The CIA dropped the Labrador from her training program after she lost interest in detecting explosives, the CIA announced Wednesday. Even when they could motivate her with food and play to search, she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer.
The CIA reckons this normally lasts for maybe one or two days.
According to a news release on the CIA's website, K-9 Lulu was dropped from the CIA's fall 2017 "puppy class" for dogs being trained to detect explosive odors.
Whenever a dog drops out or retires from the K9 program, the handler or their family is given the chance to adopt them.
A few more posts from the agency chronicled Lulu's decline into just being a regular puppy again, which is all we can ever expect of our dogs.
Central Intelligence Agency officials said just like humans, dogs can have good days and bad days when it comes to their training, and sometimes, a general disregard for what they're being taught lasts "a day or two".
One user wrote: 'Dogs are like people...even if someone is able to do a job, doesn't mean they like it or are cut out for it. Thank you, CIA, for having Lulu's best interests at heart'.
The agency described the decision to drop Lulu from the program as "extremely hard". Freed from the intractable ethical dilemma of wanting to succeed in her field, but not wanting to sacrifice her principles, Lulu found peace. She is now enjoying her days, eating her meals out a dog dish instead of having to earn her rewards, romping with her handler's children and sniffing out rabbits and squirrels while playing in the backyard.
But the story does not end on a sad note.
The CIA is announcing Friday the newest addition to the fall 2017 puppy class, with the hopes of a flawless match.