The Foreign Service Journal - December 2017

60 DECEMBER 2017 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL AFSA NEWS Reigning Cats and Dogs in the Foreign Service This is Jack, a Jack Russell, enjoying a two-kilometer walk to the vegetable farm in Cambodia. Originally from Maryland, Jack has also lived in Colombia. Edison Siberius (aka Big Eddy), a Siberian Neva Masquerade, living the dream in Canada. All five of the dogs owned by tandem couple Kimberly and Michael Murphy are from the countries where they have been posted. Back row, from left: Tedi, rescued from the streets of Bosnia; Joey and Nikki, from a high-kill shelter in Botswana; and Cooper, from the streets of Kosovo. In front, little Bravo, who was named after the gate in front of U.S. Embassy Kosovo, where she hung out for several months before joining the Murphy family. Charlie the labradoodle is living in Albania with his owner Emily Lindland. He enjoys chasing after tennis balls, going on long hikes in the woods, running with the kids and taking long naps in the sun. Snickers is a 12-year-old Yorkshire terrier, shown here in South Korea after a snow day. A well-traveled pup, he has also been to Cameroon, Madagascar and Pakistan with his owner, Julia Harrison. Lady was adopted from GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training) in 2011 by Jess and Chris McVay. Her first assignment was to Sudan in 2012. Shortly thereafter, when Jess found herself on ordered departure, Lady remained at post with Chris, This is Marley, enjoying a view of the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Marley was originally rescued, along with his littermates, in Bangladesh. At left, Giorgi, a street cat adopted from Georgia, relaxes in a bathroom sink in India. At right, Sully, adopted from the streets of Kazakhstan, has learned the joys of sleeping in the sink there. In the center, Mailo, adopted from Latvia, who does not enjoy lounging in sinks! LAURAQUINN FABIOCATTARINICH KIMBERLYM.MURPHY EMILYLINDLAND JULIAHARRISON JESSMCVAY GEORGEMESTHOS DEBORAHMILLER Meet Noostie, a rescue dog from a shelter in North Carolina. A diplodog from 2004 until she passed away in 2017, Noostie traveled to Jerusalem, Tallinn and Pristina with her owners, tandem couple J. Michelle Schohn and Mary Glantz. J.MICHELLESCHOHN