerky and worked out a deal with the Puppy Rescue Mission to transport his new pal, Bodhi, through Taliban-controlled areas and out of the country. The pair had an emotional reunion in Florida last weekend. "He's going to have a great life with us," Nick said. See? Cigarettes are good for something.

Wild Thing's comment........

Great story, God bless this soldier and his dog too.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 13, 2012 12:55 AM


A sad fact for us animal lovers. In the Third World animal abuse is very common.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at June 13, 2012 02:17 PM

Tom, that is so sad. I used to think no matter where it was in the world people all would be good to animals.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 14, 2012 01:41 AM