Friday, January 3, 2014

A Tribute to Military "Seal" Dogs

As this New Year begins, I want to thank all those in the military, serving our country. I salute you, whether two legged or four. I saw this today and wanted to share just how incredible the "Seal Dogs" are.
"Like their human counterparts, the dog SEALs are highly trained, highly
skilled, highly motivated special ops experts, able to perform
extraordinary military missions by
Sea, Air and Land
(thus the acronym SEAL).

The dogs carry out a wide range of specialized duties for the military
teams to which they are attached: With a sense of smell 40 times greater
than a human's, the dogs are trained to detect and identify both explosive
material and hostile or hiding humans.
The dogs are twice as fast as a fit human, so anyone trying to escape is
not likely to outrun Cairo or his buddies.
The dogs, equipped with video cameras, also enter certain danger zones
first, allowing their handlers to see what's ahead before humans follow.

As I mentioned before, SEAL dogs are even trained parachutists,
jumping either in tandem with their handlers or solo, if the jump is into
water. Last year canine parachute instructor Mike Forsythe and his dog
Cara set the world record for highest man-dog parachute deployment,
jumping from more than 30,100 feet up - the altitude transoceanic
passenger jets fly at. Both Forsythe and Cara were wearing oxygen
masks and skin protectors for the jump.

Here's a photo from that jump, taken by Andy Anderson for K9 Storm Inc.
(more about those folks shortly).
As well, the dogs are faithful, fearless and ferocious “incredibly
frightening" and efficient attackers.
When the SEAL DevGru team (usually known by its old designation,
Team 6) hit bin Laden's Pakistan compound on May 2, Cairo 's feet would

have been four of the first on the ground.
And like the human SEALs, Cairo was wearing super-strong, flexible body
Armor and outfitted with high-tech equipment that included "doggles" -
specially designed and fitted dog goggles with night-vision and infrared
capability that would even allow Cairo to see human heat forms through
concrete walls.
Now where on earth would anyone get that kind of incredibly niche
hi-tech doggie gear?
From Winnipeg , of all places.
(*NOTE: Not Made in China )
Jim and Gloria Slater's Manitoba hi-tech mom-and-pop business,
K9 Storm Inc., has a deserved worldwide reputation for designing and
manufacturing probably the best body Armor available for police and
military dogs. Working dogs in 15 countries around the world are
currently protected by their K9 Storm body Armor."
May God bless our military and their DOGS!
Noreen & Hunter


  1. WE just watched a movie about the military dogs, and how hard it is for their handlers to walk away from them when the humans tour is done, momma cried alot during it.
    stella rose

  2. this was a surprising post. Never knew! Amazing. thank you for sharing this. in fact...It shed revealing light on a dream I had in 2010. But even recently as in a dream of 2013. Now, I will pay more attention to the role of dogs in my dreams.

    Blessings for the New Journey before us
    patrina <")>><

  3. Good heavens. I knew about the dogs before but I didn't know all the details or what they wear. Bless their hearts. So cool.

  4. They are amazing and we salute them too. Throughout history they have been at our sides in war and peace. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Amazing, and courageous. Thanks for sharing, Noreen. Have a blessed day.

  6. Noreen
    Your post is so interesting. It amazes me how smart dogs are and the many jobs they can do for us!

  7. Amen- God bless the military and their dogs. The photos would not open for me but I could read the rest- xo Diana

  8. Noreen, Our Military is something else. God bless them and their special dogs.
    Hope your new year is off to a great start.

  9. Very good info here, Noreen. Nice of you to give attention to these great dogs and the work they do.

  10. Dogs have very impawtent jobs!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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