|"Sit" quickly became, "I think I'll just take a break"|
Big R and I decided back in October that adopting Lando would be a perfect fit for our family. The process took quite a bit longer than even the MP's anticipated. They were hoping he'd easily be a part of our family by Thanksgiving, but 4-6 weeks quickly turned into several months. Worried the "powers-at-be" were doubting our abilities to care for Lando, in actuality, the review process is put in place to make sure the dog is fit for adoption. This is a lengthy process that is taken very seriously. Luckily for us, Lando is an easy-mannered, well-trained and obedient sweetheart. Despite his military history, he appears to have suffered no PTSD or any other issues related to his service.
Lando's retirement ceremony was SO cool. I can think of no better way to describe it. We have been excited beyond words since we found out last week that the ceremony was scheduled for today. The entire MP detachment company assigned to the working dogs, and a few of our closest military friends, were there to see him retire in style.
|Lando taking a snooze during the National Anthem|
|Lando proudly showing off his medal|
|Achievement Medal, Certificate of Adoption, |
and retirement ceremony pamphlet
|We were all too happy to take his leash, especially little r|
|It was clear that Lando was going to be missed|
|Lando is the biggest sweetheart!|
|...and he loves his toys|
|I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship :)|
Little r did all he could to help Lando feel at home right away. He helped me bring out the basket of Rani's old toys, and show them all to his new friend. Lando loves them all. I think his favorite right now though is cuddling with Big R on the couch.
|...and little r decided he needed ALL of the toys...|
|I think Lando just found his favorite place in our home|