Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Christmas Package of Care for our K9 Soldiers & Handlers

Harley with the Troops' gifts.
Chloe with the goods!
 Okay, so the song really goes, "...greeting cards have all been sent..." and to be honest, that's not quite true here. My stacks of cards are sitting on my dining room table all ready to be written and sent...soon...BUT, our packages and cards for the military K9 handlers and their K9 soldiers stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan has indeed been sent! Wooo-hooo! 

Arwen's Pack was so awesome this season by thinking about our troops and the dedicated K9 soldiers stationed overseas, that they sponsored a care gift package drive that we participated in. "These men and women, far from home and family, need all the support we can offer," said Arwen's Pack hu-mom in a blog post. "They're risking their lives each day, while caring for and working with their dogs, just hoping to make it back to their families intact.  Please consider them while shopping over the next week.  Along with the stress and uncertainty of living in a merciless and unfriendly environment, these handlers and their dogs deal with boredom and homesickness."

So we hope we can help by bringing a little Christmas and holiday cheer to the troops this year, too, by joining Arwen's Pack in their gift package drive!

For the K9 Handler Soldier

For the K9 Soldiers

We had tons of fun, too. Me with the shopping for items, and the Sibes with helping me fill the stocking and treat bag with all the goodies (and maybe sniffing out a few items for their own Christmas list!). 

"I hope they have a nice Christmas," wishes Harley.

"I hope the dog soldiers like their gifts," wishes Chloe.
All five Huskies even gave the box a good once-over before it went to the Post Office to be shipped out. We sure hope a little box of "thanks" from home will cheer up some of our troops, two- and four-legged this season, and let them know we are thinking of them and appreciate their sacrifice. 

"Are we delivering the package by sleigh???" asks Wolf.

"No," says Gibson. "Mom says the Postman is bringing it."
Thanks, Grace and Arwen's Pack, for doing such a thoughtful thing. We were very happy to be part of it! And thank you to all our men, women, and K9s serving our country. We will be thinking of you this holiday season.


  1. That is so, so, so very wonderful, bravo gang!

  2. That is so wonderful. I am heading over there to check it out.

  3. How nice of you all - imagine that bringing so much joy to the hard working soldiers and doggies!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  4. Christmas cards are all sent! Wow!!!

  5. That was a most WORTHY pawject. The pressies you chose for the Handlers and the Dawgs are just perfect. How very very kind and generous of you.

  6. That is such a great idea. Never even thought to send some of the K9 troops a pressie.