arlier this week, we told you about Lucca, the 12-year-old German shepherd who was flown from her California home to London and awarded the PDSA‘s Dickin Medal for her military service.
Lucca, who lost her leg in the line of duty, kept her Marines safe for six years of active service, sniffing out explosives over 400 missions. In 2012, she lost her leg to an IED in Afghanistan and just as she had been there for her troops, they were there for her. Ten days after the incident, she was up and walking.
Now in her golden years, she is enjoying the perks of retirement in a loving home with her handler.
And, as the video showcases, lots of well deserved belly rubs.
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