People and dogs make strong bonds of friendship all over the world. When given a chance, dogs show their true, noble nature, whether they are on a soft couch or on a faraway battlefield.
A homeless dog in Iraq, a nation that has been devastated by years of war, yet hoped to get affection from a kind human. He had been stabbed, had his ears cut off, and didn’t have a name, but he still hoped someone would come and save him.
Someone came along one day in three Humvees and stopped where the dog was in the desert. Major Brian Dennis, a Marine, saw the dog and went up to him. Soon, he won the dog’s trust and started giving the hungry puppy, whom he named Nubs, some of his food.
Dennis said: ,,He just kind of jumped up when I met him, and I started playing with him. When we met for the first time, he kind of flipped out. I started to rub his stomach. Really, my whole team got along with him right away after we met him.”
Nubs wounds were taken care of, and for the first time in his life, he had a warm bed, food, and love. He grew to love the Major, but fate had other plans for the two new friends. Major Dennis had to move to a different outpost, but Nubs couldn’t go with him.
Even though things were bad, the loyal Nubs kept following his Marine. Even though it was freezing cold, Nubs stayed with Major Dennis by following his Humvee 75 miles across the desert.
,,That is the big puzzle.” Dennis said ,,No one really knows how he did it. But he saw where we were going, so he just started walking in that direction. He walked about 70 or 75 miles before he found our team. When he walked up, it was the strangest thing ever. It was really great.”
,,One of my Marines ran into the room and told me, ‘You won’t believe who’s outside.'” I thought he was referring to someone. I’m like, ‘Who’s outside?’ He’s like, ‘Nubs is outside.'”
Even though it was against the rules to have pets, the Marines built Nubs a house and kept him there. Everything was fine until someone made a complaint up the chain of command. Then Major Dennis was told to get rid of nubs.
He didn’t want to give up the brave dog, so he started making plans to send Nubs to San Diego by ship. The plan was expensive and hard to carry out, but with the help of their fellow Marines, they started to raise money and talk to people who could help.
In March 2008, Nubs flew to his new home. After a month, Dennis went after him. Nubs has since died, but his amazing story shows how important it is to save these dogs lives. In fact, a book called Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt, Marine, and a Miracle was written about him.
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