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This Soldier Refused To Leave Sick Kitten Behind In Afghanistan
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This Soldier Refused To Leave Sick Kitten Behind In Afghanistan

Christine Weber Bouldin was serving in Afghanistan back in 2008, when a very special little kitten came into her life and changed it for the better. “I’d never seen a cat like that,” the woman told PEOPLE. “I felt so sorry for her. She couldn’t stand up and would flip over.” Turned out the feline had Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), a non-progressive disease that affects motor skills. That’s why the kittie wobbles when he walks. Bouldin named the cat Felix, and fell so in love with her, she decided to do everything to take the kittie back home…

She paid a driver $300 to pick up Felix from their base and transport her to Constable’s pet shelter in Kabul, which was supposed to look after the kittie until Bouldin could fly the cat to the States. “It was a little over an hour to get to our base from Kabul, and you’re always in danger of IEDs …I was worried about her. I didn’t know if I’d see her again— if they wouldn’t allow me to bring her home. I’m pretty sure I cried,” Bouldin remembers.

But everything went fine, and when Bouldin returned home some months later, she paid $2,000 in shipping costs to fly Felix home. “I didn’t even care what I had to pay,” says Bouldin. She believed their connection was worth it.

Today the kittie still lives with Bouldin, her husband, and their male cat Gus in Lakewood, Colorado. Bouldin says that Felix helped her through tough times a lot, and believes the cat is“an angel sent to me from God.”

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Christine Weber Bouldin was serving in Afghanistan back in 2008, wen she met Felix

“I felt so sorry for her. She couldn’t stand up and would flip over”

The feline has Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), a non-progressive disease that affects motor skills

Bouldin fell in love with a wobbling kittie and decided to take her home

She waited months for the cat to be ready to fly to the States, and paid $2,000 in shipping costs

Today the kittie lives with Bouldin, her husband, and their male cat Gus

Bouldin adores Felix and believes the cat is“an angel sent to me from God”

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Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
5 years ago

you've come a long way, kitty.

Fuad Mohammed Ali
Community Member
5 years ago

Ah..how touching. It almost makes up for the murder of hundreds of animals and thousands of innocent civilians, destroyed country, corrupt government, thousands of refugees (God only knows how many of them died on the way or resulted to undignified means to stay alive), continued poverty and lack of progress, not to mention the lost lives of her comrades and thousands of young men recruited (willingly or otherwise) to defend their country from a foreign invasion. Almost...

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Kills people or helps kill people, saves cat...Yes, we need "more people like her in this world".

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
5 years ago

Not all members of the armed forces go and kill people. I'd venture to say, that most people are in support roles. -and not necessarily supporting the ones that kill. For example, when Hungarian soldiers have been deployed to Afghanistan, they were building and renovating schools, hospitals and roads. While I am in no way in support of the forced export of democracy the US and its allies have been doing for decades now, to be so damned salty on a woman saving a cat is a bit too much.

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Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
5 years ago

you've come a long way, kitty.

Fuad Mohammed Ali
Community Member
5 years ago

Ah..how touching. It almost makes up for the murder of hundreds of animals and thousands of innocent civilians, destroyed country, corrupt government, thousands of refugees (God only knows how many of them died on the way or resulted to undignified means to stay alive), continued poverty and lack of progress, not to mention the lost lives of her comrades and thousands of young men recruited (willingly or otherwise) to defend their country from a foreign invasion. Almost...

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Kills people or helps kill people, saves cat...Yes, we need "more people like her in this world".

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
5 years ago

Not all members of the armed forces go and kill people. I'd venture to say, that most people are in support roles. -and not necessarily supporting the ones that kill. For example, when Hungarian soldiers have been deployed to Afghanistan, they were building and renovating schools, hospitals and roads. While I am in no way in support of the forced export of democracy the US and its allies have been doing for decades now, to be so damned salty on a woman saving a cat is a bit too much.

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