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Soldier and Cat Save Each Other in Afghanistan


Offbeat  (tags: soldier, cat, survival, Afghanistan, mental health )

Lynn
- 601 days ago - halopets.com
The last thing Sgt. Jesse Knott expected to bring home to the United States from Afghanistan was a cat. But this soldier and an Afghan cat he named Koshka were clearly destined to be together after helping each other survive a dangerous war zone.



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Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:34 am
This is not the cat from the article so don't be surprised.

Some of you have likely seen this article if you did your Freebibble click but I thought it worthy to give it wider exposure.

Too often, we ignore some of the other casualties of war like animals. But this is a short and beautiful story of survival of man and 'beast', although Koshka is hardly a 'beast'. It is a story of courage because aiding Sgt Knott was an Afghan interpreter who got Koshka to Kabul for a flight to the US.

Being a cat mum, I so appreciate the bond of love that brings survival.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1671)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:36 pm
Oh how sweet!!!!!! God Bless Koshka and Sgt. Knott and may they live together in complete bliss forever!! I'll put a hedge of protection around Sgt. Knott so that nothing happens to him....so he will return to Koshka in one happy, healthy piece!!! Thnx so much Lynn!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!
 

Christeen Anderson (538)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:10 pm
This is a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:28 pm
noted,thanks for sharing
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 6:59 pm
Koshka and Knott - true love.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 8:35 pm
Fabulous, a marvellous story of bonding!
 

Rosemary Rannes (640)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:21 pm
Lynn i love this love story complete with hope and inspiration.
Barbcat said it for me, i would only add that angels can also be cats and it appears that this special angel did save Sgt. Knott in many special ways. Amen !
 

Julia R. (292)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:16 am
Beautiful story how a friendship between a man and this cat saved both of them! In the worst environment which is war, these two souls found each other and each gave the other love what brought them through such turmoil and violence! A beautiful, inspiring story full of hope! Just loved it. Thanks Lynn.
 

Connie O. (42)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:59 am
What a touching story. Bless them and thank you for your service.
 

anne s. (23)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:36 am
What a kind heart to nurse the cat to health and how in turn the cat repaid the soldier with comfort, companionship and healing dealing with an impossible war trauma. Kudos to his love and bringing him home.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:00 pm
Beautiful cat. Glad he is now in the US.
 

Joy M. (36)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:13 pm
Beautiful story!! Made my day!!
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:14 pm
noted very exciting!!!!! this is perfect!!!!sooooooooooo beautiful!!!! i just love this story. thnx Lynn
 

Joy McR (137)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:26 pm
NOTED.. I love this beautiful story..Bless them both..
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:44 pm
dobra wiadomość, przynajmniej 1 kot uratowany
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:35 pm
Great story-thanks
 
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