PFC. HAMMER THE CAT Sgt. Rick Bousfield holds Pfc. Hammer, the Iraq-born cat that joined his infantry company in Iraq. The Executive Committee of TheraPet, Inc. voted to award Pfc. Hammer its first Honorary Membership "for services rendered to those serving in Iraqi Freedom." Hammer used to make supply runs with the soldiers serving in the war. While the soldiers kept Hammer safe inside their body armor, Hammer kept the soldiers safe from the mice in the mess hall.