Servicemen and their dogs have an undeniably strong bond. They train together, and they look out for each other. With that, it’s hard to imagine what their lives will be like the moment they part ways.
While servicemen and military dogs have to bid each other goodbye at some point, there may come a time when they will meet again. Angela Cardone, a sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps, and her former partner Bogi, a Belgian Malinois, have finally met again after a year of being apart. And the reunion has been a wonderful sight to behold.
Angela and Bogi’s strong bond
The duo first met back in 2017 when Angela was assigned at the Marine Corps Air Station in Japan. It was Angela who helped the young Belgian Malinois to master her obligations and duties, among of which were detecting narcotics and conducting safety sweeps.
Angela and Bogi were partners for more than a year, and within that time, they had forged an unbreakable bond. But unfortunately, Angela had to say goodbye to the dog because she would be assigned to another station. Angela thought that she would never see Bogi again. She felt that a piece of her was missing.
Luckily, life took an unexpected turn for both of them.
They’ll never be separated again
In June 2020, Angela found out that Bogi would be retiring because of her neck injury. That time, Angela already knew that she wanted to provide Bogi with a loving home. So, she reached out to American Humane for help.
American Humane is an organization dedicated to protecting animals. As part of its work, it has a program designed for caring for military dogs, which also included finding them homes. The said organization was able to help Angela adopt Bogi.
After a two-day journey from Japan to Hawaii, the former military dog walked into Angela’s arms. The servicewoman described that the moment was indescribable.
This time, Angela and Bogi will never be apart again.
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