"It’s always strange to realize just how much we spend on things that we don’t consider regular, heavy expenses. American pet care is a $50 billion dollar industry and growing. As infrequently as vet visits seem to come up for my family, the bill for most any procedure is at least $200. Pets are a part of the family, and I’m certainly not one to cut corners, but some of our spending is very unnecessary."
"In horrible times of wars, you probably wonder what keeps soldiers from going crazy. Letters and calls from loved ones, you might say, right? But you know something that’s really effective? Little furry, cutesy-wutesy pets. They say that dogs make you live a happier and longer life, while cats keep your blood pressure down.
I think that is exactly what soldiers need after being in a battle field for the whole day. Pets are fun and loving. They make the time pass in happiness; they make you forget about the problems you have. They are little miracle workers. Here is a selection of photos in which soldiers are either playing or petting a furry friend. It’s a contrast between brutality and softness. It’s great to see the bonding between soldiers and pets; it’s like they’re taking good care of each other."
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