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Explosive detection K9 forced into early retirement, the CIA sadly Tweets

20 October 2017

A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she simply "wasn't interested in detecting explosive odours", the blog post said. Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. They get lazy, stop caring, or just guess to get through it the subject, but usually that bad days only last a day or two.

'Sometimes, even after testing, our pups make it clear being an explosive detection K9 isn't for them, ' read the first post in the CIA's Twitter thread on Wednesday.

This move also left Lulu's handler in need of a new partner, and on Thursday afternoon the agency will reveal the lucky member who will join the 2017 puppy class.

Lulu was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency to detect explosives and alert her handler when she found something. In the photo, Lulu looks forlornly at the camera and we're pretty sure she's thinking something along the lines of "I'm over this".

The CIA told the sad tale of Lulu being dropped from the program using a series of tweets.

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It is not clear whether Lulu simply wasn't up to the challenge of sniffing out bombs, or whether it was all part of a cunning plan to never have to go to work.

She's happier now, and able to spend her time doing things she truly loves: playing with kids, hanging out in the backyard and eating snacks.

As reported by the Business Insider, it has all worked out well for Lulu, however, despite being fired, as her handler has adopted her and given her a fur-ever home.

- CIA (@CIA)Lulu wasn't interested in searching for explosives. She now lives with her new family and has a pal in fellow labrador, Harry. The same is true during our puppy classes.

Stay tuned for the CIA's announcement of the newest K-9 addition to its program on Friday!

Explosive detection K9 forced into early retirement, the CIA sadly Tweets