This Story Of An Iowa Soldier And His Dog Odie He Found In Afghanistan Is Both Awesome And Sad


This story has all of the feelings.  It’s sad because of how it ended with the soldier losing his best friend, his dog Odie. It’s awesome because of the way they met and the relationship they formed.  Half way around the world in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.  They found each other and helped each other get through the harshness of war.  That’s all that really matters at the end of the day.  Odie helping Brian cope with the things one has to deal with as a soldier is a great gift.  Brain rescuing Odie from being a homeless mutt in a dangerous area is a great gift.  That bound is unbreakable.  Stories like this one and the countless others are why dogs are and wills always be the greatest creatures on earth.  The part where Brian had to eventually say goodbye to Odie, as any dog owner can relate, is the worst feeling in the world.  It’s the reason I have watery eyes at 11:30am on a Tuesday.  RIP Odie.