Monday, September 14, 2015

Dog Hero Gets Senseless Pampering

My brother sent along the following story about the last surviving service dog from the 9/11 search and recovery:

While watching it, I couldn't help but think it's a dog.

Nobody loves dogs like we do here at YDP.  Nobody loves heroes like we do here as well.  Combined, and the two are off the charts.  But during the video I couldn't help but have a mental cash meter tallying up the cost of the dog's vacation.

Then I wondered about those still suffering from the trauma of 9/11.  Where's their day?

Bretangne would have been happy with a steak and some couch time.  She's a dog.  Yes, some of what was shared was for her handler, and I get that.  But there was still thousands of dollars spent on a dog, when some meat, a nap, and some tennis ball time with the boss would have worked just fine.

That's one of the things that make dogs so incredible - they don't require much other than to be with us.  

Regardless of what they've achieved, or what we think they're due.  

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