"It's so funny how something as simple as a puppy can make even the hardest, toughened soldier melt upon a few kisses to the face."
Lucky is being adopted by Monica & Michaels brother (AD Air Force) and sister-in-law (also AD AF) who had been thinking about getting another dog. When they saw the story of Diva and Operation K2 they said what a wonderful way to celebrate their efforts than to give one of those puppies a home. They are both from CA but are currently stationed at Nellis AFB, NV.
"Lucky was given her name because Michael brought her back to life...literally. Two of the puppies had been smothered by Diva when she laid on them. One didn't make it but Michael picked up Lucky and started rubbing her little chest (kind of like in the 101 Dalmations movie). He said her little tongue was blue and everything but when he started rubbing her he felt her warming up and then she started breathing and moving. It couldn't be more perfect that the dog he truly saved is staying within the family."
Meet One Special Soldier! He is serving his 12th deployment. He along with others do not want to leave these animals behind. This Diva showing how smart she is. We will be starting a mission to bring the Kandahar Krew to the USA. Here is Soldier Daddy's story from his wife:
My husband has asked me to send you these pictures of Diva and her puppies. One of these is a picture of him with Diva and you can see the bond that has formed between them. She has come to trust his so much that she allows him to touch and move her puppies around, even only hours after they were born. Diva has been living on the camp since before he even got there. Many of the contractors working there were feeding her. He can't really divulge the details of his mission there but let's just say that he has to protect many of the dogs from the locals. Diva is wary of strangers but she took to my husband almost immediately and you can see in the picture enclosed that he even taught her how to "shake". Soon after he found out she was pregnant and ensured that she was fed well with plenty of chicken breast and hamburgers from the chow hall. His mother and I have sent pounds of dog food and dog biscuits to make sure that she and the dogs outside of the gate were well taken care of as well.
Since the puppies were born almost a week ago, he spends any free time he has with them. He told me he visits them about three times a day. I am enclosing a picture of the conex that they have been living under so you can see how tight of a space they have. In the first few days, Diva didn't move from under there so Michael would bring her water and food, placing the water right by her face so she could drink and often hand feeding her to ensure she was getting all of her nutrients. As you can see by the pictures of the puppies, their little round bellies show what a good mom she is. Two days after they were born, Michael told me that two puppies had died due to Diva accidentally laying on them. One was so far gone, there was nothing that could be done. The second one however, Michael brought back to life. He said that its lips and tongue were blue but he proceeded to push on it's chest and put water at it's mouth. He started rubbing its belly and it began to move and breathe. Michael says it was a miracle and the relief that came over him was overwhelming. The puppy he saved is the little black and white one in the close up.
If you ask him, Michael will tell you he does have a favorite. He call him his "ace". When the puppy was only a day old he crawled inside Michael's shirt and fell asleep for about 10 minutes. Here is an excerpt from one of our messages about what happens every time Michael goes to see them. I had asked him about his "ace":
"right to me as soon as I laid down as long as I pet him he is quiet, the second I stop he starts to puppy bark...I think its a boy, I don't really care. I know I make them happy and they certainly do it for me. I will lay under the conex for 30 mins at time so I can play with them and of course feed Diva"
Thank You Men and Women for your service to our country. It is because of your dedication that we live in The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave. Paw Salute!
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