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The ‘Vapor Wake’ Dogs That Protect the Thanksgiving Day Parade | Wired

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Written by Chester

Happy Thanksgiving — especially to anyone who is working today, human or canine. Hope someone saves you a plate (tail wag!) Enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and look for the super sniffing canines on paw patrol to keep everyone safe. Watch a great Thanksgiving movie with your best friend later. Chow! (Chow Chow? Chow down? Ciao?)

AS MANY AS a million spectators turn out for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Another 200,000 show up the night before to watch the enormous balloons inflate. Keeping New York City safe on an ordinary day is challenging enough; locking down a massive parade route is all the more so. But the New York Police Department has recently deployed a new secret weapon to counter body-worn bombs: A team of Labrador retrievers who have graduated from patent-pending “Vapor Wake” security training. These are good dogs…” ~ Lily Hay Newman

READ MORE: The ‘Vapor Wake’ Dogs That Protect the Thanksgiving Day Parade | Wired

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Chester is the lead character in The Chester Chronicles. In his spare time, he reports on real news from the canine perspective -- no corporate treats accepted! He is philosophically progressive in his personal views, but is free of any partisanship when it comes to loving everyone!


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