Mute Monday: Patriot (Dogs of War Edition)

*Whatever you think of the war, our troops deserve our respect, prayers, and admiration. Whether they are trained service dog-soldiers, or strays encountered while on patrol, i cannot think of a better comfort or companion to a soldier than a dog.*

More on courageous dogs: please visit this excellent post at Bite the Apple.

Adopt a Dog of War Military Working Dog Foundation

Foster parent a pet for military personel Military Pets Foster Project

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Blogger foam said...

i have no problem with showing respect for soldiers .. regardless of my opinion of the war ..
i grew up an army brat..
and i'm married to a former soldier.
i met mr foam when he was still a soldier ..

good choice .. dogs are the embodiment of loyalty ..

10:53 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

foamy: i know that about you. thats just one of the many things about you i like. additionally, the big dog (formerly mr. she) is a big fan of your nekkid wimmen drawings. grrrrherherhahahaha!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

Bloggy Tear, I'm telling you - these courageous souls are ALL in my prayers... the men, the woman AND the dogs that stand by their sides.

I wish them all warms beds and tastee pig ears for their devotion to their soldier.

*sniff* bye.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...


i am re-emerging

you may be right.

i should listen to you closely,
however, currently i have much to tell, will email soon.

just to say hello and i miss miss miss you!

3:06 PM  
Blogger frizzy scissorhands said...

love this post. woof woof.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

omg - I can see the future! this is a Monday post, but I am seeing it early! must be some time-space rift...

I must tell you, the most heartwarming stories of this war are the ones where soldiers adopt stray Iraqi dogs... I love to see it... people over there just don't appreciate them...

just got back from a whirlwind trip to the ATL... my, the Fox Theatre is beautiful!

can you answer a question for me? why are Georgia State Trooper cars modeled after a can of Red Bull???

PS: who found that IED before it exploded? was it you? was it YOU? yes it was! yes it was!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

PSS: that guy who threw the dog into the ravine should be shot!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Agreed, don't blame the warrior for the war he didn't start but has to fight. I think I have shared this with you: when I married my husband, he just got out of the service. My family couldn't believe I would marry a soldier. They figured he had an arsenal of grenade launchers like Tony Montana. There is an erroneous line of thinking that soldiers enjoy the front lines. There is a rush in combat, no doubt, but day after day of it grows old, and these are young folk who want to grow old.

I couldn't believe I was being criticized for marrying a soldier. They acted like he was Ted Bundy. I was very ashamed of my family.

Don't get me going on my feelings for our troops, K9!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Un-muted portions of this post is dead on, K-9 Dawg.

great spin on theme--and dang it! I had one of those photos too--great take on Patriot/ism

8:49 PM  
Blogger having my cake said...

It is so easy to forget those brave soldiers! Great MM x

4:39 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Great photos, great thoughts, great dogs. God Bless our Canine and Equine soldiers.

Happy Mute Monday!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

One the best MM postings I've seen so far. Thank you for posting this. Happy MM to you!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

This made me feel teary too. Between you and aunty I will be going to bed (which I should have done 3 hours ago)a blithering mess. There's just something about a dog's trusting eyes that gets to me every time.

God Bless all of them, humans and dogs alike, and keep them safe.

Happy Mute Monday.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best MM ever! Salute!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Excellent pups and their peeps!

Happy MM!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Ruela said...

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1:47 PM  
Blogger Edi said...

Always and Forever we should show respect. I love your post. Super cute. I swear muts are sometimes way cuter too :)

Oh and you have made it almost impossible to choose a favorite painting! I mean really, it'd be must easier if you were a bad painter, but they're all so equally brilliant in their own way. You are an amazing artist and person :)

I'll have to study closer later :)

Love you tons and tons!

2:06 PM  
Blogger moi said...

Über cool post! Thanks for the shout out and for the link to these two adoption and fostering organizations. Both of these organizations do excellent work. Happy Mute Monday!

2:22 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Awww. I LOVE photo number four! I would caption it as follows: "Remember: first you gotta respect the enemy; then you gotta kill 'em".

2:38 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

thanks all for stopping by. the soldier (brian dennis) holding the dog in his arms...he rescued "nubs" when he found his ears cut off and stabbed with a screwdriver.

(bogshond's right -they treat the dogs badly in iraq - in islam, dogs are unclean)

later he found him freezing in the desert night and took him and held him and nursed him back to health. the dog followed his unit.

Brian brought this iraqi survivor home! read about it here:

8:29 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Oh, my gosh! My absolute favorite of all the MM post! LOVE IT!

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Cherlin said...

Good post.

6:43 PM  

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