Monday, July 4, 2011

Sookie~ Sweet Girl

From the Soldier: "I have a 3 - 4 month old puppy that I would do whatever is necessary to bring her home.

Her name is Sookie. I adopted her from some Afghans that work and live next to us. When they first had her, I went over to see the puppy and they asked me if I wanted her. I said yes, but my team leader said I couldn't. I brought the puppy over to our camp to show my team leader in hopes that he would change his mind, but he didn't. She was whimpering and scratching at all the fleas on her so we gave her a bath before returning her to the Afghans. All we had to wash her with was regular shampoo that we use in the shower, but it was better than nothing.

Over the next couple days, a couple of us would coax the puppy to come over to us and we would feed her whatever scraps we had from our meals. Some of the guys saw the Afghans throwing rocks and hitting her, so it didn't take long for her to figure out that life was better with us. One night I started looking to see if it was even possible to bring her back to the states and that was when my team leader caved in. He told me as long as I took care of her that I could have her because I wanted to bring her back home with me. Shortly after that, I found out about the Puppy Rescue Mission.

Since then, I have ordered some good puppy food and she has grown a lot in such a short time. Sookie is very smart and picked up training very fast. There are 4 dogs right outside of our part of the FOB that live with the medical team that she loves to play with. Boss used to be the 5th dog, but she left a couple weeks ago. Sookie walks with me out to the aircraft for shift change and always lays down underneath the helicopter out of the sun waiting for me. The other dogs come join us and they play with each other. We also have a cat that has been here for over a year. Sookie used to get excited around her and mostly just wanted to play and the cat didn't want anything to do with her, but they've since developed a respect for each other and don't really have any problems at all."

Thank you for having such a great program,

Please help Sookie get to the Land of the Free, Because of the BRAVE! Paw Salute Chris. You make us proud to be Americans!

The Puppy Rescue Mission, Inc
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The primary mission of Puppy Rescue Mission is to raise funds & assist various organizations which help soldiers bring home their furry friends from war. While PRM's primary mission is to assist soldiers and their furry friends, PRM will also, from time to time, assist an organization in rehoming a stray animal.

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