Wild dog followed marine over 70 miles in the wilderness, proving he’d be the perfect pet22 May 2020
Soldiers around the world develop a special comradery with their fellow soldiers, especially when they face the dangers of warzones like Iraq and Afghanistan. The same can be said of the animals that they come across, including local dogs that sometimes befriend soldiers as they go about their duties.
That is what happened to U.S. Marine Corp. pilot Major Brian Dennis when he met Nubs, a dog raised by the Iraqi troops to alert them if danger was around.
Dennis meets Nubs for the first time
As a part of his training, the Iraqi soldiers had cut Nubs’ ears off. This was done to toughen the dog up and to make him more effective when dealing with attack dogs. When Dennis came across Nubs, he had been severely injured by one of the Iraqis.
“One of the Iraqis told me that one of the soldiers had gotten mad and stabbed him with a big screwdriver,” Dennis said in a Today interview. “He looked terrible. We didn’t think he was going to make it. He was all infected. It was bad.”