But Lulu, the CIA announced Wednesday in a series of tweets, was really not into it.
Can’t we all relate? Sure, Lulu’s assignment was a matter of life and death. But becoming a canine Carrie Mathison involved more mundane study, like peering into metal canisters and exploring concrete blocks.
Training also involved extra treats, pats and fun, the agency noted, because sometimes even aspiring hero dogs need additional motivation.
Still, Lulu seemed to know she wasn’t living her best life. The agency, to its credit, honored her wish to be true to herself.
Perhaps she knew something the other puppies in her class did not — that flunking out might bring its own rewards. Lulu, it appears, is now supporting the CIA from the soft, carpeted sidelines of a living room.
She’s still a very good dog.