Government agencies routinely make hiring and firing announcements, but a recent one from the CIA caught Gizmodo's eye.
A Twitter thread revealed the agency has laid off Lulu, a recruit in its K9 training program tasked with detecting explosives. Lulu, described in her CIA profile as being a "hyper and silly" black Lab with an "easygoing sweetness," started "to show signs that she wasn't interested in detecting explosive odors" not long after she started training.
The agency explains that dogs in this program often have an off day (or two), but that trainers can often figure out what's wrong—maybe the pup just needs extra playtime or rest, or there's a minor medical issue—and help the dog bounce back. But for Lulu, it wasn't temporary. "Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself," the agency tweeted, noting they stopped Lulu's training for her physical and mental health.