From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2011:
Saving Cinnamon: The Amazing True Story of a Missing Military Puppy And the Desperate Mission to Bring Her Home by Christine Sullivan
St. Martin’s Press (175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010), 2010. 256 pages, paperback. $14.95.
Mark Feffer, a U.S. soldier then serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in December 2005 befriended a stray puppy he named Cinnamon. Adopting Cinnamon was against military regulations, but Cinnamon quickly became a base mascot anyhow. When Feffer and other members of his unit were due to be rotated back to the U.S., Feffer and his wife Alice arranged for a civilian dog handler who was employed by the U.S. military to escort Cinnamon to Chicago via Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic that borders Afghanistan.