I am a huge fan of those heroes who defend us and protect the defenseless throughout the world. But I have to say I have a huge chunk of my heart dedicated to the fabulous fighting K-9. Their loyalty and bravery are far too unsung. The AP reports that Iraqi defense forces recently requested that more of these brave dogs, be rushed to the region for bomb sniffing purposes at security checkpoints. Roughly 150 trained K-9's will be sent to the region with 25 arriving this week. This comes in spite of a cultural belief, in the region, that dogs are filthy animals unworthy of intensive care and training. I say... kudos to these heroic dogs and their handlers! What say you dog lovers?