Stray Dog Followed A Marine Over 70 Miles To Prove They Were Meant To Be Together

Dogs and humans form strong friendship bonds all over the world.When given the opportunity, dogs’ true noble spirit shines through, from comfy couches to distant battlefields.

A homeless dog waited for someone to love him even in the war-torn country of Iraq.He’d been stabbed, had his ears cut off, and had no name, but he remained hopeful that someone would come to his aid.

That someone arrived one day with three Humvees lumbering to a halt in the desert near the dog.Major Brian Dennis, a Marine, noticed the dog and approached him.He soon gained the trust of the dog and began sharing his food with the hungry pup, whom he named Nubs.

“He just kind of jumped up and I started playing with him as soon as I met him,” Dennis explained.”He just kind of flipped over the first time we met.”I began rubbing his stomach.My entire team just kind of bonded with him the moment we met him.”

Nubs’ wounds were treated, and he had a warm bed, meals, and love for the first time in his life.He grew to like the Major, but fate had other plans for them.Major Dennis had to relocate to a new outpost, and Nubs was not permitted to accompany him.

The situation did not deter the Nubs from pursuing his Marine.Nubs followed his Humvee for 75 miles across the desert, despite the bitter cold, determined to stay with Major Dennis.

Nubs’ wounds were treated, and for the first time in his life, he had a warm bed, meals, and love.He grew to like the Major, but fate had other plans for the new friends.Major Dennis had to transfer to a new outpost, and Nubs was not permitted to accompany him.

The situation didn’t deter the Nubs from pursuing his Marine.Despite the bitter cold, Nubs followed his Humvee for 75 miles across the desert, determined to stay with Major Dennis.

‘You’re not going to believe who’s outside,’ one of my Marines said as he ran in.I assumed he was referring to a specific person.’Who’s outside?’ I ask.’Nubs is outside,’ he says.

Despite the rule against pets, the Marines constructed a dog house for Nubs and kept him safe in it.Everything was fine until someone complained to the chain of command, and Major Dennis was ordered to remove the nubs.

He began making plans to ship Nubs to San Diego, unable to part with the brave dog.
The plan was costly and complicated to carry out, but with the help of their fellow Marines, they began raising funds and connecting with people who could assist.A stray dog trailed a marine for 70 miles to prove they were destined to be together.

Nubs flew to his new forever home in March 2008.Dennis followed him a month later.Nubs has since passed away, but his incredible story of the importance of saving these dogs’ lives has inspired a book, Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt, Marine, and a Miracle.