Friday, April 16, 2010

Iraq War Vet to Take Dog on 7,000-Mile Protest Walk, Will Need a Lot of Poop Bags

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 4:13 PM

troy yokum and emmie
This is pretty cool. Troy Yokum, an Iraq War vet, is pissed off at the shitty economic straights of returning veterans (who've seen old jobs lost, houses in foreclosure, and just generally bad news) so he's going to walk across country with his faithful little dog, Emmie, a Shiba Inu, to raise awareness (and money).

I've long had a fantasy (based on movies like I Am Legend and the first Mad Max) of wandering across a post-Apocalyptic America with my dogs, foraging for food and wielding some kind of hybrid human-canine justice wherever we went.... Which isn't really much like what this guy's doing. Anyway, have a nice weekend.

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