Mail: Heroic Search Dog to get 'Victoria Cross' for IED work

AngryMonkey

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Hate to be a miserable cnut but I'm fairly certain the dog whilst doing a good job, has absolutely no concept of fear in regards to being blown up by a IED and so can't really be put forward for a bravery award. Also seems a bit harsh they giving medals to dogs whilst medals for men are apparantly being rationed (according to last week's Sunday Times).
 
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Re: Mail: Heroic Search Dog to get 'Victoria Cross' for IED

AngryMonkey said:
Hate to be a miserable cnut but I'm fairly certain the dog whilst doing a good job, has absolutely no concept of fear in regards to being blown up by a IED and so can't really be put forward for a bravery award. Also seems a bit harsh they giving medals to dogs whilst medals for men are apparantly being rationed (according to last week's Sunday Times).
It is not a military medal; I think the PDSA can recognise the good work done by this animal, in the same way that it rewarded 'bravery' in the horses, pigeons dogs etc. since the 40's.

It is also rewards the work of the handlers, for whom the animals are seen as comrades and share many unpleasant experiences, and whose bravery is reflected in this medal aswell.


Edited for spelling
 
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AngryMonkey said:
Hate to be a miserable cnut but I'm fairly certain the dog whilst doing a good job, has absolutely no concept of fear in regards to being blown up by a IED and so can't really be put forward for a bravery award. Also seems a bit harsh they giving medals to dogs whilst medals for men are apparantly being rationed (according to last week's Sunday Times).
I think its rather appropriate to be honest as it's an award that is especially given to animals and not what the title suggests a V.C

Well done Treo
 

Scouse_Scribes

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AngryMonkey said:
Hate to be a miserable cnut but I'm fairly certain the dog whilst doing a good job, has absolutely no concept of fear in regards to being blown up by a IED and so can't really be put forward for a bravery award. Also seems a bit harsh they giving medals to dogs whilst medals for men are apparantly being rationed (according to last week's Sunday Times).
Take it for what it is, recognition for the poor little puppy out in the stan and the handler who looks after him you miserable Cnut 8)
 

AngryMonkey

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Fair enough a case of of typing before brain had a chance to kick in, it is a Sunday after all. Now I'm off to the park to shout at kids.
 
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aww little goggie, bless.

Now I have got the soppiness out of the way, firstly that dog would have the best care and love it could wish for - it will never go to bed with an empty stomach and it will always have someone to stritch it's tummy. Secondly, I cannot speak for the dog handlers out there but recently there was a programme on ITV called Send in the Dogs, about the met and mac police dog units. They are considered 'colleagues' and it is quite clear that they adore their jobs. Thirdly as the article says, it is a Dicken medal, awarded by the RSPCA - I know one was awarded to Simon the cat for his stirling work in keeping up morale and down with the rats on HMS Amythyst during the Yangtze Incident.
 
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For many a dog is a misunderstood animal/friend. Such loyalty is never found in the human inhabitants of planet earth.

So endeth the sermon for today now go forth and multiply.
 
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Backpacker1uk said:
For many a dog is a misunderstood animal/friend. Such loyalty is never found in the human inhabitants of planet earth.

So endeth the sermon for today now go forth and multiply.
Yeah and from time to time the little fcukers bite you aswell for your trouble!!

Still love mine to bits though
 
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And there are numerous examples of animals showing enormous courage as well as numerous examples where they wimp out - just like humans so if the dog is doing his bit above and beyond then good stuff!
 
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JonnoJonno said:
Awarded by PDSA mate, not RSPCA
Sorry my bad, in my defence it was early Sunday morning and I was excited about being allowed to shopping all by myself!!
 
