Sunday, 20 May 2007

Can anything good come out of Iraq?


When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq and hear a suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge around the corner and prepare to open fire.
What they find during the U.S.-led attack on the “most dangerous city on Earth,” however, is not an insurgent bent on revenge but a tiny puppy left behind when most of the city’s population fled before the bombing. Despite military law which forbids the keeping of pets, the Marines de-flea him with kerosene, de-worm him with chewing tobacco and fill him up on MREs.
Thus begins the dramatic rescue attempt of Lava from Iraq and Lava’s rescue of at least one Marine, Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman, from the emotional ravages of war.
From hardened Marines, to war-time journalists, to endangered Iraqi citizens, From Baghdad, With Love tells an unforgettable true story of an unlikely band of heroes who learn unexpected lessons about life, death and war from a mangy, little flea-ridden refugee.
The book has just been translated into Dutch and is on the bestsellers list.

Please use the Amazon link below should you wish to read this book.

13 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, I definitely want to read that!

VioletsVintage said...

Thank you for this post...even during a horrible war, an animal can bring out the best in people.

jmb said...

Thanks for posting this Eurodog, I'll look for it.
I'm sure that dog gave as much to those marines as they gave to it.
regards
jmb

Anonymous said...

ça nous met un peu de baume sur le choeur.

Ellee said...

What a lovely story, a subject close to Welshcake's heart.

Jean said...

I was just wondering: are dogs still used by the military? I knew that World War II has greatly influenced the survival of Dobermanns, as they were imported in the US and became very successful over there.

Kevin the Collie said...

That is a fab story, thanks for sharing it
Kevin the Collie

Steve G said...

I have just finished going through the first set of posts. You have and informative blog. I haven't had a dog since I was a child at home, but your advice looks to be top notch. I'll add you to my blogs, if you don't mind.

Ellee said...

Thank you for your comment, and I hope you are having a good day.

Eurodog said...

Jean,
Of course dogs are still used in the army. Our Belgian dogs are working in Kabul at the moment. They are Malinois. You will be able to see the work they do at the Brussels Dog Show at the end of June; The Army will be there, the Fire Brigade and the Federal Police. They will give a demonstration with their dogs as will our dog club incidently.

Eurodog said...

steve,
Thank you for your visit.

mutleythedog said...

I for one would plead as a conscientious objector...

Winchester whisperer said...

Have you heard about the dog yoga studio in Stockholm?