Military Dog’s Handler Pays Tribute To His Dog’s Passing In Unforgettable Way

Sergeant Dave Heyhoe had a special bond with his dog Treo. Treo was a military dog who searched for explosives in Afghanistan with Dave and their work together saved many lives.

Upon their return to civilian life, Treo would become one of the world’s most decorated military working dogs in Britain. He won the Victory Cross and the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest award given to animals.

Dave even wrote a book about their experiences together. After several years of retirement, Treo sadly passed away. He died in Dave’s arms at the age of 14.

After Treo’s death in October 2015, Dave wanted to honor his friend and got a special tattoo made from a mixture of ink and Treo’s ashes. The tattoo includes Treo’s paw print and reads:

I will lay down my life for you and expect nothing but love in return.
I protect my Dad with my life and would gladly take a bullet in his place.
I find weapons and bombs. I am the first sent in and sometimes the last to leave.
I am the nose and ears of my Dad. I protect and serve him.
I would die for him and for you.
I only ask for compassion and a kind word.
I will lay down my life for you and expect nothing but love in return.

What a beautiful way to remember such a courageous and special dog. Rest In Peace, Treo.

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