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8) The happiest and most rewarding years of my working life were spent as a Prison Service Dog Handler. I had two of the greatest mates ever Shane who I trained in explosives detection with Lancs. Constabulary and after he retired Bruno. Shane and I did quite a few hair raising searches,due to I.R.A. activities in the london area 70s 80s it was "all hands to the pump" Army. Police, Prison, and R.A.F. British Transport and M.O.D.police too My gear is old Windows 98 and I can't do links or send photographs :cry: When I get round to updating I'll post some of me as essence skin that will drive Jenny and co. wild with lust. 8)
 
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Backpacker1uk said:
For many a dog is a misunderstood animal/friend. Such loyalty is never found in the human inhabitants of planet earth.

So endeth the sermon for today now go forth and multiply.
I think that's a bit harsh backpacker, my wife misunderstands me all the time and I have been as loyal and loving to her as the day is long. :D
 
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broadside said:
Backpacker1uk said:
For many a dog is a misunderstood animal/friend. Such loyalty is never found in the human inhabitants of planet earth.

So endeth the sermon for today now go forth and multiply.
I think that's a bit harsh backpacker, my wife misunderstands me all the time and I have been as loyal and loving to her as the day is long. :D
Just like myself and the Mrs we are a dying breed mate. Apology on the way.
 
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Re: Mail: Heroic Search Dog to get 'Victoria Cross' for IED

THERE’S A CERTAIN KIND OF FRIENDSHIP
THAT’S DIFFICULT TO BEAT
AND RARE TO FIND ANYWHERE
IN PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET

YET EVERY DOG THAT EVER LIVED
HAS THIS GIFT TO BESTOW
A LOYAL FIRM DEVOTION
AS SO MANY OF US KNOW

THOUGH PEOPLE JUDGE YOU BY YOUR LOOKS
YOUR CASH, YOUR JOB, YOUR CAR
A DOG IS SO MUCH WISER
THEY JUST TAKE YOU AS YOU ARE

YOU CAN BE A SAINT OR SINNER
DOWN 'N' OUT OR A MILLIONAIRE
THEY’LL NOT ASK TO SEE YOUR PEDIGREE
JUST AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE

WHILE THOSE AROUND ARE PLANNING
THEIR TRIPS TO GREECE OR SPAIN
WITH A DOG YOU’LL FIND ADVENTURE
BY A WALK ALONG THE LANE

THEIR DAYS ARE FULL OF PLEASURE
AND NEEDS ARE VERY FEW
A PAT, A DISH, A CUSHION
A BALL TO FETCH FOR YOU

IF OTHERS SEEM TO SHUN YOU
AND THINK YOUR SUCH A BORE
DOGS LET YOU KEEP ON TALKING
THOUGH THEY’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

AS THEY SETTLE CLOSE BESIDE YOU
THEIR HEAD UPON YOUR KNEE
THERE’S NO PLACE IN ALL THE WORLD
WHERE THEY WOULD RATHER BE

WHEN FRIENDS MAY BE MISSING
IN YOUR HOUR OF NEED AND STRIFE
A DOG IS ALWAYS READY
TO DEFEND YOU WITH THEIR LIFE

NO MATTER IF YOUR RIGHT OR WRONG
THEY’LL NEVER CRITICIZE
BUT SHOW A TRUSTING CONFIDENCE
IN CLEAR ADORING EYES

AND WHEN THEIR LIVES ARE ENDING
THE SIGNS THAT YOU CAN TELL
AND JOY HAS TURNED TO SORROW
KNOWING THEY NEVER WILL GET WELL

THE TAIL THAT WAGGED IN ECSTACY
GREETING YOU AT THE DOOR
NOW HANGS LOW, ONCE HONEST EYES
ARE SAD AND SHINE NO MORE

IT BREAKS YOUR HEART TO DO IT
YOU KNOW YOU’LL MISS THEM SO
BUT WHEN THEIR LIFE IS OVER
IT’S BEST TO LET THEM GO

TO MAKE THEIR END MORE EASY
THE LAST THING YOU CAN GIVE
IS TO LET THEM DIE WITH DIGNITY
THE WAY YOU LET THEM LIVE



WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO DORIS FEWSTER
 

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