Thursday Thirteen #11: Welcome Home

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.
~Edna St Vincent Millay

No, it’s not Huzzy’s homecoming that I’m blogging about today (I wish… but that’ll happen next year). But after yesterday’s tribute to those who have served, today’s Thursday Thirteen is about the homecomings of those Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen.  More specifically, about the homecomings to their best friends… the dogs in their life.

When Huzzy comes home, I had planned on videotaping him coming into the house (wherever the heck we are) and watching the dogs’ reactions to him.  I know it’ll be video-worthy.

It’s time for the Thursday Thirteen again. If you have a Thursday Thirteen of your own, leave your website in the comments section and I’ll try my darndest to visit it 🙂

So here are 13 videos (there are several in the last one, so that adds up to 13 or so). I found these at the Mental_Floss blog. Warning: you might want to grab a tissue.

Gracie welcomes her daddy home from Afghanistan. The wife saying that she’s going to cry actually made the tears flow for me.

Buddy welcomes his owner home after seven months. This cracks me up because the dog is so darn excited that he just can’t stand still enough for his owner to pick him up.

These are the weirdest sounds I’ve heard from dogs. It sounds so incredibly human.

4. Click here for a video I’ve seen so many times, yet it’s so worth it each time (not a YouTube, so I can’t imbed it into this blog). It’s two dogs greeting their owner after 14 months in Iraq.

You gotta love Basset Hounds! Reggie welcomes his person back from Afghanistan.

Rocky greets his favorite Soldier.

Tiny dogs greet their person after a month away for training.

Boxer greets his owner. A bit timid at first, but the enthusiasm grows!

Doxies greet their Sailor after an eight month deployment to Kuwait.

This soldier nearly becomes his dogs’ human hurdle!

Tired of seeing dogs greet their owners? (yeah, neither am I, but that’s all I have!).  Check out these heartwarming reunions of our military members surprising their children with their homecoming. If you haven’t cried yet… get ready to!



4 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #11: Welcome Home

  1. For #3 that is what beagles sound like when they get excited! That is what our dog sounds like when we have left her overnight.

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