Toys & treats for Canada's military poochies
December 9, 2010 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Donation program supports dogs in theatre

For the first couple paragraphs I was envisioning puppies reciting MacBeth. Wrong theatre.

It's a shame, too. I totally would have donated to that.
posted by inedible at 9:59 AM on December 9, 2010 [2 favorites]

Izra fast ropes out of helicopters.
posted by Jahaza at 10:01 AM on December 9, 2010

Tom Ricks has a bunch of posts about military dogs on his blog.
posted by lullaby at 10:43 AM on December 9, 2010

Inedible - good one.

The "dog at war" meme does get steady coverage from war zones - more on that here on Google News.
posted by MILNEWSca at 11:15 AM on December 9, 2010

Fun fact: CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) packages were originally intended to provide relief for post WW2 civilian populations, not troops in harms way.

The first CARE Packages contained: one pound of beef in broth, one pound of steak and kidneys, 8 ounces of liver loaf, 8 ounces of corned beef, 12 ounces Spam, 8 ounces of bacon, 2 pounds of margarine, one pound of lard, one pound of fruit preserves, one pound of honey, one pound of raisins, one pound of chocolate, 2 pounds of sugar, 8 ounces of egg powder, 2 pounds of whole-milk powder, and 2 pounds of coffee.

All in all, still a lot for a dog to love.

(Except the chocolate.)
posted by crunchland at 11:26 AM on December 9, 2010

I would not start giving any care packages to our Dog Army until after our entire Human Armies have been deluged and saturated with care packages.
posted by knoyers at 11:31 AM on December 9, 2010

knoyers, unlike the "Human Armies", the dogs were not given a choice whether or not to join the army. I think a little more care is warranted.
posted by Alnedra at 6:32 PM on December 9, 2010

Since it's about Canadian forces, I'm going to plug the Military Families Fund.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:18 AM on December 10, 2010

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