Had a long chat with the handler, Arlane Thibodeau, of a working bomb dog on the MBTA's Green Line tonight. The dog, who was working in Afghanistan, was severely wounded by an IED,and then Med-evaced then rehabbed. The transit police took him, he's five years old, a black lab, and very friendly. His MO in combat was to sit down if he smelled explosives and remain silent.
His handler is a female ex-Marine with two tours over there. She brought him into the transit police K-9 corps. He name is Shifty and he is far from being a nervous dog. Both she and he will be working Monday, Marathon Day, and keeping us all safe.
We are so blessed to have folks like this keeping us safe.
I had called him Shakey in the first version of this post, sorry Shifty!