A slapdash cat from Kuwait has clicked with a Kentucky soldier, Sergeant Daryl Casey, and given him a sense of home during his deployment.
“ When we first got then, we were just getting settled in and there was a ma cat who was kind of hanging around our area. Not too long after we got in and got settled in, she had gibs, ” saidSgt. Casey who works on copters at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.
One of these gibs chose Daryl. He was named Stanley.
“ One of the particular little gibs, he and I just kind of clicked. He’s seen me coming by and he ’d come running over to me and rub against my legs. I ’d sit down and he ’d jump in my stage. When everybody sees him walking around, they go ‘ Hey there’s Daryl’s cat! ’ They always say, ‘ Hey are you looking for your daddy? He’s right over there! ‘, ” he said.
Stanley had always been there to keep him company when he felt down or homesick.
“ Christmas and Thanksgiving were, for me, really tough. Those are big family gatherings and I was sitting at work feeling kind of blue and notoriety opens the door and then comes Stanley into the office. He kind of looks at me and jumps up in my stage. You can kind of see from those filmland he just kind of lays up beside me like ‘ Hey man, it’s going to be ok. I ’m then ’, ”Sgt. Casey said.
“ We had some catnip mice that people had transferred and those pussycats went crazy for that! ” he said.
Sgt. Casey could n’t stand the study of leaving Stanley before. He reached out for help from Nowzad, a deliverance group which has helped colors get the creatures they espoused from Afghanistan to their home countries.
“ Getting home will be an absolutely joyous event but just to see that little cat’s smiling face when I come in the house, that’s just going to be commodity. I ca n’t stay for it, ”Sgt. Casey said.
“ People say you ’re saving this cat’s life and I ’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me, ”Sgt. Casey said.
Watch the videotape of a Kentucky Soldier Giving Kuwaiti Cat New Home.