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Afghan Cat Renews Soldier’s Lost Faith and Hope — 8 Comments

  1. Nice to see this story. I hope Sgt Knotts and his Afghan interpreter will both stay safe and Knotts can come home to see his cat friend Koshka.

    • Me too. It makes me think that animal therapy might be employed more at camps in Afghanistan (i.e. Camp Bastion) as a way of trying to reduce post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers which is very prevalent. It would be trying to nip the problem in the bud so to speak. PTSD causes untold misery to thousands of military veterans in the UK and America.

  2. This story isn’t primarily about hope. It’s about love. It’s always about love. When the soldier came to love and care about the cat his love for the cat ultimately saved him as well as saving the cat. Without love you can’t have either faith or hope.

    • Thank you Ruth. I understand that. Love brings hope. We often hear people respond to the question: “What is the most important thing in your life?” They always respond in the same way: “My family” meaning wife/husband and children. I guess that is where the love is. or is most likely to be.

  3. This is a lovely last little story to read before going to bed after a long heavy sort of day. Cats have similarly done things to help me, not quite so extreme but I have the same basic mutual relationship with them because without them I am not sure where I would be – we help eachother equally I believe. Great story. Thanks 🙂

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