I am sure many of you are aware that while troops are over seas they tend to find a dog or two that they attach to their platoon. Well this is the case of Dusty our beloved hound. Dusty is of the rare breed called Afghan-Americo-Wolf mix.
Yes when you have your own blog you are allowed to talk in the first person as well as make up dog breeds and your own quotes!
She is our mission dog. On every dismounted mission we go on, no matter how far away, she will come with and “protect us.” She is one of the biggest enemies of the Taliban and can sniff them out a mile away. For example the town’s sub-governor lives on our small base and Dusty hates his guts. We usually have to pry her away from him. Or maybe I meant pry her teeth off of him.
Yesterday we went on a small patrol through our bazaar and while me and my boys were posted up in our security positions, Dusty was sniffing out the enemy. Our brave dog discovered Taliban presence in a 3 year old, a 60 year old, and a one-legged 50-something year old. Besides those three she also chased away several dogs and even her own tail at some points. Just recently, some of the guys in my platoon have been discussing how they are going to bring Dusty back with us to the U.S.
Dusty is our loyal hound and loves nothing more than chewing on some blown up lamb bits, and long walks in the desert. If you are interested in helping us in our campaign to bring Dusty back home please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi