CHICAGO (CBS) — An Iraq veteran and his retired bomb-sniffing military dog have been reunited after a two-year separation.
It was like they never parted. Within minutes of the time Cila first sniffed at former Army Sgt. Jason Bos, the 60-pound chocolate lab jumped in his arms, licked him and stood between his legs – a sign that the dog considers Bos her protector.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
Cila and Bos were partners for four years and worked more than 100 missions together. Because military dogs and their handlers work with many military units, Bos said he bonded only with Cila while stationed overseas. She would sniff for IEDs and other explosives, both to clear the way for military units and in advance of VIP visits.