“This was no ordinary dog. Dyngo, a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been trained to propel his 87-pound body weight toward insurgents, locking his jaws around them. He’d served three tours in Afghanistan where he’d weathered grenade blasts and firefights. In 2011, he’d performed bomb-sniffing heroics that earned one of his handlers a Bronze Star. This dog had saved thousands of lives. And now this dog was in my apartment.” Smithsonian: I brought a seasoned veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan into my home—and then things got wild. (I have two beagle brothers in my house, so this dog sounds like a cakewalk…)