What Am I Thankful For?
Well, today, my friends, I leave Iraq.
<-- That’s my excited face.
And we have the most adorable pet kitten now.
Just thought I’d let you know.
|Iraqi Sunsets... Again|
Are well... still freakin' sweet.
|Only in Iraq|
As I’m parking the truck the other day, I’m distracted by a wrecked
semi-truck. I guess the driver fell asleep or something and rear-ended
the guy in front of him. He’s okay, and this really has nothing to do
with the story. As I’m staring and driving by, something odd catches my
eye, a large animal with bunny ears, just chilling out next to the
truck: a donkey! For some reason I find something oddly hilarious about
donkeys, especially one that loiters on a US military installation; I crack up laughing.
The story goes: the donkey wandered straight through the entrance of
the base. Since the guards are told to keep terrorists out, not
donkeys, she apparently didn’t have much trouble accomplishing this.
Shortly after my discovery, a civilian woman who heard about the donkey
shows up. We feed it and give it some water. She then leads it to her
living area on foot to nurture it for a little while. Well, military
policy says we can’t have pet donkeys, so within an hour, some Special
Forces soldiers kidnap the donkey, stick it in a truck, and dropped it
off at the town a couple miles from our base.
Two hours later the donkey was once again waiting outside our gate.
Turns out she just wanted to borrow a copy of Shrek.
|Random Picture of the Week|
SGT. Green & SPC. Dunn: Victims of Army Workplace Boredom