Sunday salute

Tomorrow we remember those who died in service of our country. Today, though, let’s think about one of the things that can keep deployed service members sane.

Pets at home and the occasional pet adopted while on deployment are a cuddly reminder that life goes on. And they’re adorable, so …

Grrrr! I’m a fearsome weapon!
Image by Camelia Montoy found on Sometimes Cats Herd You.

He protects me and gives me snuggles. Good puppy!
Image found on Pinterest.

OK, I’ve got nothing funny to say for this one; it’s just sweet. Marine Sgt. Frank Praytor feeds “Miss Hap,” whose mom was killed.
Marine archives image found on Flickr.

Soldier, you make a really good pillow.
Image found on Pets for Patriots.

He calls me “Parrot.” I have no idea why.
Image found on Pinterest.

This is much better than the dry corn flakes I was gonna eat!
Image found on BoredPanda.

Oh, you want in my bunker? What’s the password, and do you have tuna?
Image found on io9.

I’m just plain tuckered out! Permission to sleep? Screw it, takin’ a nap.
Image found on BoredPanda.

Yeah, I’m just gonna head down to get you some more mustache wax.
Image found on Stars and Stripes.

Oh, come on, gimme a kiss!
Image found on Pinterest.

I, Captain Fluffypants, do solemnly swear to chase all lasers and catnip toys and to cuddle when it’s least convenient for you.
Image found on BoredPanda.

Daddy, you’re home!!!
Image found on The Daily Buzz.

Later, people … goin’ on patrol!
Image found on BoredPanda.