Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Dog Travels 3,000 Miles To Reunite With The Soldier Who Saved Her.

A Sad Sight

All of a sudden, Sean realized that there were a few other puppies surrounding the one that he had just found. Sadly, none of them had survived when the building collapsed. It was clear that the poor puppy had lost her entire family. That’s when Sean realized that he couldn’t just leave her there all alone to starve in the rubble.

A Sad Sight

Small Steps

The pup was still very frightened, so she didn’t really want to go near any strangers. Sean decided it was best to do the simplest that thing he could. He took out a little bit of water and some food, and that was clearly enough to call the scared pup out of her hiding place.

Small Steps

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New Friends

It took four days before the puppy would let Sean touch her. That was when Sean realized he was able to pick her up. Sean decided that he should bring her back to the base with him. He was looking forward to introducing his new friend to all of his comrades, but she really needed her own name first.

New Friends

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A New Name

Sean chose the name Barrie for the sweet little girl, and soon enough, she became a permanent member of the Royal Engineers. In fact, she barely ever left Sean’s side. “She stayed with me all day, every day. She did jobs with me, I’d wake up, she’d come eat with me, she’d then sit in the passenger seat of my car when we drove to Raqqa,” Sean said in an interview with MailOnline.

A New Name

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Comforting Friend

Sean explained that having the friendly puppy around always made him happy. “Working in a war zone, coming back to camp you sit in your room on your own. To have a companion you can play with and train, it kept my mind away from all the things I was seeing and doing out there,” he said. “You can only imagine how bad Syria is."

Comforting Friend

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