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The CIA Had To Fire Lulu The Bomb Dog Because She Didn't Like Sniffing Bombs

The CIA Had To Fire Lulu The Bomb Dog Because She Didn't Like Sniffing Bombs

Still a very good girl.

With the exception of Lord Alan Sugar, who has pretty much based his whole TV career around it, firing someone must be hard. It can't be a nice situation to tell them that their services are no longer required, it's not working out or that they're just shite at their job.

What would make the process even more difficult is the individual you're firing being this dog:

Sadly, that was the situation the CIA found themselves in, when they had to let Lulu the black lab go, because she wasn't a good fit for the job. Poor Lulu.

Lulu, who went through all her CIA explosive training and was a fully-fledged bomb dog, decided that maybe she didn't want to be a bomb dog. Perhaps she dreamed of a life on the stage, wanted to be a chef or hoped to one day run her own taxi firm, who knows?

All we do know is that a few weeks into her role, her handler spotted that she wasn't too bothered about sniffing out explosives.

According to this blog on the CIA website, little Lulu lost her mojo and couldn't be motivated to get back into it. This was more than just a case of the Mondays, though, it seemed like a permanent thing.

The blog read: "Even when they could motivate her with food and play to search, she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer.

"Our trainers' top concern is the physical and mental well-being of our dogs, so they made the extremely difficult decision to do what's best for Lulu and drop her from the program."

I can also only be motivated by food, and can confirm that particular motivation is fleeting. So, there was nothing else for it and Lulu was given her marching orders.

Fair play to whoever had the steel heart to go through with this. Imagine looking into those eyes and handing over a P45, or whatever the US/dog equivalent is.


Anyway, stop your crying, and dry those eyes, because it's actually a happy ending for little Lulu. Unlike us fucking idiots who are trapped in the rat race until God knows when, Lulu now spends her days playing with kids and a new doggo friend, as well as sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in her backyard after being adopted by her handler.

Wonderful news! Enjoy your retirement, Lulu.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: CIA, Feels, Weird