David Gilkey and the Kitty From Kabul

David Gilkey and the Kitty From KabulThere are cat people, and there are dog people. David Gilkey, the NPR photographer killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, was a dog person, in personality as well as in pet preference. Half of him was pure junkyard dog—gruff, husky, and intimidating with his shaved head, Special Forces beard, and gunfighter’s eyes. He loved crawling through the mud and sleeping in the dirt with Marines. His other half, though, was Labradoodle—soft, sensitive, loyal, and kind of goofy.

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