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Sunflowers 06-25-2014 11:32 AM

Fama, the Retired Military Bomb Dog!
 
Since I am sure Fama has many fans here, I have decided to start her own thread.

It is very gratifying to us to see one of these wonderful dogs, retired and living the good life with her handler!

Hope to see many more like her on here. In the meantime, I am starting a place for David Winners to update us on the new and gentler adventures of Fama, the (Retired) and no longer :censored:hole Bomb dog!

For those who do not know, here is the original story:
http://tinyurl.com/pf6l8qd

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 5667897)
I took some this morning just for you :)

Did a little detection and OB before working on her OUT with the ball (she is a little sticky. I think we fixed it this morning)

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Here's a pic of my office in it's current state of disarray... got to get busy LOL
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/DSCN0018.jpg



Here's a vid of her and Lu playing. They are becoming pretty good buds.

Pam tried to say "time out" to get them to settle for a second while she goes past, but they don't know what that means LOL.It's taken a while for Lu to trust her. He's never been intimidated by a dog before, and it was a real shocker to him when Fama came in and took over. He was constantly a bit defensive with her, and the second she got a little too rough, he would snark back and get defensive.

We just watched their interactions carefully and intervened before anything got serious. Through time and guidance their bond is getting pretty strong. Fama even rolls over with him; something I have never seen her do with people, let alone another dog.

It's been cool to watch their relationship change.



Sunflowers 06-25-2014 11:37 AM

:D:wild:
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 5686489)
Headed out with Fama to do some shopping for supplies for my grill project. We went into Lowe's, Home Depot and Ace Hardware. I had her on a prong and she was sporting her " Do Not Pet " collar.

What really surprised me was that she was totally off duty. She no longer walks around waiting for someone to give her a reason to fight. She was totally laid back. We had a good time and she got to meet and greet a couple dozen people. She was perfect, even rubbing up against one lady like a cat.

The checkout girl at Ace wanted a picture so I had Fama jump up on the counter and sit. The girl threw her arm around Fama's shoulders and they smiled for the shot. Pretty cool.

I think she's really digging retirement ;)

David Winners


Daisy&Lucky's Mom 06-25-2014 11:41 AM

Great thread. Have a wonderful retirement Fama girl.

Sunflowers 06-25-2014 11:44 AM

Fama and David at work:

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Sunflowers 06-25-2014 11:49 AM

Here is the thread with the story on getting Fama out of the military and home with her handler:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...t-chapter.html

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/CAM00210.jpg
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...Fama/79034.jpg

DutchKarin 06-25-2014 11:55 AM

I was hoping someone would do this. Thank you Sunflowers!

David, what is the greatest challenge working Fama into the retired life? Greatest for you? Greatest for her?

Sunflowers 06-25-2014 11:59 AM

And more of the two of them at work.... just because it is so hard to choose!

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/P5130204.jpg

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Courtney 06-25-2014 12:01 PM

I get teary eyed looking at these pictures because these dogs have been and continue to be SO imperative to the mission. Most US citizens will never know the value.

Also, let me be clear - the bad guys do not want to come in contact with our "fur missiles" :cool:

Fama (pretty girl), you served your country proud.

Shade 06-25-2014 12:09 PM

A tribute thread is exactly what was needed :D

scout172 06-25-2014 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shade (Post 5688569)
A tribute thread is exactly what was needed :D

Exactly what I was going to say. :)


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