Monday was a big day for the Bristol Police Department’s new K-9 comfort dog Brody. The 12-week-old puppy woke up early for his swearing-in ceremony — then managed to sleep through the whole thing.
When it comes to sleeping or playing, little Brody gives a 100%. “He plays really hard and he sleeps really hard,” Officer Keith Medeiros, Brody’s handler said, adding, “When he’s not playing, he’s sleeping, which is kind of tough because he sleeps a lot.”
The police department was first thinking of bringing on a narcotics or bomb-sniffing dog. However Medeiros, the school resource officer, rather suggested that the department add a therapy dog to the force. Little Brody then first joined the Officer Medeiros in mid-March, but it seemed that he had a challenging start being a therapy dog during that time. “You want him to be exposed to as many people as possible. And I try to do that while practicing social distancing.”
But as it turned out, Brody arrived just when he was needed most. “People are really stressed, especially in law enforcement. Just by walking in the police department with Brody, people immediately smile, they immediately get into a better place. They want to pet him, want to hug him and it’s just a really good thing.”
And apparently adorable Brody is so good at his job that he doesn't even have to keep his eyes open. On his special day of his swearing in ceremony and finally becoming a police pup, the little dog showed just how relaxed and comfy he is around his new colleagues: “We put him down on the desk and he was just so comfortable that he lay down and fell asleep.
You can watch the adorable video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=654230351808698
Since the police department posted a the sweet video of the ceremony on Facebook, it has been viewed 63,000 times. While Medeiros acknowledges that it probably would have been better if Brody was awake, he didn’t mind taking the oath for the tired pup.