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Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Our K9 Vets Need Our Help!!!

This came to my attention and is something I expect all of us have strong feelings about. Things have improved some but there are still a lot of military working dogs being left behind like a piece of broken gear when units move, they age out and are retired and so on. IMHO this is so totally wrong and disgusting! There are now bills in both the US Senate and House that will require all military working dogs to be brought back and retired with honor just like the men and women in our services who work with them. Let’s give our representatives a big loud shout out that this needs to be passed ASAP!! Call your congressional folks and spread the word far and wide on your blogs, tweets, FB page and every other venue you use!

Here below you can learn further info via the links to both bills. If you do not know your senators and representatives, shame on you!! This is a good time to find out and reach out to them!! Bring ALL our courageous vets home!!!
A bill has been introduced in the senate that would require our 4-legged warriors to be returned to the United States at their retirement time.  The
This is LOYALTY;
don't they deserve as much? 
link to the bill is here:   https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1498/text  According to the Govtrack web site this bill currently has no co-sponsors and no chance of being passed.  IMHO, that is due to the lack of interest on the part of our senators or the public, or both.  That is pathetic.  I see daily, on social media and in e-mails the supposed support for our military and the terrible things regarding animal cruelty.  Nothing, in my opinion, can be more cruel than leaving these service dogs behind.  Service dogs should not be treated as equipment but as warriors just as are their 2-legged handlers.  I urge you to call your senators and demand they support this bill.  Senators' names and phone numbers can be found here.  https://www.congress.gov/members  .

Here is the link to the House companion bill to have our working dogs retire in the USA.  Call your reps and pass this on.  Let's get our 4-legged warriors home where they belong.

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