It was a real celebration yesterday as Bodhi, an Afghan herding dog was flown into Pensacola, FL yesterday to be reunited with the man who rescued and bonded with him while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Nick B, a 13-year veteran in the Army received some wet canine kisses Saturday as Bodhi and his human were reunited.
Nick was on patrol in Afghanistan when he found the young dog whose ears and half of his tail had been chopped off. The dog had been tied up, was covered in mud and had not been fed well. His owner had planned to use the skinny dog for entertainment in dog fights.
According to Fox WTV.com Nick traded the owner several packs of cigarettes for the dog and began the slow process of getting Bodhi to trust him by offering the dog bits of beef jerky. The two bonded, and even Sergeant Nick's unit loved the sweet dog.
Getting some of the dogs back home to the United States whose soldiers have bonded with them can be a very difficult endeavor, but Puppy Rescue Mission was able to help, and yesterday's reunion served as a testament to the strong bonds between humans and dogs.
Bodhi will never again have to worry about eating garbage on the Afghanistan streets, being shot by cruel people, or used in dog fights. Sergeant Nick and his family plan to give Bodhi a wonderful new life as a canine American citizen.
To read more and watch Bodhi's arrival, please click here.
Puppy Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization which brings forth the horrible plight of dogs and cats in Afghanistan, and also helps to care and transport many of these animals back to the United States. Please consider donating and help dogs and cats be reunited with the soldiers who protect our freedom.