Last Wednesday, an extended raid in a Parisian suburb left several suspected terrorists (including ringleader Abelhamid Abaaoud) dead in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. One particularly touching casualty included cherished hero police dog Diesel. The mighty Belgian shepherd was killed when a suicide bomber (Hasna Aitboulahcen, the cousin of Abaaoud) detonated her explosive vest. Diesel was described as “indispensable” to French law enforcement during their countless missions.
Of course, every dog is indispensable to their owners — no matter whether they’re a hero dog or the laziest canine companion of all time. One can adopt a new puppy, but it will never be the same as the one who provided years of unforgettable moments. Months or years later, perhaps one can stomach bringing a new dog into their lives. Should it happen a week later? Probably not, but that’s exactly what happened when Russia sent Paris a pup.