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Iraq War dog living comfortably in Chicago suburbs

It has been almost 10 years since Bashur the dog left a war zone in Iraq for a quiet home in the Chicago suburbs, and in that time, a lot has changed.

Once small enough to fit in the palm of the Army officer who rescued her from a life in the wild, she has grown to a 110-pound hulk. Once attuned to the faint noise of distant but rapidly approaching rockets, her radar now locks onto deer and foxes.

But one thing is still the same. Bashur remains a paragon of faithfulness — only now, the center of her world is the officer’s father, Hampshire car dealer John Fenzel.

“She’s a character,” Fenzel said the other day. “Not a lovey-dovey lap dog, but super loyal.”

via Iraq War dog living comfortably in Chicago suburbs – chicagotribune.com.