Farewell to razz

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:39 am

A beautiful labrador killed in the line of duty.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/25/2007 at 12:07 AM
    1. One of the more obscure differences between us and the Islamists is our love for, and cooperation with, dogs. This time dear Razz carried extra risk to keep our Diggers safe. A canine hero. Lest We Forget.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 09 25 at 12:14 AM • permalink


    1. Let’s hope that Razz gets to enjoy his 72 virgins or his 72 telegraph poles or 72 poodles or whatever he damn well pleases.

      R.I.P. Razz

      Posted by Gibbo on 2007 09 25 at 12:35 AM • permalink


    1. Let loose the dogs of war?

      Posted by Nic on 2007 09 25 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. Man’s best friend once again proves his loyalty.  Vale, Razz.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 09 25 at 12:48 AM • permalink


    1. How many Rudds to a Razz?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 25 at 01:03 AM • permalink


    1. I think point 2 of the “International Council of Manlaws” kicks in here:

      2: It is OK for a man to cry ONLY under the following circumstances:
      (a) When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
      (b) The moment Jessica Alba starts unbuttoning her Blouse.
      (c) After wrecking your boss’s car.
      (d) When she is using her teeth.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2007 09 25 at 01:05 AM • permalink


    1. the life of any one of our war dogs is more precious and noble than all the lives of the talbanis and other islamofascist scum combined.

      Homer J was wrong, there is a doggy heaven- there has to be.
      A nice site dedicated to our dogs of war

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 25 at 01:39 AM • permalink


    1. Least he will get to play with my old pal who went to doggy heaven this year, too.

      Lest we forget.

      Posted by Razor on 2007 09 25 at 02:05 AM • permalink


    1. I hope Razz is pissing on a Taliban terrorist in dog heaven, the Taliban scum would probably be loving it.  RIP Razz.  There are no cross-dressing dogs in Iran.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 09 25 at 02:53 AM • permalink


    1. #9 There are no cross-dressing dogs in Iran.

      you owe me a keyboard Howzat- mine’s been caffeinated thanks to you 🙂

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 25 at 02:58 AM • permalink


    1. Razz,

      I never knew you, but I’m glad you’re keeping Sparky, Mickey, Sam and Toby company for me.

      They’re a good bunch, you’ll get on well with them.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 25 at 02:59 AM • permalink


    1. Rudd’s not fit to lick the paws of a dog like Razz.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 25 at 03:11 AM • permalink


    1. #12

      Rudd’s not fit to lick

      don’t go there, CB…

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 25 at 03:54 AM • permalink


    1. I think award of the relevant medals – AASM, Afghanistan Campaign Medal – would be appropriate, to be kept, displayed in the appropriate Regimental venue.

      The Brits have a valour award for animals, called the Dickin Medal, instituted during WWII and known as the ‘animal’s VC”

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 09 25 at 05:14 AM • permalink


    1. Interesting to note the word useage.  The report uses, properly, the word ‘wounded’, whereas the headliner cites ‘injured.’ Presumably the headline writer is better versed in the vile linguistic PC of the left, trying to destroy the tongue of Shakespeare, Coleridge, Orwell etc etc etc……so it may be more easily replaced by some snot-gargling lingo. This is happening a lot, if you watch for it.

      And you don’t much see a ship referred to as “she” or “her” any more, except by sailors, who know they are not inanimate objects

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 09 25 at 05:34 AM • permalink


    1. Aw, Razz you wonderful schweetie. Damn. Damn.


      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 09 25 at 07:14 AM • permalink


    1. Our family lost our beloved German Shepherd of ten years this year. Dogs are indeed great friends to us.
      I expect that there will be more attacks on Australian soldiers in the lead up to the election. Scumbags over there know what works, and scumbags here will amplify it in our news, and advocate surrender just when more men and dogs of war are needed to carry on unfinished business.
      It will remain so; unfinished and requiring more effort from the stout-hearted, regardless of who is elected.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 25 at 07:26 AM • permalink


    1. To the brave and heroic….RAZZ.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 09 25 at 08:21 AM • permalink


    1. I can never resist a boy in uniform.  There’s cookies aplenty waiting on you, my brave, handsome wabbie.

      For you and your intrepid soldier friends.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 09 25 at 09:31 AM • permalink


    1. And to El Cid’s wonderful video, may I add this?

      I’m sure Razz could even hum a few bars.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 09 25 at 09:35 AM • permalink


    1. STOP!! DAMMIT.  Not that one.  THIS one.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 09 25 at 09:45 AM • permalink


    1. Sniff.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 09 25 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. Our furry friends look to us for food, shelter and protection. In return they give us their loyalty, and sometimes, as in Razz’s case, their lives.

      Farewell, Razz. Forever a part of the Regimental family.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 09 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. Imagine the poverty of spirit if human beings had never had the companionship of dogs.

      RIP Razz.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 25 at 11:24 AM • permalink


    1. Well done, thou faithful servant. RIP

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 25 at 12:03 PM • permalink


    1. Very last words in that article.

      “Razz was the second Australian explosive-detection dog killed in Afghanistan thjis month.”

      I have been unable to find the name of that second noble dog.  The Australian Army Trackers and War Dogs Association emits zilch on current events(for my limited research skills anyway).

      Maybe people out there with better research skills could have better luck.

      Seems like that sdecond dog deserves credit to.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 09 25 at 01:39 PM • permalink


    1. Gibbo, you made me laugh and cry at the same time…

      Posted by Mary in LA on 2007 09 25 at 01:42 PM • permalink


    1. hmmm

      “sdecond” for a Yojimbo pretty much means “second” for normal polite society.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 09 25 at 01:47 PM • permalink


    1. #28: Sounds more like a secret military acronymn of some kind, yojimbo. Better not be givin’ away any secrets.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 25 at 01:50 PM • permalink


    1. #29
      You didn’t get the memo on changes to the secret decoder “settings”!?I was somewhat frustrated that that second name is so difficult to find.  There is a War Dog Memorial site that I just flew right by!  I will try and find that when I have more time.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 09 25 at 02:53 PM • permalink


    1. #26
      First Australian Military dog killed in Afghanistan.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 25 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. The people we are at war with hate dogs. They regard dogs as dirty, smelly, impure, sinful and a source of moral danger. No doubt the feeling is mutual.

      The dogs are on our side. That makes them an important ally as Razz has just proved. It also means we are on the side of the angels.

      Posted by geoff on 2007 09 25 at 06:13 PM • permalink


    1. My old gal Abby, a mixture of Labrador, Rottie, and who-knows-what-else, now plays at Rainbow Bridge.  She’ll no doubt give these brave soldiers a warm American welcome – she always did like the lads.

      Funny how whenever I hear about a brave animal soul killed in the line of duty my screen goes a bit blurry…

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 09 25 at 10:08 PM • permalink


  1. #31

    Thank you Kae.  I wasn’t having much luck.  Of course that was only because of my busy schedule today..:)

    RIP Merlin

    You are not forgotten.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 09 25 at 11:54 PM • permalink