I have a friend who is looking to find a short sci-fi story called "Sarge." The story I am looking for starts off as a letter or message to his adversaries. It is first person from the dog's point of view. He is a hybrid dog or a cyborg dog. He explains in the letter how he was tasked by his recently late owner/ handler to protect a little girl. I am pretty sure the whole story is this message or letter to whom ever is trying to harm the little girl. It was published in a collection of short stories sometime in the 70s or 80s. Can anyone help?

  • So you're looking for the collection that the story is in?
    – Null
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 22:06
  • I'm specifically looking for the story, but if I can at least get the title of the collection, I can go out and buy it. I just contacted my friend and I am adding new information above. Commented Apr 9, 2015 at 12:18

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"Sergeant Chip" - 2004 - Bradley Denton

The story is told from the point of view of Chip, a specially trained military dog that has been implanted with a microchip that allows him to communicate with his trainer, Captain Dial. The two of them put on many military demonstrations until they are called to active duty in the war. In the war they are caught in an unexpected ambush and eventually come to realize who the "real" enemy is.


Wayback Machine retrieval from author website of full text

  • This is it!!! Thank you soo soo much!!I was pulling my hair out trying to find it!! Commented Apr 12, 2015 at 22:47

There was a query about a ghostly dog named Sarge where they received the answer of Ghost Stories by J.M.R Meagher, published in 1983 Could that be your book?

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Google Books confirms it has a story named Sarge.

  • Yes, not "sci-fi", but in case they're confused. :)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 22:27
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    Thanks for looking guys! It's not about a ghost or d/s romance ;) I appreciate the effort though!! Commented Apr 9, 2015 at 12:23

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