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Lulu, a Failed CIA Bomb-Sniffing Dog, Has Reached Meme Status

Lulu the dog. Photo: @CIA/Twitter

Lulu the dog was being trained to sniff out bombs. The black Lab was a member of the CIA’s 2017 “puppy class.” Or at least she was until the CIA decided — and subsequently detailed in a series of tweets — that she should no longer be a part of the program. “We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors,” the CIA tweeted. “Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives. Even when motivated [with] food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself.”

Lulu, following her refusal to cooperate, was adopted by her handler and is happily transitioning into life as a civilian. She has also become something of an internet hero. Who among us hasn’t felt a gradual disinterest — even when promised food in return — in doing our jobs?

Lulu, we thank you for your (almost) service and for being a very good dog.

Lulu, a Failed CIA Bomb-Sniffing Dog, Has Become a Meme