Here’s a wonderful from Yahoo Animal Nation, about the relationships between military working dogs and their handlers:
[W]e met two dog and handler teams: Air Force Tech Sergeant Justin Kitts and his canine partner, Dyngo; and Army Sergeant Jason Cartwright and his dog Isaac. We were privileged to sit down with both of these teams to hear them talk about the bond between dog and handler.
Both teams recently deployed to Afghanistan, where their primary job was explosives detection, searching for IED’s and roadside bombs. Dyngo and Isaac (and their well-trained noses) saved hundreds of lives abroad, but they also served an equally important mission: one of being a companion and a reminder of home for both their handlers and the other service members who served next to them.
These are remarkable stories, and the ways that the handlers talk about their canine partners is inspiring.