As I scrolled through some information on the www this morning, I discovered that today (March 13, 2023) is K9 Veterans Day. And first, I gotta say I didn’t know there was such a day. Secondly, it makes perfect sense when you consider how valuable dogs are to military and police services all around the world.
So, this K9 Veterans Day reminded me of a friend of mine.
He’s a retired police officer, in Colorado, who’s more than a little familiar with K9 Veterans Day. Because he was the “alpha” of K9 teams for about 30 years. Hopefully I have that right. You’ll have to ask him. But, however long it was, he had a successful career working with police dogs.
Since his retirement from the police force, Gordon has transitioned into a successful author. In fact, he’s a bestselling author on Amazon with his different K9 series. As his bio, on Amazon says, his books are “fictionalized compilations of real-life scenarios that he has seen, heard of, or been involved in over his years with law enforcement and military service.”
I’ve had the pleasure to read some of his work. And it’s entertaining, engaging, and colorful. I’m not an affiliate for him. So, I don’t get any commissions or payback of any kind to tell you this. I just think you should check out his work if you enjoy crimefighting books.
Here’s an excerpt from one of the short stories on his website:
“Timmy watched as the alpha walked up to the stopped vehicle. The strobes of the police Explorer unit, flashing in the dark of night, did nothing to distract his attention. He was focused on the alpha, the leader of the pack, his master. Timmy had no true concept that he was in a police cruiser or even what a car was. He knew nothing of the fact that some considered him to be a very high-priced piece of city equipment. He didn’t know, nor was he capable of knowing, that his initial four months of K9 training had cost the City of Gunwood nearly forty thousand dollars in man hours, training aids, food, and veterinary bills. What he did comprehend, at least in the primal, animalistic way that all canines comprehend, was…”
Go to the link below to read the rest. You don’t have to buy anything. Just scroll down the page till you see a link to the short stories. And I believe you’ll enjoy his writing style so much that you’ll wanna take advantage of the sale he’s got going at:
To all the K9 service dogs
Who’ve served and who serve still,
I send congratulations for
The jobs that you fulfill.
And thanks go to your trainers, too.
While you are in harm’s way,
Be sure you’re all connected to
The Maker of your day.
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