I opened my email over the weekend to find this note from a friend who handles an Explosive Detection K9 for Amtrak in the Los Angeles Metro area:
"Mike, just thought you would like to know that they are retiring Benny. He will be living with me and my family.
Let me know when your next book is done, I can't wait for it.
Dr. Phil & Benny
Amtrak Police Department"
Officer Phillip Clark and K9 Benny
Amtrak Police Department
K9 Benny on the "Job" and on an Amtrak train
From these pictures, which Dr. Phil (to his friends) included, we can see that Benny truly enjoyed his job; he had a good role model in his handler. I know for a fact that Officer Clark loves his job and that he will miss Benny at work. The good news is that Benny and Dr. Phil will still be partners in Benny's retirement and promotion to family dog.