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A cat and a soldier find each other in Afghanistan
kboi2.com ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | Dan Cassuto

Posted on 03/23/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by Daffynition

OREGON CITY, Ore. – A soldier from Oregon City and a feral cat from Afghanistan might be one of the world’s best pairs. They both saved each other’s lives, although the soldier is probably the only one who will admit that.

Sgt. Jesse Knott met the stray cat while in one of the roughest, most dangerous places on earth. He was stationed at an Army base in southern Afghanistan when he noticed the feline roaming around the rugged base.

He was a handsome cat, but had open wounds – deep cuts and blood.

“I remember he came limping out from one of the barriers. We had these giant concrete barriers to protect us from mortar attacks,” Knott said. “I saw a blood trail behind him as he was limping.”

Knott suspected the cat was abused by people in the area so one day he snuck the animal into his office on the base and locked the door.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: afcatistan; kitties; kitty; kittyping

1 posted on 03/23/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Slings and Arrows

2 posted on 03/23/2013 2:07:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Awwww....

Both of them are handsome and lucky.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 2:11:44 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; Slings and Arrows

:)=^..^=

Handsome cat. Excellent job armed forces gentleman, thank-you for both your service to this country and animal rescue. :)=^..^=

PING this one over to Slings and Arrows. :)=^..^=


4 posted on 03/23/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Daffynition

What a wonderful story for a Caturday! Thank you for posting it.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Monkey Face; Anoreth

Soldier and kitteh ping!


6 posted on 03/23/2013 2:25:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Why should I get Valium when wine comes in 5-liter boxes?)
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To: Tax-chick; Slings and Arrows

What a wonderful story!

I love dat kitteh!

And God bless them both for being in such a nasty place in such a horrible time, and under such impossible conditions.

God KNOWS who needs what, where and when, and this is a perfect example of it!

(I love when a plan comes together!)


7 posted on 03/23/2013 2:30:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. ~ Ben Franklin)
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To: Daffynition

Great, great, great story. Angels don’t always have wings and a halo...sometimes they have fur and a tail. That’s how I feel about mine, and Koshka is of a similar ‘breed’.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 2:36:08 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Gefn

You’re very welcome...a needed respite from all the gloom and doom.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 2:42:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Biggirl

Cat karma in order. :)


10 posted on 03/23/2013 2:43:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: LostInBayport

Purrzactly! >^..^<


11 posted on 03/23/2013 2:45:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Awesome, thanks.


12 posted on 03/23/2013 3:02:07 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for posting. Great story. Sent to my wife and kids who are big cat lovers (me too). Also sent to my sister because my nephew may be headed to Afghanistan soon.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 3:04:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Daffynition; NoGrayZone

14 posted on 03/23/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Daffynition

Awww! I LOVE Tabbies.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 3:48:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Daffynition

Does anyone understand the gut level hatred so many men seem to have for cats? Some me will go out of their way to be mean to a cat.

I don’t get it.


16 posted on 03/23/2013 5:18:02 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

They are bad people, IMHO. A person’s true nature is revealed by how they treat cats and dogs.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

The righteous care for the needs of their animals... Proverbs 12:10


18 posted on 03/23/2013 6:03:19 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Sequoyah101
I don't either. Must have something to do with brain chemistry.


19 posted on 03/23/2013 6:37:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: KC_Lion

I love that image!


20 posted on 03/23/2013 6:38:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Sequoyah101
Does anyone understand the gut level hatred so many men seem to have for cats? Some me will go out of their way to be mean to a cat.

Former Marine (male) here- some of my best friends are cats. I have a 'special needs' kitty that I got from the pound some years ago conked out in the living room at the moment. Most of my male friends are fond of cats in particular, or like animals generally.

21 posted on 03/23/2013 7:30:36 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
They are bad people, IMHO. A person’s true nature is revealed by how they treat cats and dogs.

Or people that they don't HAVE to be nice to, like waitstaff or subordinates at work.

22 posted on 03/23/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Biggirl; Monkey Face; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

23 posted on 03/23/2013 9:05:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sequoyah101
I suspect old Sigmund Freud knew or would have had an opinion. He had some deep insights into the weird hatreds and fears people sometimes had.
24 posted on 03/23/2013 9:43:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Daffynition

You are absolutely right. My cat keeps me sane and when things get really bad I have a guilty pleasure ; a subscription to Mad Magazine


25 posted on 03/24/2013 6:43:49 AM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Sequoyah101

“Does anyone understand the gut level hatred so many men seem to have for cats?”

They are insecure of their own manhood - threatened by the independance of a cat, something they can never control.

That and their own small testicles....


26 posted on 03/24/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Daffynition
"If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat."

-Robert A. Heinlein

27 posted on 03/24/2013 10:48:51 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Riley

Former Marine (male) here- some of my best friends are cats
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Navy here and I feel same inre cats...and same as with friends.
I think people who would tend to be control freaks or bullies in general don’t like cats because the independence of the cat ‘challenges’ their manhood etc....


28 posted on 03/24/2013 11:00:03 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Sequoyah101; KC_Lion; A_perfect_lady; Psalm 73; xrmusn; Pining_4_TX
#27

"If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat." -Robert A. Heinlein


29 posted on 03/24/2013 4:25:39 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

“If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.” -Robert A. Heinlein
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There is nothing wrong with a cat once he/she finds out who is the boss.

You should admit he/she is in charge as soon as possible, as it will save a lot of ‘playful nips and scratches’.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 4:40:29 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: xrmusn
Lots of wisdom in what you speak. :)


31 posted on 03/24/2013 4:52:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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