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June 21, 2013

Every dog must have its special day

Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, shows his dog, Bambi, a 12-year-old miniature dachshund, popularly referred to as a ‘wiener dog,’ what it’s really like to be the top dog on Fort Huachuca.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, our four-legged canine friends can often soothe the soul and put a smile on one’s face.

In response to the U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Facebook request, the Fort Huachuca community has shared their favorite furry Family member stories for the public to enjoy.

The top three entries that were chosen are:

Jennifer Kowalk McClanahan

“When we got our first dog 13 years ago, my husband said, ‘No dogs on the bed.’ That lasted less than a week. Laddy now sleeps with us on a pillow. Five years later, we got a second dog and my husband said, ‘Two dogs are not going to sleep in our bed.’ Brody now sleeps between us at our feet. (We had to get a king size bed to fit all of us.) We recently got a third dog and my husband said, ‘This one sleeps in his kennel.’ The second night the new dog was home, my husband got up at 10 p.m. to let Toby out of his kennel and you guessed it … three dogs in our bed.”

Robin Gero

“The only good story I have for the fort is that my nephew and his Family were heading to Japan and their dog, Claude, had to be left behind because of the restrictions. A really good Family took him in. When they got to Japan, they adopted a Soldier’s dog when the man was sent somewhere else. Here’s to the Soldier’s pets!”

Stacy Sandlin

“As the proud parent of Szarik, a retired K-9 from here at Fort Huachuca, there are quite a few interesting stories about living with an 82-pound retired K-9. It was interesting to integrate him into a home with another dog and two cats. Gracie, the Lhasa Apso, is the alerter and Szarik is the enforcer. He is 100 percent retired, has his own love seat in the living room and has made friends with Toby the cat. I think that when Szarik walks up and licks Toby on the nose, he is being friendly, but then again, maybe he is just tasting him. But after seven years of service, he has earned the right to drool on the cat every now and then!”

A special thanks to those who submitted your stories! The Public Affairs staff enjoyed reading them!

Be sure to remember that today is “Take Your Dog to Work Day” so use extra caution while driving on post.

 




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