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dscf0394Today is my fourth Birthday!

Mom is laughing at me because I am posting about my own birthday, but really it is an attempt to get more tennis balls. So in honor of my birthday, please send toys to www.followmedogtraining.com .

Ok now mom is telling me I am being selfish… send tennis balls or toys or much needed supplies to a MWD and their handler deployed overseas in honor of my birthday! (check out http://www.scwda.org/ )

Mom is calling, I think I have to work today..but she promised me a trip to the park, so I’ll go help these dogs and then celebrate the rest of the day with Mom and Pepper.

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Renée says I have a firm spot on the “nice” list so I thought I would send out my letter to Santa before the big day arrives. Pepper and I will be sure to leave a bottle of Leinie’s and a Milk Bone  for Santa and his Reindeer.

Dear Santa,

I don’t really want much for Christmas. Being able to spend time with my family, do my job, have a warm place to sleep and a Kong Ball to gnaw on are the most important things in my world, and I have those already. So as I was curled up snoozing and thinking in my warm sunspot I came up with a few things that I think are especially important.

  • I wish for all the Military Working Dogs   all over the world to find safety and courage in the face of their jobs. May you protect your handlers, find all the weapons and drugs, and on the completion of your tours of duty find a wonderful adoptive home.
  • I wish for the ending of breed specific legislation, spay/neuter laws, and dangerous dog laws that are poorly written and are not helping.
  • I wish for an end to dog fighting through legislation that makes sense…blame the deed not the breed!
  • I wish for a dog friendly United States where I can go run, play and walk because I am responsible and my owner is responsible.
  • I wish all the new puppies and rescued dogs that find their homes over the holidays will explain to their owners the importance of training and exercise.
  • I wish that they would outlaw those flexi/retractable leashes…those things are dangerous for us dogs and our owners.
  • I wish that people would understand that when they bring a dog into their homes, there is a lot of responsibility that comes with it.
  • I wish that when I wake up Christmas morning the room will be filled with Tennis balls, Cuz balls, Discs, Kong balls, tugs and warm beds.

I promise to stay on the “nice” list and work hard in 2009. Pepper said to mention she agrees to everything in my letter although I think she mentioned something about eliminating the squirrels.  She is too lazy to write herself. Have a safe trip Santa, the Leinie’s will be waiting for you and I promise not to bark when I hear you coming down the chimney!

woofs from your favorite Malinois,

Leinie

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Winter Solstice to all my friends, human and dog!

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As a Belgian Malinois, I have to write about some of my brothers in arms. I’m talking about the ones that are overseas or on our own U.S soil protecting and detecting. The Malinois is often used for Military and Police K9 units. We are very high energy and versatile….honestly we are the best dogs around!

Lackland Air Force base in San Antoino, Texas is where all our U.S. Military working dogs go for training and are stationed out from there. Currently there are at least 2,500 dogs working with Military units. Lackland now also has a breeding program for German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador Retrievers and Belgian Malinois. They also have a great adoption program for retired MWD’s or for dogs that failed out of the program.

This past Tuesday, Lackland opened a new veterinary hospital that will take the recovery and survival of many of our injured MWD’s to even higher levels then before.

To treat the trainees and injured working dogs, the new hospital has operating rooms, digital radiography, CT scanning equipment, an intensive care unit and rehab rooms with an underwater treadmill and exercise balls, among other features. A behavioral specialist has an office near the lobby.-Associated Press

 

Leinie supports the USMC

Leinie supports the USMC

I support my fellow dogs, especially the ones that are helping protect our freedom and are fighting for our country. Thanks to Lackland Air Force Base for building a state of the art Veterinary Hospital to keep them all in the fight!

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