Jeep is never one to let a good pile of leaves go to waste. (Of course, the leaves stick to her fluff and she brings them inside to share with the rest of us. How nice.) I think she is secretly wishing for the snow to start flying, but she will be content with leaves for now.
Brave dogs have aided US soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Dozen of dog breeds have served in the US armed forces, including the all-American mutt. Modern military working dogs are mostly German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois.
Labrador and Golden Retrievers are also used as specialized search dogs because of their fantastic noses. Thankfully, dogs don’t need to be close to sniff out a bomb. Their keen sense of smell lets them detect a bomb from 50 feet away. While preparing a dog to be a bomb detection expert can cost over $150,000, that cost is noting compared to the price of keeping our soldiers safe.
Today there are over 1,600 Military Working Dogs stationed around the world.
Yes, it is true. I enjoy putting Jeep the Dog in my white Jeep Wrangler and going for a long drive. Of course Jeep prefers having the windows all the way down even if it is raining or snowing. She simply doesn’t care – in fact I think she likes it! I accomodate her by blasting the Jeep’s heater on high. I want to make sure Jeep is happy!
I also like to decorate the Jeep with dog stickers, wheel covers, and brakelights. After all, Jeep deserves a dog-friendly Jeep, don’t you think?
Be sure to wave if you spot us driving around town!
Bonus points if you can identify the yellow character on the window next to Jeep the Dog!
This is a question I am asked a lot lately. Halloween is right around the corner and it is definitely on the minds of our elementary friends at Hooper, Martin, and Thompson.
Jeep’s costume is always a challenge. Some kids want Jeep to be a zebra. But, I don’t want to dye her fur because it might not come out. She would look pretty funny with permanent zebra stripes painted on her. I also know how much Jeep enjoys cold weather, so I can’t bring myself to cover her fluffy up with a hot costume.
Here are some of Jeep’s past costumes. Let me know what you think we should be this year! The Halloween countdown is on!
Jeep and I had a terrific surprise in store this morning at Hooper Elementary. Two talented former Hooper students, sisters Hailey and Madison, did an incredible job designing and painting a mural that highlights our big white fluff! They also included the Hooper expectations of Respect, Safety, Honesty and Responsibility. I know that Hooper students will enjoy seeing this beautiful work in the entry foyer. Well done, Hailey and Madison!