Man’s Best Friend Wears Combat Boots

(Before I continue, I would like to express my thanks to both the American Senate and House of Representatives for passing resolutions in support of Israel and it’s fight against Hamas in Gaza.)

The IDF has restricted access to Gaza by reporters, and is censoring the information that does come out, but here and there some interesting details come out.

One of these details is the fact that the IDF is using their K9 unit to help check the houses for bombs. The bomb sniffing dogs are sent in first to make sure that the house is not booby-trapped. They are equipped with special cameras (according to one report), and even wear special coverings on their paws to protect them from broken glass and shrapnel that may be on the floor.

Can animals do mitzvot? I am not sure, but in my opinion these dogs certainly come close.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Balabusta in Blue Jeans
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 20:21:24

    Dogs definitely do mitzvot. I’m not sure if they are people mitzvot adopted by dogs, or if there is a whole separate set of commandments for dogs, but anyone who has spent much time with a dog notices their great middos.

    Dogs are wonderful.

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