“Sometimes, even after testing, our pups make it clear being an explosive detection K9 isn’t for them.”
CIA — Twitter (October 2017)
October 23 2017 — Lulu got fired from the CIA because she would rather play than sniff bombs. Nevertheless, officials at the C.I.A. wished her all the best in the future. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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They say everyone has their calling, and Lulu the pup proves that it also applies to dogs.
The CIA has released a “pupdate” that it had to make the tough decision to drop the 18-month-old labrador from their bomb-sniffing program. The reason? Turns out, Lulu just… wasn’t into it.
“We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors.”
“Sometimes a pup is bored and needs more playtime, sometimes they need a little break, or it’s a minor medical condition a like a food allergy.”
“But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary. Instead, this just isn’t the job they are meant for.”
For once, this very important story was immediately and accurately reported — in the politics section — by the New York Times.
“Although a life of intrigue was not in Lulu’s professional future, she was still afforded the sort of professional courtesy that most two-legged members of society can only dream to receive from their human resources departments.
A ‘doggy psychologist’ was brought in to assess the situation. Extra breaks, treats and rest were provided.”
On a more serious note, many people have expressed joy at the news that Lulu had managed to escape a life spent serving in one of the nation’s most secretive and controversial agencies, given “the CIA’s history of torturing prisoners, overthrowing governments, and training and arming guerrilla armies”. [VOX]
Look at the bright side. Lulu will not be prosecuted and jailed for ‘leaking’ classified information endangering the US National Security. Now, that is relief!
Lulu Dog Gets Fired From CIA
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CIA — Lulu got fired… would rather play than sniff bombs.
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