Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Brave dog

A perky black Labrador whose bomb-sniffing exploits helped save lives in Afghanistan was decorated for canine courage in a ceremony at the Imperial War Museum a few months ago.
Eight-year-old Treo joins a menagerie of heroic animals honoured over the years with a special award known as the Dickin medal, including 32 pigeons, three horses and a cat.
Sgt. Dave Heyhoe, the black Lab's handler, said he was "very proud indeed," adding the award was not just for him and his dog but "for every dog and handler working out in Afghanistan or Iraq."

5 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

What a handsome face!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Awww. Bless.

Nic's Notebook said...

Well done Treo! We've had our springer pup for 1 month now and I can't believe how intelligent dogs are! :)

Violets new Vintage said...

I wonder what the cat did to receive his medal?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A very handsome and brave fellow.