Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day Tribute

to some VERY special veterans we know......

My momma has been a member of a special group called da Soldier's Angels.  This group supports current Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by matching you up as an "Angel" with a Soldier during the term of his or her deployment.  You support them by writing letters, sending care packages, etc.

Well, my momma has had the privilege of being matched up with Soldiers in the "K-9 Corps" and getting to support the Soldier AND his MWD (Military Working Dog) 

So in honor of Veteran's Day, I would like to introduce you to a different kind of veteran that proudly serve our country.......the Military Working Dog

MWD Rony - This handsome guy was our first Military Working Dog.  His handler was Spc. Eric and they were deployed in 2005.   We got lots of fotos from Rony, and we understand that after Eric completed his tour that Rony would begin duty here in the states, helping to teach other dogs.

MWD Kimberly - This beautiful GIRL had a special love for balls, as you can see in her foto.   We loved sending her Big Dawg Treats and Toys

MWD Brit - This was our latest MWD, the handsome Brit!  

Here are a few of our other MWD Furrends.........
MWD Gabe - Gabe and his handler kept all da Soldiers Angels updated on Gabe's activities and hijinks

MWD Nouska

And a few GREAT Group Shots!!!!

And my momma also wants to pay tribute to some very special Veterans in her life

Uncle Tommy-da Harley Man  - who served as a DoorGunner in VietNam.

and her beloved Daddy, who served in da Navy during WWII

Thank a Veteran today!!!


kissa-bull said...

oh this post is just full of the wonderfulness and bless our vets!!! those are some brave woggies we hopes they live happy and deserved retirements wiff love and care

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

rottrover said...

Wonderful Post!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear Sweet Minna Krebs... this is such a moving post. I am sooooo glad that you did this.
My dad was on the Enterprise during Viet Nam. He was a gunners mate.
THANK YOU for doing the Adoption Stories pawt of our Thanksgiving thingy. I am sooooo happy about that you can't imagine.
AND... a Special SPECIAL Thank you for today's post. Sigh SIGH

houndstooth said...

What a cool post! Morgan was sighing over a few of those handsome fellows. We didn't know you could send gifts to military dogs. That would be one awesome pen pal!


houndstooth said...

P.S. Thanks to Uncle Tommy! Our grandpa served in Viet Nam, too!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a special post, Minna K.! We love that your Mom is an Angel, but we sort of figured she is an angel anyway. Kudos from all of us to those dogs who serve and to all our veterans and service men and women.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We love seeing those special dogs!

We had Remembrance Day ceremonies today.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

3 doxies said...

What a most beautiful post Minna! Kinda gots da tears goin' on dis one!
Dis was just a super, fabulous, awesome way to recognize da military dogs...bless them!
OUr heart goes out to Uncle Tommy and your Dad furs da time and service.
Please gives Unle Tommy a hug from us and tell him Thank You!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful organization! Thanks for sharing. I think your momma is a real angel to be doing this. Maybe I'll try to get my asst. off her lazy... well, you know... no reason she couldn't help out a little. God bless all the soldiers and veterans. Great post Minna!

Dexter said...

What a wonderful post. It was great to see all those hard working soldier dogs and their kind handlers. I bet your mom's letters mean a lot.


Barbara said...

I didn't know you could send gifts to military dogs! You should do a post on that!

My dad served in WWII and my brother in Vietnam. We love our vets.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What a khool and pawesome post!

So many good looking and hard working khanines!

Thanks fur sharing!

Please give your mom some special H&K to redistribute as she sees fit!


Agnes B. Bullock said...

OMD!!!!! Our MOM, what's her name, is on a Letter WRiting Team for Soldiers' Angels too!!! We have written to two soldiers who work in K9 unit!!!!

Please email what's her name- she did not know about the K9 stuff you do and would love to help!!! Her email is trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com.

Lorenza said...

Your post is soooo special!
Thanks for sharing it.
Happy Veterans Day!
Kisses and hugs

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! I didn't know about this organization.

Your pal, Pip

Neeko said...

