我们. 陆军专家豪, 目前在海外部署的人员, got the surprise of his life when he spotted a little puppy 最近.
The small dog ran through the gate and immediately clung to the soldier, Howe told Paws of War, an animal rescue nonprofit based in New York.
The scared puppy was apparently seeking shelter from the “残忍的” 和 “危险的” conditions of the area outside.
“It was as if he knew me,” the soldier said.
Howe named the puppy Doc and gave him food and water, since he was “very dehydrated and desperately hungry.”
现在, Doc refuses to leave the soldier’s side.
He’s given the whole camp a “much-needed morale boost,” Paws of War shared with Fox News Digital in a statement.
“He walks around his newfound family members, wagging his tail and giving kisses in exchange for a few belly rubs,” 该组织说.
The other soldiers joke around with Howe, calling Doc his “shadow,” since the dog is “constantly behind” 他.
“Wherever I do, he’s right there,” 他说.
“I love having him with me.”
Howe admitted that he and his fellow soldiers “sleep better at night” just having Doc close by.
The soldier promised his pup that he would do “一切 [他] could not to leave him behind” — which would require shipping the puppy home to Kentucky.