Amanda Henderson did not weep when she talked about the items someone took from her home, including the Christmas gifts she had purchased for her 13-year-old son.Now what makes Mala so special, above and beyond the many stolen items?
But she wept when she talked about the 2-year-old family dog, a pit bull named Mala, the thieves had taken along with everything else.
Henderson, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, said that of all the possessions taken, the family pet matters the most.So to recap, these thieves broke into the home of a military family serving our country, took their stuff including the kid's Christmas presents - a kid whose father died just a year ago - and stole the family pet, whose sentimental value can not be measured.
Henderson, 33, said she and her husband, Patrick, purchased Mala in 2008 while the two were stationed in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Mala is special, she said, because within two months of the time they bought her, Patrick was gone.
"He passed away in September 2008," she said. "Because of that, Mala is beyond special to me and my son."
The scumbags did leave two things behind that they brought with them so hopefully that will aid police in their investigation. Beyond that, to quote John Lennon, "Instant karma's gonna get you".