Fox News with Shannon Bream, Nov 1, 2009 This interview aired on Good Morning Yahoo on Nov 3, 2009!
Animal Tails with Randy Grim, Oct 25, 2009 Family Pet Time, Oct 24, 2009 Hudson Valley Talk Radio Publishers Weekly Online, Oct 19, 2009 The heartwarming story of a soldier and his dog, Sullivan’s narrative
draws readers in with her
depiction of Cinnamon, whose perseverance and good nature are palpable
on each page. Link to review
Woman's World Magazine December 12, 2008 44 Days of Heartbreak - "See you soon girl," Mark whispered. But when the flight the pup was supposed to be on landed, she wasn't on it. I don't know what to do, a distraught Mark emailed his sister Christine.
Yankee Dog Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue "44 Days" was written from the heart. I dare you to read it all the way through with dry eyes.
HSUS Animal Sheltering Magazine September/October 2008 When All is Lost But Faith By Alexandra Kleinkopf When a puppy named Cinnamon went MIA en route to the U.S. from Afghanistan, Christine Sullivan ran to the bathroom and retched. The harrowing events of the following seven weeks are documented in her debut work, 44 Days Out of Kandahar: The Amazing Journey of a Missing Military Puppy and the Desperate Search to Find Her. Read the entire article.
Bay Weekly, August 21, 2008 Cinnamon's Tale: A Journey of 7000 Miles The arid landscape of Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province is a far cry from
the lush banks of the Magothy River. American soldiers sent to this
foreign land find few reminders of home and family — and little
affection. The locals offer tentative smiles. But the smiles of
strangers fail to fill homesick hearts. In such a place, a dog can work
miracles. City Dog Magazine, Summer 2008 Issue Seattle Times Pet Editor, Ranny Green offers his favorable review of "44 Days Out of Kandahar." In Ranny's words, "Sullivan's exhilirating documentary kicks into overdrive with a heady mixture of sould, technique and resourcing that maneuver around more cures and face more challenges than a James Bond movie." Read the full review. Dog Fancy Magazine, September 2008 Heartwarming article on how Cinnamon overcame adversity to become a well-adjusted family pet.
ZooToo Pet Pulse Alice Feffer knew her husband, Mark, had a guardian angel when the
former Navy Reservist sent a photo of a puppy he had befriended while
on duty in Kyrgyzstan. The puppy, named Cinnamon, reminded her of the family’s recently deceased pet, Jackson."As
soon as I saw her eyes I felt Jackson's spirit coming out of her eyes
and getting a message to me that she was going take care of Mark during
the war,” said Feffer.
Dog's Life Magazine Dogs of War: Soldiers find companionship and comfort with canine friends by Kyra Kirkwood Summer 2008 Issue
Friendships formed by soldiers in war zones are often lifelong and titanium strong. Soldier/canine friendships built in times of war are no different. Dogs can give soldiers a bit of home in a far-off land or a moment of love during a ruthless mission - and the abandoned or feral dog finds solace in the comfort of caring people. Read the rest of the story.
NPR Vermont 107.9 FM April
29, 2008 The
news from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is so often difficult to hear, it is
with more than a little relief that Christine Sullivan can bring us the story
of Cinnamon.Listen to the interview.
Late Night Saturday WCAX TV Channel 3 (CBS Affiliate) April 12, 2008 Christine appeared on Late
Night Saturday with Tim Kavanagh to discuss "44 Days Out of Kandahar" and how she is helping other troops
and animals in need through appearances and donations from book sales.
Baltimore Public Radio WYPR 88.1 FM April 9, 2008 Mark and Christine discussed "44 Days Out of Kandahar" and their work with Operation Baghdad Pups (www.spca.com) with show host Dan Rodricks along with Vietnam Veteran, Don Jestes who was a scout dog handler with the 101st Airborne during 1968 and 1969. www.wypr.org
The Reston Connection From Kandahar to Reston Celebrity Dog to Visit Armstrong Elementary April 2, 2008 By Mizra Kurspahic When Mark Feffer first stepped on base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in
January 2006, he found the camp’s dog to be rather playful. Cinnamon,
as he would come to call her, was so close to Feffer that he decided to
adopt the dog and take her from the hostile environment in Afghanistan
to a more comfortable life in the United States.
The Ron and Don Show News/Talk 710 KIRO, Seattle, WA Puppies in Baghdad March 28, 2008 Mark talked with Ron and Don about finding Cinnamon on base in Afghanistan, falling in love with her and then losing her in transport for 44 days. Listen to the Show Mark's interview is from March 28 and is about 1/2 through the 4:00-5:00 PM hour.
