|Pen Farthing, a former sergeant in
the Royal Marines, is reuniting soldiers with the stray dogs they
befriended while serving in Afghanistan. Farthing's nonprofit, Nowzad
Dogs, has helped more than 700 soldiers from eight countries.|
(CNN) -- Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan
for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.
"We'd spend hours not sleeping, and rushing to eat meals, and staying on guard," said Caba, 26.
When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed.
"You walk in, and the
dogs are wagging their tails, jumping on your legs and so excited to see
you," Caba said. "You forget that you're halfway across the world, in a
desert, with hostile things going on."
Puppies are good medicine.ReplyDelete