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Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle

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  • Posted November 7, 2009

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    A REMINDER OF THE POWER OF LOVE

    Here is a true story that will make you smile, warm your heart, and again remind you of the indefatigable power of love. Yes, even in war love overcomes.

    Today he is known by thousands but not too long ago a scraggly, skinny mutt barely survived on the desert. "His ears had been cut off to make him a dog of war." He was the leader off a pack of wild dogs, and had no name. And then one day a trio of military vehicles carrying Major Brian Dennis and his ten marines arrived at the desert fort. The other dogs, hoping for food, scrambled to meet the soldiers but one dog, the one without ears went to Dennis who bent down to meet him. Somehow, for whatever reason, the man and the dog bonded.

    Dennis called the dog Nubs because that's what was left of his ears looked like, and that evening they shared a meal - spaghetti, Cajun beans, and rice plus a strawberry Pop-Tart for dessert. That might not be canine cuisine but it was undoubtedly the best meal Nubs had ever eaten. When it was Dennis's turn for guard duty that night Nubs stayed right beside him.

    But the next day the soldiers left. Nubs chased them for more than a mile but couldn't begin to catch up. Once again Nubs was alone, fighting to not only keep his place in the pack but foraging for food, and trying to stay warm in the winter's intense cold. Weeks later the three vehicles carried the soldiers back to the fort and Brian and Nubs were reunited. But again they left and upon returning found Nubs weak with a severe wound in his side. The men doctored the dog as best they could.

    Finally Dennis and his men left one more time heading for the Command Outpost on the Jordanian border. It would seem that Dennis and Nubs had said their final goodbyes.

    Readers of all ages will be touched by the story of Nubs who while a small, scruffy mutt had the heart of a lion.

    - Gail Cooke

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze

    Turtle cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze freindship nubs.
    My dog eats nubs.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Wonderful

    Great for all ages

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    nubs

    This is an incredible story. I love animals and I think what Brian Dennis did for Nubs is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard. The courage these two had is amazing and it really is a heartwarming story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    UPLIFTING STORY-SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING OUT OF SOMETHING BAD

    This is a wonderful story. Not good for teaching a lesson about following orders. Happy ending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    A story about a Marine and a dog he needed

    Do pets make us complete? Sure, we can go through life and never have our own dog, cat goldfish, horse, etc., but knowing what we do about living with a pet, do we miss an opportunity to be better persons? I think we can get a leg up on people who have only people to talk to, to walk with, to miss the blood pressure lowering act of simply petting your dog. This Marine changed his life, the dog's life, and gave himself a chance to be a better person simply by rescueing his dog. Pets are great, rescued pets are even better.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

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    Just an Incredible Story

    I first read about Nubs in People magazine and was inspired to purchase the book for my nephews (ages 8 and 7). I paged through the book at B&N and found myself getting choked up all over again. What made the book even better is that it included photos -- some not the greatest quality, but they contributed to the story's authenticity. It's amazing to think that this poor, injured dog trekked 70 miles in horrific conditions to find his "master." This is truly a "feel good" book for any animal lover. (And there's a good ending!)

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