It must be so scary out there in the chaos of war where there is no certainty of what happens next. Man after man – killing just to win each other’s territories. If only humans can find a way to resolve differences, to be more respectful of each other and to be happy with themselves.
I think about my fellow pooches who are in service with the British Brigade. I think of their bravery in fighting alongside their human soldiers. They know no better but only to follow orders. They know not the danger to their lives but only know to be loyal till the end. They guard, they detect, they fight only with their physical being – unprotected against guns and other weaponry.
They know not how to duck from firearms and bombs thrown in their direction. They have to be brave without choice. They know not what survival is in the context of war. They too must be confused with all the fallen bodies around them, the deafening sounds, the raining of mortar – just the whole chaos of war.
I hope that in the quiet moments of dark nights that they have been of comfort to the soldiers lying next to them. I am sure they must have heard many stories of the loved ones left behind, as well as the hopes and dreams of many a young man – looking forward to a normal family life when the saga of war is over.
We only have one wish – that you will all come home safely.
– From Miss Darcy, a four-legged friend