Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

A beautiful story for Veterans Day

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery, Little, Brown, 2009

What a terrific story! So happy Major Brian Dennis and Nubs appeared on the Tonight Show this week. Conan gave him a nice block of time.

I really loved this part of the story. (Not an exact transcript)

An Iraqi came up and he asked me why we were so interested in the dog...
[when Major Dennis speculated about what had happened to the dog's ears the man said--]
"Yeah, I cut his ears off."
"You're the one who cut his ears off?"
"Yeah, I cut his ears off

"I had my battle gear on me and my big KABAR knife and I asked him, through my translator, how would he feel if I cut his ears off?"

...and the tonight Show audience applauded.

Me too.


Maureen said...

I don't know this story but just the name 'The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle' makes me want to know more. And it looks like it has a super happy ending.

Kirby Larson said...

Thanks for your post! What continues to amaze me is the transition Nubs has made from abused, wild dog to loving, trusting friend. Mary Nethery and I are so honored that Brian and Nubs' story and our words are touching so many people.


Kirby Larson