The hounds of Mescall


I know I promised to talk about FOB Mescall today, but I stayed pretty busy and the thoughts of writing a substantive blog post were overcome by events.  Maybe tomorrow…

FOB Mescall does have a fairly large population of FOB dogs.  Here is a link (thestubbythumb) to a very good blog about some Afghan dogs.  Like most dogs, they are super friendly and love any and all attention.  Here are a few pictures of some of them who followed me around Mescall hoping to get a little affection.

Thanks for looking.

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36 responses »

  1. Deborah says:

    Whenever I see an email from your blog, I always know there’s going to be something great to see. As always, amazing photos!

  2. Watchoot says:

    Great images, again 🙂

  3. Margarita says:

    LOVE the pups…awesome creatures! Thanks!

  4. FeyGirl says:

    Such beautiful animals… Thanks for sharing them!

  5. dockfam says:

    Such love in those eyes. Love those pics.

  6. cissyblue says:

    When you’re so far from home, it’s good to know that love can come to you in unexpected ways… You can tell by your pics, these are super great dogs! Thanks for sharing them… they probably don’t know, but now they are famous and immortal dogs!

  7. Cheryl L says:

    Great photos, especially their faces. I have a terrilbe time photographing our dogs…they always seem to get camera shy.

    Do you have the opportunity to take pics of any Military Working Dogs? That would be a wonderful post subject 🙂

  8. jules says:

    Cute especially the yellow lab looking one. They just walk around the FOB? Who do they belong to? Hard not to get attached or miss your own critters.

    • danbohmer says:

      they are wild dogs that belong to no one. They are not suppose to be allowed and are usually put down on the US run and the larger bases, but on the smaller FOBs that rule is often overlooked

  9. jules says:

    Wild dogs………they don’t look wild..well at least the lab cross one doesn’t….are these the same kind of dogs that some of the troops try to send home? And how do they get on the post?

  10. Oh Dan, how I love these pooch photos. I so hope they are well cared for. My friend who runs UAA always tells me such horrible tales that I always wonder about their welfare. I bet you and your buddies all feed and pet them but what happens when you go? Those eyes jump right off your page I can see your humanity reflected in them.

  11. Reggie says:

    Wow, these are such beautiful dogs, thanks for telling us about them, Dan. I didn’t know that there might be dogs on your bases – it must be heart-breaking to put them down, when people have already bonded with them. They have such gorgeous eyes… I would want to go and pet them all!

  12. Hey, this dog business is on my mind. When you ship out, can you adopt one? Is there some kind of international ‘no doggie’ rule I’m unacquainted with? If you all took one then they wouldn’t be put down. I’m so upset over this.

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