They say everyone has their calling, and Lulu the pup proves that it also applies to dogs. The CIA has released a “pupdate” that it had to make the tough decision to drop the 18-month-old labrador from their bomb-sniffing program. The reason? Turns out, Lulu just… wasn’t into it.
“We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors,” the CIA wrote. “Sometimes a pup is bored and needs more playtime, sometimes they need a little break, or it’s a minor medical condition a like a food allergy. But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary. Instead, this just isn’t the job they are meant for.”
“When a pup is removed or retires from our K9 program, the handler & their family is given the chance to adopt them and many do.” This was also the case for the pacifist labrador who couldn’t give a tail wag for serving its country. Lulu was adopted by her handler and is now enjoying her days playing with his kids or sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard. “We’ll miss Lulu, but this was the right decision for her,” the CIA concluded.
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