We love our pups, but just like children sometime they get on our nerves. Whether it’s barking that won’t stop, the evisceration of all the toilet paper in the house, or their incredible ability to know exactly where NOT to go to the bathroom they sure can test our patience sometimes. But perhaps no species on earth has quite mastered the “who me?” look like the K9 and today we’ll take a look at some of their funnier caught in the act moments.
Let us know the worst you’ve ever caught your doggie (or any pet for that matter) up to in the comments!
Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served in Afghanistan as a bomb sweeper, putting himself at risk to protect the lives of civilians and his fellow troops. He couldn’t have performed this task without the indispensable assistance of Casey, a specially-trained four year old golden Labrador. Times were tough, and like any team who faces a difficult situation together, Sgt. Ross and Casey formed a special bond. So special, that Ross promised his four legged partner that when they got out of this, he would come for her. He explained:
“About midway through, I told her if we made it out alive I’d do whatever it took to find her, I owe her. I want to take care of her…I’ll just try to give her the best life she can have from here on out.”
Each of their service would thankfully come to an end safely and they both returned home, although to different destinations. But Sgt. Gundlach is a man of his word and had not forgotten his promise to Casey. He knew he had to do whatever it took to get Casey back.
While Casey continued to serve, now with the Iowa State Fire Marshals, her former partner was attending classes at the University of Wisconsin by day and desperately trying to be reunited with her by night. He sent many letters to Casey’s new caretakers, hoping there was some way things could be worked out. He appeared to be making little headway. Officials in Iowa were sympathetic, but Casey’s service was crucial to their department, and dogs of her ability are not easily – or cheaply – replaced. There was a small glimmer of hope: a meeting in Iowa was arranged so the two could meet again.
The time came and Sgt. Gundlach traveled to Iowa, hopeful to make his case for Casey to return to Wisconsin with him. Perhaps there would be some committee who would lend a sympathetic ear. What he did not know was what those who had heard their story both in Wisconsin and Iowa had planned for them. Sgt. Gundlach was presented with his elated companion Casey at the Iowa State Capitol by a man well known to both of them. A fellow serviceman from Afghanistan, Sgt. Kyle Williams had traveled to present Casey to Gundlach thanks to donations made at a base General Store. And the meeting wouldn’t be a short one, Casey was going home to Wisconsin! Thanks to generous donations of over $8000 by the Iowa Elks Association, the costs of her adoption and the training of a new dog to take her place were paid for in full.
When asked what super power they could have if given the opportunity, there are some common answers: blazing speed, mind reading, invisibility (what exactly are these people planning?), and of course FLIGHT! No bird seems to embody the beauty of flight quite like an eagle, after all we do have the expression “soar like an eagle” thanks to them. It’s been a bit since I’ve heard anyone aspire to soar like a pigeon but your mileage may vary.
What follows are some great pictures and video of an eagle who has been kind enough to allow us to tag along on a flight. Thanks to a very small attached video camera, you’ll see things just as the eagle does! The beauty and peacefulness is just remarkable.