In a thread of messages on its Twitter account, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced it was parting ways with one of its latest recruits. In training to become a sniffer dog, Lulu, a one-and-a-half-year-old black labrador, was fired after she started to show signs that she simply wasn't interested in detecting bombs.
Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives.— CIA (@CIA) 18 October 2017
Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. pic.twitter.com/puvhDk1tRX
After several weeks of training, Lulu had made it clear that sniffing out explosives was not for her. As the agency explains, puppies, like us, often have off days but end up coming round after some rest.
This wasn't the case for Lulu who "even when motivated by food and play," was "clearly no longer enjoying herself." Stating that it is absolutely imperative that the dogs enjoy the work they do, the CIA was forced to let the young lab go.
Luckily, she was adopted by her handler and their family. As the final tweet concludes:
When a pup is removed or retires from our K9 program, the handler & their family is given the chance to adopt them & many do. pic.twitter.com/EMfua7zhbT— CIA (@CIA) 18 October 2017
Lulu was adopted by her handler & now enjoys her days playing w his kids & a new friend, & sniffing out rabbits & squirrels in the backyard. pic.twitter.com/WOImM75P1D— CIA (@CIA) 18 October 2017