Oh Miss Minna ♥

This post made my Mommy weep..
Such a noble thing your sweet Mommy is doing!
Paws raised up to you guys.
Thank you for sharing this Pawsome post!

Neeko ♥
P.S. Does your new Blondie Sis have a name yet?

Unknown said...

What a lovely post! I didn't know that we can write and send post to the soldier and soldier dogs either. Your mom is truly an angle!!! It's very sweet of her of writing and sending toys to our furfriends.

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Minna, thanks so much for this post. Our veterans both 2 leggers and 4 leggers deserve all the praise we can give them.

Sorry we haven't been around much. Mommy is so tired these days and now she's worried about me going to my camcer doctor Monday. I'm fine!! She's just a worry wart.

Does your sissy have a name yet? You know I'm doing my A-Z flower posts and G-Z haven't been picked yet. Love to post a picture of her and you with flowers. M is reserved for you so send me a picture of ya with some flowers or I'll see if I can find one on your posts.



My Mind's Eye said...

MinnaK what a truly wonderful post....Your mom is a very special lady and we are proud to know you all. Military/Service dogs are so very special!!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Mack said...

Those pics are great - especially the last one!

3 doxies said...

Are you crazy????? (you don't haves to answer dat)
Never gives my mum an idea likes dat...does you know what I would haves to endure doin' a foto shoot likes dat.?


Zona said...

What a wonderful post!! Such brave doggies!


Anonymous said...

Gosh, I'm sorry I didn't get by yesterday but I just HAD to tell you wat a Most Terrific postie this was! I luved meeting all the doggies and their humans. They're all very much brave.

Wiggles & Wags,

AFSS said...

What a moving post. We enjoyed learning all about the doggies who served our country.

Scooter said...

Hey Minna K!
Thanks so very much for this great post. Dad says it means a lot to him that people remember the vets. We love that you featured those brave doggies who serve. Love the pix with everyone in the jeep and everyone at the potty! Wonderful post and thank you for sharing.
Grr and Woof,

Hailey said...

Hi Minna! I loved reading all about your familyand extended family! Those are some really cool pictures!! I am honored to have received your name in Jazzy's gift pawticipation!!! I am soooooooo excited!!!!

Hugs & smoochies!!!!! XOXO

sprinkles said...

What a sweet thing for you and your mama to do! I love that you featured some of the brave doggies who serve as well as family members.

Scooter said...

What a new post. Those dogs are pretty special dogs!! Loved reading all about them and your family.

Did you see that Minna's sister has Buttons as her new name? Her old name wasnt working out. I have Buttons e-mail so you can get in contact with her ok? Also My mom needs your snail mail addy, so is finding more and more snoopy stuffs LOL


Doxie Rod said...

great feature on the military dogs! a BIG thanks to them and all our service humans too!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing about that group - what a wonderful group to join to help out those dogs. I love it!

I use my camera phone all the time too :)

Remington said...

GREAT post! Thank you for sharing!

Busy Buttons said...

Nice to meet you, Minna and Minna's sis! I love to make new friends.

And I'm so excited about your sis having my name in Jazzi's Christmas exchange!!! Is she gonna have a name soon, though???? *snickers*

Let me know where you'd like me to email my address to! If you couldn't tell by my blog, I'm a toy nut. I loooove squeaky toys more than anything else. The louder, the better! (Although Mom disagrees with me there...) *snickers*

♥ Sallie said...

Wow! I love those photos! Great post!


The Luke said...

Awesome post.

And I LOVE your header! We have SO much to be fankful for!!!

wif love from the Luke

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Better late den never gettin' here! What a great post you did to honor dese special and brave doggies and peoples! Your mom is so wunderful to be a part of Soldiers Angels. (her ROCKS!) My mom want to know if your mom could pmail her wif more info 'bouts dem.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Black and Tans. said...

Such a lovely post. The soldiers and dogs are all so very brave when they serve their countries.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

bbes tribe said...

Wonderful post about the soldiers & their dogs. Thanks for sharing. Loved the pics too.

KimT said...

Wow! What impressive soldiers. Bless them! Found you mentioned over at PBU, you have a new follower;) And I want to join Soldiers Angels, too - thanks for telling us about them.