These US soldiers from NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Poland have found themselves a new four-legged friend.
US soldiers who form part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Poland have found themselves a new four-legged friend. Chico the dog wandered onto base and has been looked after by the soldiers from the battlegroup ever since. While they give him food and water, Chico returns the favour by raising the morale of everyone around him.
Footage includes various shots of US soldiers training on base while Chico the dog watches on and is petted by the soldiers.
--TEXT ON SCREEN-- THESE US SOLDIERS IN POLAND HAVE MADE A PAWSOME NEW FRIEND
CHICO IS THE LATEST RECRUIT AT NATO’S ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE BATTLEGROUP POLAND
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “One day he kind of wandered onto base and the other soldiers were like feeding him and watering him and he decided to stick around.”
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Private Joseph Murphy, US Army “Just having him running alongside us, I always look down and it’s like ‘hey you’re here with us, dope.’”
-TEXT ON SCREEN-- CHICO LOVES PLAYING TEAM SPORTS AND CAN BE A FUSSY EATER
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “Chico can be picky sometimes, he really doesn’t like French fries.”
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Sergeant Donald Owens, US Army “Chico’s favourite food is definitely pizza, just like everybody else’s on this battlegroup.”
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “He absolutely loves chicken.”
--TEXT ON SCREEN--
ONE THING EVERYBODY AGREES ON IS THAT CHICO HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE
--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Harris, US Army “You’re having a bad day, he comes up to you, starts wagging his tail, wants pets and your day just gets better.”