Pojo stalked away, head down, sniffing at the scrubby mountain grass. He turned and in the slanting evening sunlight, the washed-out hue of his mask and saddle became more obvious against his clear tan ruff and brindled hindquarters. Along his level back, several chunks of shorter fur rippled as he circled around them at the end of the leash.
Still ignoring her.
“So he was injured? Badly?”
“Not him, no. He and his handler were sniffing out a minefield near Khost, and the handler stumbled over a tripwire. One of them bounding anti-personnel mines.” The driver rubbed the back of his neck and ducked his head. “Cut the handler in half, but Pojo only caught a few bits of stray shrapnel.”
So the dog had seen his handler killed. That sounded like trauma and not a good thing at all. People went round the bend from less. One of her own team members suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The first time he’d flashed back, he’d had screaming fits in the hospital loud enough to be heard in the next hall over. He’d rolled out of bed, taking the bed with him; he’d had to be sat on and medicated.
One clear ray of golden sunlight splashed across Pojo, backlighting him and darkening that grey to charcoal, then he stepped past it, nose cutting through tufts of grass and snuffling loudly. What happened when a war dog flashed back? Considering those teeth, did she want to stick around and find out?
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