This past month, Operation Baghdad Pups brought home 3 beloved mascots befriended by soldiers deployed in Egypt. Bingo, Scrappy and Whiskey could hardly believe that they would get to spend the rest of their lives with the soldiers who cared for and loved them while they were serving overseas.
The logistics behind each mission takes several months of careful planning and preparation to ensure each animal can safely make it to the U.S. in the shortest route possible. During this time, we really got to know the soldiers and learn about the unbreakable bond they have built with these beautiful dogs. The days and nights are very long during a deployment far from the comforts of home and family. These heroic men and women have often told us that their four-legged buddies have gotten them through the most difficult times.
So when it was time for the soldiers to say goodbye so the dogs could travel home with our team, we were pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. : (
"Wait, we went into this box and now we’re in a different land where there is grass and lots of people telling us they love us already?"
"…Boy do they ever love us!"
After the long journey the dogs were greeted by our team on the ground who anxiously awaited their arrival at the airport. After lots of tummy rubs and yummy food, the dogs were able to rest for a night before making their final trip to their military families in separate states across the U.S.
Don’t you just love a happy ending? Judging from these smiles all around, we’re pretty sure that Scrappy, Bingo and Whiskey are glad to finally be "home!"