|Lulu is now a labrador of leisure.|
Lulu the labrador's handler had high hopes of her becoming the CIA's latest bomb-sniffing talent, but it was not meant to be.
It started out well, according to a "pupdate" on the CIA's website, but soon started to go downhill.
A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she simply "wasn't interested in detecting explosive odours", the blog post said.
Lulu's bomb-sniffing career was not meant to be. Pic: CIA Twitter
"Lulu was no longer interested in searching for explosives," the post said.
The post went on to say that the mental and physical wellbeing of the sniffer dogs is the CIA's priority, so they "made the extremely difficult decision to do what's best for Lulu and drop her from the programme".
But it is not all bad news, as handlers have the option to adopt dogs who are dropped.
Lulu now has a new home, and spends her days chasing rabbits and squirrels in the garden - much less stressful.
Lulu now lives with her handler and another dog. Pic: CIA Twitter
It is not clear whether Lulu simply wasn't up to the challenge of sniffing out bombs, or whether it was all part of a cunning plan to never have to go to work.
Either way, she's happy, and so is her handler - and the CIA can now focus on its top dogs.