In Honor Of Our Fallen Dogs On Memorial Day [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Misc

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Female 400
@catbarf:

I feel that yes, the dogs likely have little (to no) idea what they`re actually doing, or how dangerous it is, but it`s because of that particular reason that I personally feel the dogs very much deserve any honor they receive. We risked and sacrificed *their* lives, for our own needs, and out of love and feelings of companionship with us, they do as they`re told, blindly. We lead them straight into death and danger.
For what we made them give, I think they deserve a little something. And as I said, they do it out of trust and love.

(And just for the record, my husband is a solider. Little can be said for the "honor" he supposedly deserves for what the Army has him do. At least, at this point in time, anyway.)
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Female 296
lol nig.
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Male 134
hahahahahaha nig.

but on a lighter note, dogs are rawsome
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Male 27
Damn, where`s Tupac?!

(Just joking :P)
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Male 6,694
Thats cool that they do that.
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Female 250
Bahaha! Nig`s full name filters too "I am a racist!"

Seriously IAB. Why?
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Female 250
Angilion - Damn, history is history and people should be able to see past the negative racial connotations. Let the dogs name be used in the film.

Really, I think the dogs full name should be on this stone too. Sure, I would probably giggle that the dog was named I am a racist! (And I bet that censors... THANKS IAB FILTER) and that they had put it on the memorial, but it was the dogs name and that was what he was called. Why should a negative connotation attached to that word make us censor a little bit of history (namely, the dogs actual name)? Yeah nah.

End rage.
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Male 985
R.I.P Nig
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Male 112
lol nig (3rd one down on the left)
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Female 3,828
aww, great picture.
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Male 28
made me want to cry so sad :-<
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Male 12,365
[quote">Am I the only one that saw "Nig" on this. WTF?[/quote">

Probably from a while back, likely WW2 era. A film about WW2 recently had a bit of a dilemma because everyone knew that in reality the dog`s name was the word that IAB`s moronic censorship filter won`t allow in any context. So what could they do in the film?

Ah, here we are:

Dambusters - the dog was called WHAT?
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Male 2,748
we salute you fido
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Male 798
You have to admit though, if Semper Fidelis applies to anything, it would have to be those dogs.
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Male 116
Am I the only one that saw "Nig" on this. WTF?
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Male 3,819
Right on, Ang.

Awesome picture. RIP pups.
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Female 547
I love the emotion this is supposed to invoke, when the dog in the picture just wants to play fetch and chew his own ass for hours on end. I agree w/ catbarf.
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Female 134
this makes my cry everytime i see this pic...
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Male 1,455
"when it`s done properly the dogs understand in their own way."

In what way? It`s a dog. It does not understand the beliefs, dogma, or country for which it fights. It can not comprehend the danger it is being sent into. At the end of the day a dog goes into battle not because of loyalty to its country, but out of blind, instinctual loyalty to its pack. Honor that personal loyalty, but don`t put it on the same level as a willing, knowing sacrifice made by a soldier.
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Male 2,229
Well said Angilion, well said
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Male 199
@Angilion
I couldn`t agree more with what you just said.
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Male 2,516
@angilion well said
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Male 2,593
I love the tongue coming out of the of the side of the dogs mouth.
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Male 10,339
@howlingwolf:

Nooo. He was trying to say the dogs died because we exploited them.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The inscription should read:

"They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species".[/quote]

The complete ignorance is yours. Dogs and humans have lived in combined packs for millenia and when it`s done properly the dogs understand in their own way. They won`t understand or care about countries or politics, but they will understand and care about their pack and that`s what matters to them. It`s not greatly different to the connection between human soldiers in the unit, just simpler. Purer, perhaps.

The soldiers who work with dogs should understand the key thing about doing so - loyalty goes both ways. The person is pack leader to the dog, so the person serves the dog. You own them therefore you owe them.

It`s much better than treating a dog as an animated dress-up dolly, as many do.

