Yo Gabba Gabba!! An Active Review.

by nicholmom3 on April 14, 2008

This link to sign the petition to release Ratchet from Iraq now worked!!

In case you haven’t heard Ratchet’s story…

In May, Army Spc. Gwen Beberg and another soldier saved the puppy from a pile of burning rubbish. Ratchet soon gained international celebrity when it was revealed military personnel are not permitted to care for pets in Iraq, according to the AP.

Beberg, who claims she wouldn’t have been able to pull through her 13-month deployment without the companionship of the dog, had all sorts of issues in her attempts to send the 6-month-old mutt home to Minneapolis.

But an online petition signed by 65,000 people urging the Army to let Ratchet go to America helps to illustrate the emotional cause, and last night Operation Baghdad Pups succeeded in loading the dog onto a charter flight to Minnesota, the AP reports.

The military had earlier permitted Ratchet to leave Iraq, but not on its dime or by it means. The rescue work came at a cost of about $5,000, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, the parent group to Baghdad Pups.

Sure sounds like a lot of cash and effort, but it goes to show the extent to which dog fanciers will go.

Patricia Beberg, the adoptive soldier’s mother, earns honors for quote of the week, as reported by the AP:

“He has been her emotional support, confidante, sanity-saver and a connection with something other than a war zone,” she said of Ratchet’s relationship to her daughter.

to read more about Rachet’s trip and arrival in the U.S. …click here

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janet April 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Ok so I have heard of this show but I have never seen it and neither have my children. I had no idea what the premise behind it was and so I am glad you reviewed it for me. Now I at least know what to expect. Thanks!

Amanda - The Mom Crowd April 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Dude, I LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba. My daughter was nine months old and dancing the music. I go around the house singing “Don’t bite your friends. Don’t bite your friends.” :)

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