Michael Savage - Savage Nation Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio March 28, 2008 Mark was interviewed on Savage Nation for a 15-minute segment to discuss servicemembers having unit mascots and the cultural differences that exist with regard to having dogs as pets. To listen to the show go to Talk Radio Network. (requires premium access)
Fox News Interview with Jane Skinner March 28, 2008 Mark
and Cinnamon appeared on Fox News and Mark discussed with Jane his experience bringing Cinnamon home and how comforting it was having her in the war zone with him. Mark expressed his appreciation for Operation Baghdad Pups and what they are doing to help bring home unit mascots
for the men and women who adopt them. Mark let Jane and viewers know that by buying "44 Days Out of Kandahar", people are supporting the troops, their mascots and Operation Baghdad Pups. Watch here
CNN American Morning Interview with Kiran Chetry March 28, 2008 Mark and Cinnamon appeared on CNN and Mark discussed with Kiran the importance of the bond tha servicemembers have with their companion animals in the war zone. Mark shared his experience along with how important Operation Baghdad Pups is in helping bring unit mascots home for the men and women who adopt them and informed Kiran and viewers about how we are donating a portion of proceeds of 44 Days Out of Kandahar to Operation Baghdad Pups.
USA Today Rescued from War: Tales of Puppy Love March 25, 2008 Cinnamon is a mixed-breed dog whose gaze, those who love her say, redefines the term puppy-dog eyes. Navy officer Mark Feffer of Annapolis, Md., fell
in love with Cinnamon during his first few days in Afghanistan. When
Feffer's tour ended, he couldn't bear to leave Cinnamon behind.The mission to bring the animal stateside.....Read More
The Burlington Free Press War's 4-Legged Victims March 25, 2008 Burlington Free Press staff writer, Adam Silverman, profiled Christine's efforts to save Cinnamon, highlighted Cinnamon's journey home and how the frantic search for her has inspired the program Operation Baghdad Pups. Read the full article.
The Washington Post Making a Home for Charlie,
Away From Baghdad's Slums February 15, 2008 Washington Post staff writer, Karin Brulliard, covered
Charlie’s homecoming which included being welcomed by Cinnamon and Mark. In her account of Charlie’s first moments on the ground
in the U.S., she describes the first “Baghdad Pup” as seeming “to be smiling
for the crowd.” Read the full article and check out the photo gallery “An Iraqi Dog Has His Day”
which features pictures of Cinnamon and Mark at Charlie’s arrival at Dulles International Airport and
his first steps on American soil in Washington, D.C. Washington Post Article
Fox 5 News, Washington, DC Stray Dog Adopted By Soldier
Brought to U.S. February 14, 2008 Fox 5 News, serving the television viewers of the
Washington, D.C. region, featured 44 Days Out of Kandahar along with Mark and Cinnamon welcoming home Charlie, the first unit mascot brought to the US by Operation Baghdad Pups. Learn Cinnamonn's story in the video and see how she helped welcome Charlie home. Reporter Stacey Cohan covered Charlie’s arrival at Dulles
International Airport for the local Fox affiliate. Fox 5 News
NBC4 News, Washington, DC SPCA Brings Stray Dogs, Cats
Adopted By Soldiers To U.S. February 14, 2008 NBC4, serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and
Virginia, covered Charlie’s homecoming and SPCA International's Operation
Baghdad Pups program on the 5 P.M. newscast. Included in the story and video are mention of Cinnamon's 'odyssey'.
ABC-7 News, Washington, DC Operation Baghdad Pups February 14, 2008 ABC-7 News, covering the Washington, D.C. area, reported on
Charlie’s Valentine’s Day touchdown on American soil and that he was greeted by Cinnamon and Mark. Reporting from Dulles
International Airport and the ABC newsroom, Natasha Barrett, featured the story
of Operation Baghdad Pups success in bringing Charlie out of Iraq during the 5
P.M. news broadcast.
CBS-9 News, Washington, DC A Dog Named Charlie Comes
Home To America February 14, 2008 9 News Now, the 5 P.M. newscast reaching the District of
Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, covered Charlie’s homecoming, the story of
Operation Baghdad Pups on Valentines Day, Cinnamon's harrowing trip and the International search for her. Journalist Phyllis Armstrong reported
from Dulles International Airport.
Boca Raton News
December 23, 2007 Boca soldier plays pivotal role in rescuing dog from the war zone. Palm Beach Post December 20, 2007 A summary of 44 Days Out of Kandahar was provided and the book was recommended as a holiday gift idea for pet lovers. The Capital July 27, 2006 "War Mascot Finds Safe Haven: Dog makes way from mine
fields of Afghanistan to squirrel hunting grounds". An account of
Cinnamon's incredible 44-day journey home was reported. Read the Article.