We have not added a posting for a while, having been busy doing other things.
So today's posting is about "Brin" A British army's canine hero. A stray that helped save the lives of two soldiers in Afghanistan and survived capture by the Taliban is one of five canine heroes chosen to help launch this year’s dog show at Crufts 2013.
Brin, a local breed known as a Koochee Tiger, was adopted by the British army when he was found starving and abandoned outside a base in Helmand in 2010. The soldiers discovered he had an in-born talent for sniffing out danger and soon he began accompanying patrols around the area. It was during these patrols that he saved the lives of two soldiers when he barked to alert them to a hidden bomb that would have killed them. He was later captured by the Taliban during a raid and remained with them until later that year when a daring mission was mounted by Afghanistan Special Forces against the Taliban and Brin was found.
His plight was still not over, and he faced being left behind and killed when the unit flew home, so a campaign that went worldwide was mounted to save him and he was bought back to the UK by Nowzad Dogs
Brin now tours the country raising funds with his new owner.
Sally Baldwin, and brin are raising money to help the shelter in Afghanistan. Ms Baldwin, of Hailsham, East Sussex, said: “Brin has been through so much but this never stopped him being loyal, loving and brave. "Despite being left starving and abandoned, he found new humans to love and saved the soldiers’ lives. Having survived being captured by the Taliban, he came back to the UK and made the most loving pet. He is one in a million."
So today we salute the brave dog Brin and the work being done providing shelter for our canine friends in Afghanistan.
Poppy and Abbey.