His handler took the picture.
I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop. But he did.
Brutus was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq.
His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents.
Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away, but come back and find me.'
The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus.
He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door.
He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened.
He went in, untied his handler and they all escaped.
He's the first K9 to receive this honor.
If he knows you're "OK," he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap.
He enjoys the company of cats.
The K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner: thought you'd find this interesting.
Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!
Instructions for properly hugging a baby (from a dog's point of view):
1. First, uh, find a baby.