Because I am vicious and cruel, that’s why.

That’s why this story. Because I enjoy doing this sort of thing to my readers.

Afghan Dogs Reunited With U.S. Soldiers Returning From Deployment

0_61_020809_dogpile1 A U.S. soldier returning to Fayetteville, N.C., from Afghanistan got a surprise welcome from two dogs he saved from starvation while stationed in the war-torn country., a FOX affiliate in Raleigh, reports that a charity animal-rescue program run by Internet search engine reunited Staff Sgt. Daniel Barker with two dogs reportedly rescued by Barker and his fellow soldier, Adam Krause, during their 2008 deployment to Afghanistan.

Barker and Krause found the malnourished puppies abandoned on the streets of Afghanistan and brought them back to their military base, where they named them Jack and Emma, the station reports.

(Via Fark; see also The soldiers contacted, a web search company that donates part of its revenues to the SPCA: they made the rather complicated arrangements to bring the dogs to America, and now they’re here.  And if you’re enough of a dog person that this gives you the happy sniffles, then don’t watch this.  Or this.

Yeah, I’m a bit of a sadist.  It’s a hobby.