Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July...Happy Reunions

This 4th of July we would like to say thank you to all our military men, women and dogs that fight for our independence. Here is a heart warming story that was featured in the Chicago Tribune recently.
Iraq war veteran Sgt. Jason Bos and his former partner, the bomb-sniffing dog Cila, were happily reunited Wednesday at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Bos and Cila, who he calls “Cici,” worked together for nearly five years. But when Bos had to leave the Army two years ago because of a back injury, the chocolate Lab was assigned to another handler. About a month ago, Bos heard that Cila was retiring, and he was contacted to see if he’d like to adopt her. He jumped at the chance and got help from the American Humane Association to bring her home from a base in Germany. Bos wasn’t sure if Cila would remember him, but she quickly showed she did by leaping into his arms, smothering him with kisses and rolling over for a belly rub. Bos and Cila headed to his home in Michigan, where she’ll kick off her retirement with the chance to sleep on the couch instead of in a kennel, as she would as a working military dog. “Her whole life has been about working. Now it's time for her to worry about just relaxing,” Bos said. —Chicago Tribune April 30, 2014