By: Maria Goodavage
A book about man’s best friend? We’re in. A book about man’s best friend keeping our service men and women safe, becoming a hero and selflessly risking it all? Yea, now we’re blown away. You will be too if you read Maria Goodavage’s Top Dog. Top Dog is the story of one amazing Belgian Malinois, her journey and her handler’s in one of the most inhospitable places she could ever serve. Mama Lucca is one loving, hardworking and intelligent dog who through out her military career has sniffed out weapons caches, explosive devices and particulates, and even enemy combatants. As dog owners and advocates we hear many stories about the incredible things that our four legged friends are capable o. Mama Lucca’s story, well…it’s so incredible that you have to read Top Dog for yourself.
Whether you’re a dog lover, a military enthusiast, history buff, book lover or any of the above, you definitely need to pick up a copy of Top Dog by Maria Goodavage. This story is nothing like you could ever imagine. Mama Lucca’s heroism, bravery and story are like none other’s. The history, modern dog training and utilization of canines in combat missions is extremely informative and interesting. The bond between the dog trainers (both men and women) and their working dogs is so moving. Our only warning is that you may want to read this one in close proximity to your fur baby – you might need some snuggles, nuzzles or kisses of your own as you fall in love with a dog serving her country halfway around the world.