Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ROSCO


The Story of Rosco:

The story about how we found him is a simple one. We were conducting a shura one day at a local governmental center south of our FOB. Most dogs in Afghanistan are not friendly and do not simply approach soldiers. As I exited the building, one of the prettiest dogs I have seen in this country came up to me and started licking my hand. The dog was a female, and it was obvious she was nursing. She walked into an abandoned house, and we looked through the window at where she was going. There we saw 3 small, malnourished puppies; one of them was Rosco. When we entered the house, two of the puppies recoiled from us, but Rosco approached as happy as he could be. Our platoon had been wanting to adopt a dog, so this one seemed right. Rosco was so small when I picked him up that for the rest of the mission, he sat on top of my dismount radio on my chest rig. Since that day he has been a loved member of our platooon.

Rosco's final destination in the States will be Ft. Campbell, KY, about 45 minutes north of Nashville, TN. Our unit is scheduled to return to the States in late July or early August. If Rosco gets home before us, one of the wives is going to take care of him until we return. We just want Rosco safe in the States. Again, thank you so much for any help. We cannot thank you enough.

Time to help this BAND OF BROTHERS get Rosco to the USA! Paw Salute Soldiers for your big heart and more importantly for your service to the USA!

2 comments:

  1. Such a pity that so much dog politics can get in the way of 'pure' dog appreciation! All this info sounds a little familiar to some of what I have read about Schipperkes and the national shows that occur here. Both my dogs are tail-less, (not born that way!) because of the 'standard', I asked if my first dog, just a couple of weeks old then, if they would leave her tail insitu, but apparently they took it on day 3 of her life. Such a shame! Now of course this is illegal and Schipperkes are allowed to keep their tails, and such cute little tails they are! The Border Collie is such a gracious and stunning looking animal. Great post!!! Looking for large dog breeds for families Wondering what large dog breeds are good with kids or would be good for apartments Find out here A complete list of large dog breeds

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  2. Dogs that look deformed are often breeds that don’t have any more working lines and the show line breeders completely took over. Working lines in breeds are healthy and look similar to their ancestors. For example many show line German Shepherds are very different from working line and Czech German Shepherds that I think they should eventually be considered different breeds. If you want to preserve a breed and keep dogs looking like dogs, the working lines have to be preserved. Looking for large dog breeds for families Wondering what large dog breeds are good with kids or would be good for apartments Find out here A complete list of large dog breeds

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