This is Bandit! After I brought Tigger home I absolutely swore there would be no more! That, of course didn’t last very long and within weeks I had found Bandit.
I did try hard at first not to have anything to do with Bandit, he was being cared for by the guard force at my place of employment. After a few weeks I decided to intervene as Bandit was not getting the proper food and care he required although the guards were doing the best they would with the resources they had. Bandit promptly moved into my trailer and the decision to take him back to the UK was made. I was originally looking to send him to the UK in January 2009 but whilst I was on leave in October 2008 my employer decided they did not like the fact that I had adopted Bandit and sent me an email to fire me! I subsequently had to make my way back to Baghdad without assistance from an employer in order that I could get Bandit and get him to safety. Early November 2008 I flew into Baghdad to collect Bandit and a few days after this he flew to the UK and was taken straight into quarantine.
The plan for Bandit was that I would find him a new family as I could take no other animals in my already overcrowded house. This was looking precarious towards the end of his time in quarantine and it was only as a result of a friends advertising on the intranet at work and an appeal by the Express & Star that Bandit found a new family just a few weeks before he was due for release.
Bandit has now settled very well with his new mom and dad. He is good with other dogs and adores people.