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04/13/2005 11:56 AM ID: 47360 Permalink   

Marine Brings New Pet Home

 

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment in Fallujah found a 6 week old mixed breed puppy in November. Despite regulations forbidding soldiers from adopting pets the marines decided to keep the dog.

The marines named the scabby flea bitten puppy Lava after their battalion the "Lava Dogs". Lava was hidden in duffle bags and fed MRE's. Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman took a special interest in Lava and decided he would bring the dog back to the USA.

Many helped get Lava to the USA including the owner of a company that trains bomb dogs and their handlers: Kenneth Licklider, reporter Anne Garrels, and The Iams Company. He was flown out of Iraq on March 31 and reunited with Kopelman on April 4.

 
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  Don't Kill No More....  
 
Hey! So when the next mysterious wave of sickness we'll know Saddam's ultimate biological weapon has been unleashed within the USA courtesy of USMC. The Lava Flea Plague-- stay tuned.
 
  by: theironboard     04/13/2005 12:45 PM     
  Oh yeah...  
 
I remember that dog. I think he had the flu. http://shortnews.com/...

I kid, I kid.
 
  by: erasedgod   04/13/2005 12:51 PM     
  I can see a new headline: Dog Flu Hits America  
 
The Story: After England had it's Mad Cow Disease and Asia suffered the Bid Flu many are aying it's about time Americans had a problem. The import of a mixed puppy by a Marine has introduced a new Virus to North America. The dreaded Dog Flu.

Or something like that right?

Lava had his shots and was probably qurantined. He should be fine.
 
  by: jaded fox     04/13/2005 01:24 PM     
  we got people  
 
having their extremities blown off, and children becoming orphans... but lets save a scabby little dog...
 
  by: juleslady     04/13/2005 05:35 PM     
  @juleslady  
 
when u put it that way ewwww
but i bet he thought it was cute and much easier to take care of then an orphan
 
  by: okcfaye   04/13/2005 09:17 PM     
  screw  
 
the people! They have a choice to move away from the war.

I think it's cool they adopted the dog. They should have called it Scabs.

At least they're caring about something and I'm sure the dog became their mate and made them feel better. Kids are a hassle anyway, let them get their limbs blown off.

(You wouldn't believe the amounts of animal and plant species that become extinct during stupid people wars)
 
  by: biohazard   04/15/2005 02:48 AM     
  MRE's  
 
The fed this dog MRE's???

that should be cruelty

MRE = Meals Rejected by Etheopians
(or Meals Ready to Eat for you purists)

and they taste like shiat

Although, canned cheese and some of the other horrid crap in the Australian ration packs makes swapping it for imported junk worthwhile.
 
  by: variable   04/18/2005 08:06 AM     
  the best thing to come out of the middle east  
 
Is that puppy. At least the dog couldn't care less about religious fundamentalism and self annihilation in order to enter paradise.
Too bad you couldn't placate all of them with a Milk Bone......
 
  by: DustyRider   04/19/2005 04:40 AM     
  A kid would not have been a good idea  
 
I imagine a lot of people would be upset if it was announced that a battalion of marines had kept a kid hidden in duffel bags.
 
  by: jaded fox     04/19/2005 11:55 AM     
 
 
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