Puppies steal the show at Chile’s Military Parade
During a Chilean military parade, the Carabineros de Chile wowed everyone by walking next to the recruits of the Canine Unit – a bunch of puppies.
In the video uploaded to BBC’s Twitter account, each member of the troop of Carabineros was portrayed walking with a young golden retriever in neon green pouches worn across the chests of the marching police trainers.
Apart from that, older golden retrievers and labradors were walking next to their instructors wearing little boots in what was the most adorable part of the annual military parade.
According to Standard, almost 10,000 troops marched in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park for the Great Military Parade on September 20 to commemorate Chile’s 208th Independence Day anniversary.
Troop of adorable police puppies steals the show as officers march with the pups in pouches at Chile's annual military parade.— ABC News (@ABC) September 21, 2018
The dogs are being trained in the Canine Unit of the country's national police force. https://t.co/fVtvLd2Q8n pic.twitter.com/mU5RBnoHCU
Such a spectacle has been a tradition for more than 50 years in Chile’s history, and it attracts millions of viewers. Apart from those who attend the O’Higgins Park in Santiago, many more watches it on TV.
If there's going to be a military parade in DC, just throwing out there that Chile's parada militar features puppies pic.twitter.com/14dP0ojDcX— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) February 7, 2018
While the Canine Unit was very cute and it was considered the best group of the entire event, it was not the first time they featured in such celebration. Their debut in a march took place in 2008, exactly a decade ago.
I mean, if our roads are apparently going to be torn up by the weight of the tanks, give DC residents something... pic.twitter.com/9BXVYBQdFM— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) February 7, 2018
As soon as BBC uploaded that video, several people took to the comment section to share their thoughts. One of them was user @themightyjungle, who admitted to being amazed that the Carabineros made sure adult dogs were warm by making them wear black boots.
These guys even have their own boots. pic.twitter.com/zAq9rluEt1— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) February 7, 2018
@jzanier468 chimed in and said that they “awww” bad guys into submission. @stoleyaunicorn finally wondered if the same could be done in the United Kingdom. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.
😍 Meet the cutest and newest recruits for Chile's national police force 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶 pic.twitter.com/lLwVO7mB7a— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 20, 2018
Knowing that the dogs and puppies have a good life with the Carabineros fill people’s hearts, especially after knowing that there are people who are cruel enough to abandon a little dog with its paws tied together.
Anger as puppy is found dumped outside charity shop in a handbag with its paws tied together https://t.co/u3z6ZD7VHM— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 19, 2018
The little puppy was found inside a woman's wallet that someone left hanging on the door handle of a charity shop in London. The poor dog was shaking with cold and terror at having been abandoned to his fate.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the little animal had an elastic band around its legs that was hurting him by cutting off the circulation of blood to the extremities. Thankfully, it was taken to the RSPCA, where the puppy is waiting to be adopted.