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Male 242
@Allenthing
Agreed.
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Male 602
Bah, cut off the last part. Dogs and Humans have formed a team that has been mutually beneficial, working dogs are given very special treatment in almost every case, and are loved by their handlers, and love their handlers as much as any dog/human relationship can hold.
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Male 602
If people want to talk about the dogs being exploited by humans, maybe they need to analyze the bond and relationship that is formed by a working dog and its handler. Do some research on the great lengths that the dogs have gone through to save the lives of their handlers, and the heart breaking stories of soldiers risking their lives to save their dogs.

Like This

A working dog like a shepherd doing what it has been trained to do has a much more fulfilling life than the yappy dog sitting in someone`s handbag, who is hyperactive and suffering from "The Human Dog" syndrome.

If you want to talk about the exploitation of dogs, you might as well go back thousands of years to when we first domesticated them, and not focus on what we do with them today. Don`t talk about what you don`t know. Dogs and humans
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Male 1,351
@auburnjunky,
*facepalm*
That`s exactly what Max Normal was trying to say. Reread his comment. He is defending military dogs exploited by humans. Duh.
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Male 3,314
Which, by the way, is very sad. I`m not saying it was OK to do this, just saying that was the way it was.
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Male 34
Nig probably died first
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Male 3,314
"i bet Nig was going to be Gin but the army wouldn`t let them name it after alcohol.... "

Given Nig was around in 1944, I would be willing to be he/she was just all black.
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Male 51
hahahaha nig and poncho, why you so racist marines?
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Female 395
i bet Nig was going to be Gin but the army wouldn`t let them name it after alcohol....
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Male 10,339
"They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species"

This is what I was talking about.

drat you. Go do something that means something. These dogs are better people than you.

GBA.
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Male 661
You know, the Marines really do take care of their own.
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Female 223
;_;
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Male 975
I was about to get sentimental until I saw a dog named Nig...ill have to try again in a few minutes
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Male 1,311
Why my Nig, WHY!?
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Male 25,416
May we not forgot, the loyal dogs!
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Male 2
This is awesome... Much respect.
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Male 554
"oh this is so sad--LOL NIG." exactly what i thought, exactly
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Female 1,798
This is one amazing picture. To all the men and dogs who died in service to this country:

from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Male 203
This is adorable :3
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Female 1,386
Military guy is all pensive, paying respects...
Dog is probably "Gotta pee, gotta stay, want biscuit".
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Female 9,402
Aww, good boy.
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Male 4,867
poor dogs didnt know why they were fighting, but they still carried out their duty to their country. Respect and RIP

auburnjunky....seriously man?
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Female 1,043
"oh this is so sad--LOL NIG."
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Male 2,690
Nig?! nig?! NIG?!
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Male 500
The inscription should read:

"They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species".
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Male 5,314
Nig?
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Male 51
After being sad for a little bit, I noticed one of the dogs was named Nig and laughed.
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Male 642
WHO`S A GOOD NIG? YEEEAH YOU`RE A GOOD NIG! COME HERE NIG!
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Male 642
they had a dog named "Nig" ? whoa
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Female 8,044
sniffle
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Male 15,510
Lassie :(
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Male 12,138
Respect
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Female 198
AAAWWWWW
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Male 37,888
so does PETA object to sending dogs into combat? Or is it just eating animals they hate?
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Male 1,043
Respect
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Male 277
Def read crappy instead of cappy.
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Male 1,357
aww, it`s good to see that the animals aren`t just seen as expendables
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Male 3,482
I hope they get all the raw steaks and bones they ever dreamed of in doggy heaven...
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Female 1,593
Awww.
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Male 71
Thats what i like to see
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Male 10,339
How long `till the soldier flaming begins?

I don`t wanna hear crap from our esteemed foreign users today thanks.

GBA.
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Male 4,807
One of the dogs was named "NIG"

Ever see the movie "Pink Floyd the Wall".. They had a dog name NIG too.
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Male 19,842
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