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Soldier Dogs - Maria Goodavage
« on: April 28, 2012, 08:41:55 am »
Soldier Dogs  (2012)





I first heard about this book when Maria Goodavage was on The Daily Show promoting it. She was a great guest and really sold me on it. Well, I wish the book was as good as her time on the show. Although it was an interesting read, I really didn't like the format of how it was written. It was kind of all over the place with no consistent narrative. It's more along the lines of this happened here, and that happened there as she weaves in and out of different Handler/Dog teams.

But for me, even though the stories have and should be told, I personally didn't enjoy having to read about Handlers having to watch their Soldier Dogs dying in combat in such detail. It was heartbreaking as a reader to have this image burned into my mind, but I can only imagine what other handlers, friends and family members would feel about having to relive these painful memories as well.

Even the stories about their Dogs dying in their arms after retirement from the military was too much for me to handle. The book is good for what it is and I'd recommend it as a Rent from your local Library. But I would never read it again. Once is enough for me
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Re: Soldier Dogs - Maria Goodavage
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 08:40:21 am »
Service Dogs Help Wash. Soldiers Battling PTSD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bfr0KljFdU
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Re: Soldier Dogs - Maria Goodavage
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 01:49:51 pm »
CBS 60 minutes Sniffing Out Bombs- America's most elite dogs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBz1vasZV8Y

Saw this on 60 Minutes. It's a great story. I'm going to see about checking out his book as well. Check out the clip when you get the chance.
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