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You'll Love Watching These 14 Pets React to Their Owners' Military Homecoming

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Military homecomings — we can’t get enough of them, right? Don’t deny it. You’ve clicked on more than a few posts with words such as “military reunion” or “soldier surprises son” in the title.

I have a soft spot for these sweet moments, too, so no judgement here. Watching families reunite after months or even years apart does some good for the soul.

Pet lovers know that humans aren’t the only ones who need some love after a long period of separation. Our animals need the connection just as much as we do.

It can be hard for the deployed men and women who serve our country to be away from their pets. They may wonder if their faithful furry friends will even recognize them after so much time has passed.

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The Huffington Post published an article in 2015 that explored pets and their feelings.

“Dogs are so good at reading (human) emotions,” Nestlé Purina senior behavior scientist Ragen T.S. McGowan, Ph.D., told Huffington Post.

“They will often pick up on subtle changes in voice intonation associated with affective state and respond accordingly.”

If it’s a question of bonding, Rover noted seven signs you can look for to know whether or not your best friend has truly attached.

Signs include eye contact and seeking out affection. If this is the sure-fire way to know if your pet really loves and knows you, I’d say there’s no doubt these military pets remember their owners.

Watch as these 14 pets (13 dogs and 1 cat) react to seeing their soldier masters again for the first time.

Prepare to have your heart melted.

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I’m not much of a cat person, but even Buddy the cat’s leap into his owner’s arms is adorable. Watching this may have even warmed me up to pets of the feline persuasion.

Which clip was your favorite? My vote is with the Golden Retriever who had to search out his owner beneath the blankets on the couch. If a wagging tail means “I love you,” these pets have said it a hundred times over.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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