All over the world, dogs and humans form strong bonds of friendship. From comfy couches to battlefields far away, the true noble spirit of dogs shines through when given a chance.
Even in the worn-torn country of Iraq, a homeless dog waited for someone to show him love. He had been stabbed, had his ears chopped off, and had no name but he still had hope that someone would save him.
That someone came along one day with three Humvees lumbered to a stop in the desert where the dog was. A Marine, Major Brian Dennis, noticed the dog and approached him. Soon he earned the dog’s trust and was sharing his food with the hungry pup, who he named Nubs.
“As soon as I met him, he just kind of jumped up and I started playing with him,” Dennis said. “The first time we ever met, he just kind of flipped over. I started rubbing his belly. Really, my whole team, we just kind of bonded with him as soon as we met him.”
Nubs wounds were treated and for the first time in his life, he had a warm bed, meals, and love. He grew to love the Major but fate had other plans for the new friends. Major Dennis had to move on to a new outpost and Nubs was not allowed to go with him.