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Sunday, December 27 2009

Police Dog is reaching the end of her career. In 10 days she will officially retire. She and I are marking off the days on a calendar. She is old now, and her body is beginning to betray her. Police Dog couldn't get in the truck last night without help.  (Sniffle . . . sniffle . . . sniffle . . . .)  

The life of a police dog isn't an easy one. They are often born in another country and imported here by a vendor. (Police Dog was born in Germany.) The vendor then sells the dog to a police agency. They often don't get a REAL mommy or daddy until they get a permanent handler. Much of their lives is spent in kennels.


The lucky ones end up in homes where the police officer makes the dog a part of their family.

Other Half has had 3 police dogs. Soon he will get Police Dog #4. Retired police dogs have a VERY hard time adjusting to civilian life when they must watch NEW POLICE DOG go to work with Daddy. (They often don't last very long after they retire.)

Because I firmly believe that Police Dog got a raw deal in life before she came to live with Other Half, I am determined that she will spend her retirement years living The Good Life that the average pet dog in this country takes for granted. Against Other Half's wishes, Police Dog and I have been practicing for her retirement. (Police Dog LIKES PIZZA!)

When Police Dog retires, she will become a civilian. She will no longer be owned by a police agency. She will become my full-time dog. This comes with certain perks! (Ask Border Collie.)

My dogs eat people food!


My dogs take LONG walks in the pasture and play in the snow! (where they can read their pee-mail!)



                                      My dogs are allowed to sleep on the bed . . .   (where there is an electric blanket)

(note the pillow stuffed between the bed and the night stand so little people don't fall off the bed . . . this chick has got it made!)


                                       My dogs get to be REAL FARM DOGS! Police Dog is marking the days off her calendar!





Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 08:21 am   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
What a lucky police dog and all the rest to have you! My schnauzer, Maxine came from Pet Land in Sugarland and was an "older" puppy that was "marked down" on her price due to her age. Boy did she hit the lotto! She eats people food, licks the bowl when I make a cake, sleeps in bed with us and has an air conditioned dog kennel when I go to work! Spoiled and loving it! Neither of us would have it any other way. LOL! Good luck to Police Dog. And if you ever hear of a german shepard needing a home, I may be interested!
Posted by Theresa E on 12/27/2009 - 11:47 PM
Your schnauzer most definitely hit the lotto! I keep telling mine that some dogs live on the streets and sleep in a barrel at night, but they think I'm making it up!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 12/29/2009 - 08:50 AM

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