In the news today
I like the story about the newest recipient of the animal "VC". Since 1943 only 60 animals have been awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery and heroic duty in conflict. I think they have been awarded to dogs, cats, and perhaps even a pigeon (but I have to check up on that one!)
Treo, a 9 year old black Labrador has been on the front line of Afghanistan for 5 years, successfully sniffing out bombs and saving lives of the men in his platoon. What a hero. I hope he enjoys his well-earned retirement.