December 2nd 2009 7:30 pm
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Some of ya'll might of heard about the story of Nubs the stray dog that Marine Major Brian Dennis over in Iraq found in 2008 and brought back to the states. Mom checked out the book from the library and ended up crying...
When Brian found the dog, the dog's ears had been cut off, thats why he called him Nubs. He was a stray and leader of the pack of strays in the desert. Nubs befrinded Brian and even traveled 70 miles in the extreme desert cold and snow to find him and his troops. After finding Brian and his trrops, starving and exhausted from his ordeal, Nubs wolfed down pancakes, eggs, and sausage the Marines brought him.
Two soldiers who weren't part of the team reported them to officials. After writing e-mail letters to his family and friends back home, him and his men put up flyers to raise the $2000 needed for Nubs' journey to the states.
When the money needed was raised, the brother of Brian's interpreter transported Nubs to the Jordan border. There the King of Jordan's veterinarian gave Nubs his first check-up and shots. He waited while his travel was being arranged. Two weeks later, Nubs flew the 10-hour flight from Amman to Chicago, friends of Brian's picked him up at the airport.
A few days later in February, Nubs flew out of Chicago on the last leg of his long journey. When he stepped off the plane in San Diego, he was greeted with banners and all kinds of cameras. He patiently posed for the"pawparazzi" but was glad to leave with Brian's friends.
He got to sleep in a comfy new bed, tried all kinds of tasty food, and went for walks in the dog park. But Nubs knew someone was missing.
On March 23, 2008, Eric and Chrissy drove Nubs to Camp Pendleton. The "pawparazzi" were there again! Nubs waited and waited. When he finally saw Brian ....Nubs leaped into his arms and covered him with kisses!
Today, Nubs and Brian lead a busy life. They play at the dog beach and cruise around in Brian's truck.
Now Nubs has a name and person to call his own. And he shares the friendship and love he found with everyone he meets. BUT, Nubs saves his best kisses for his best buddy, Brian.
So that's the story of Nubs. Of COURSE mom cried. She's like that ya know. I've attached a copy of a video from You Tube where Brian was on the Ellen Degeneres Show last year. There's also other videos you can also watch about Nubs. Watch it and then tell me YOUR mom doesn't cry.