It was a reunion three years in the making for Army Specialist Vance McFarland. Thanks to help from Mission K9 Rescue, McFarland and his former Tactical Explosive Detection Dog were reunited for good.
Soldiers are commonly warned against forming emotional connections with the dogs that they serve with in the field. But for one particular sergeant, that advice proved impossible to follow. Thanks to all he and his dog been through together, Jason Bos found himself deeply attached to his slobbery sidekick. Unfortunately, circumstances meant that the dream team eventually went their separate ways – but that wasn’t the end of the tale. Man and dog were ultimately reunited, and their meeting was a moment that Bos had been looking forward to for years. The object of Bos’ affections is Cila, a handsome chocolate brown Labrador. Better known to her handler as Cici, the pooch bravely served alongside Bos in Iraq for an impressive five years; little wonder then that the two formed such an unbreakable bond. But although Cici had experienced more things than many humans, it remained to be seen whether she would remember her beloved handler.