WMD Emir, a K9 military working dog assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group, United States Air force, Kirkland Air force base New Mexico, with a total of four deployments oversees to Iraq. Emir was trained as a dual purpose military dog, explosive detection and patrol canine. Emir was born August 3, 2003 and went to Lackland Air force base, The 341st Training Squadron for his basic and combat training. While in his initial training Emir flunked out of bomb school, which was until he managed to bite off his tail, twice. Emir underwent surgery to repair what was left of his tail only to return to bomb school and pass as the best bomb dog in his class. His nickname became “stump”. Emir earned several awards during his six years of military service. In December of 2008 Emir received a certificate of appreciation for his service provided to the Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush at Sather Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Emir was medically retired from the military for a back injury while on active duty. Emir was responsible for saving countless lives of our service members while deployed in his finding of bombs, IEDs and explosive materials belonging to the enemy. Today in retirement Emir struggles with his back injury that causes limited mobility and pain in his lower back, hips and hind legs. He was adopted by Lani Singh in January 2012 and relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Emir at the age of eight and a half is enjoying his retirement he is in need of long term rehabilitation. He is receiving hydrotherapy at Paws N Tails, medical treatment at Bijou Animal Hospital and chiropractic care at Doctors Chiropractic. Although Emir was determined to be dog aggressive while in the service he has been adjusting well to other animals in his new family- pack.
Please go to this link to see a photo of EMIR and to read a bit more about this magnificent War Dog who is up for a Hero Dog Award ~ & VOTE FOR EMIR
ALSO You can find Emir on his Facebook page to keep up with all his activities medical appts, see as he begins his wheelchair outings... THE WARRIOR DOG BUILDS himself up to use the wheelchair -much upper body strength will be needed. Watch as him as He propells that wheelchair around so he can be of Service again-A great Warrior he is. Next I will introduce you to Emir's friend : Carlos... You will LOVE LOVE Carlos a CWD...who just came out of a risky life or death surgery and also a contender for Hero award:
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power to all with the paws