Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Laia is home

Remember on May 18 I told you about Major Steven Hutchison who was at Camp Liberty?


Today, comes this story:
Fallen soldier’s pup Laia arrives in U.S.

Maj. Steven Hutchison’s family greets yellow pooch at Virginia airport

Tues., June 2, 2009

Richard Hutchison didn't get to see his brother, Maj. Steven Hutchison, return home alive from Iraq. But Monday he got at least a tiny comfort: Laia, the dog the soldier rescued and loved in Iraq, landed in the United States after being saved by his former comrades and Operation Baghdad Pups, an offshoot of SPCA International.

"It’s the last thing left of him that he was passionate about," Richard told PEOPLE Pets after meeting the young yellow dog at Washington Dulles International Airport. "Even though Steve's not here, I know how much Steve loved the dog. You can kind of feel Steve through the dog. I can see something that he loved over here. I can see it here licking us."...

That's what I call a match made in heaven. I have to believe Major Hutchison is smiling. Read the rest here.

Bless you, little Laia.


Gail A. said...

:( Thnks for sharing this. Glad the pup made it to the US

Anonymous said...

Well, little miss Laia, you have had a long journey. I am so glad that you are safe in America with people who will love you and cherish you, and you will bring much comfort to grieving families of the hero who loved you first.