During his military service in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012, Marine Corporal veteran Seth Hill and his I.E.D. sniffing dog, Bbazy, were more like partners than man and dog.
Not least because, while out on patrol one day, she saved his life. He recalls:
“We were in Afghanistan for I would say five and a half months, you get complacent, she didn’t find anything then all of a sudden boom. I was out on patrol and she found something.”
Bbazy found three I.E.D’s which all exploded while Hill was a safe distance away – but he might not have been so lucky without her.
Hill was devastated when he has to leave her behind at an air base in Texas, three years ago, but he knew he would get her back one day.
“The bond you have with the dog is like no other. I mean your dog, any canine lover knows what I’m talking about, especially a dog handler in the military.”
Finally the day had come for the two to be reunited. Bbazy is now 10-years-old but she danced around Hill like a puppy when the two were reunited. Hill has now adopted Bbazy and couldn’t wait to take him back to his Kentucky home.