24 Life Lessons You Learn From Growing Up With Your Pet

You can slow down now, time.

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9. And that growing up separately doesn't mean growing apart.

Just a month after soldier Donny Eslinger rescued a puppy named Smoke in Afghanistan, he was seriously injured by a mortar strike. But thanks to Eslinger's platoon, who raised thousands to have Smoke flown to Florida, the two were finally reunited five months later.