#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, July 18th, 2013 17:11
#2 By: Nick Gold, July 18th, 2013 17:25
If that's not evidence that animals can "love" then I don't know what is. Very very touching.
#3 By: TheNewsIsBroken, July 18th, 2013 17:32
My dog would have just pee'd all over me. I guess that's love of some sort.
#4 By: Mike Stevens, July 18th, 2013 17:55
Ah man, that's cute.
When we go out for even half an hour, our little dachshund makes a sound like we're in the middle of torturing her, it's freaky as hell. Because she's actually quite visibly excited to see us, jumping around and licking and all that, but the whining and wailing... we find it very cute, but I'm quite sure our neighbours think we're gutting her.
#5 By: technogeek, July 18th, 2013 17:56
... and she's going to tell you all about it.
#6 By: Mike Robinson, July 18th, 2013 18:01
thought I'd never see you again! Ever ever ever!
#7 By: rocketpj, July 18th, 2013 18:04
I'm currently dogsitting my parents' 15 year old lab for a week while they are away. I'm also using a truck of theirs for some yard work. Every time I pull into the driveway with the truck she absolutely breaks down - the same kind of yelping and agonized 'where have you been?'. It breaks my heart to tell her it's just me, enough do that I've started parking the truck down the street a little.
#8 By: Boundegar, July 18th, 2013 18:15
I am so grateful my cat doesn't do this.
#9 By: Sam Paul, July 18th, 2013 18:24
That's probably even worse they can hear the truck a mile away. Now, they're wondering why their owners have abandoned them and moved a few blocks away and left them alone.
#10 By: Vinnie Tesla, July 18th, 2013 18:25
"We'll eat you up we love you so!"
#11 By: rocketpj, July 18th, 2013 18:59
Well, she's 15 and fairly deaf at this point, so just the lack of visual is enough.
#12 By: Matt_Brauer, July 18th, 2013 19:30
When I returned once after a long absence, my cat looked at me and walked over to where my cds (NOT my housemate's cd) were and, looking at me the entire time, squatted and peed on them.
If that's not evidence animals can be vindictive jerks, then I don't know what is.
(We made up shortly after incident, though.)
#13 By: WotansWoodcraft, July 18th, 2013 19:33
STOP CHOPPING ONIONS IN BOINGBOING!!!!! I am NOT crying!
#14 By: Sam Paul, July 18th, 2013 19:34
You're lucky she didn't find your shoes.
#15 By: rattypilgrim, July 18th, 2013 21:34
This dog definitely said "I love you", well, "I wuw woo" to be precise, but he got the point across.
#16 By: Dennis Armstrong, July 18th, 2013 21:39
"You're back!.. You're back!" @0:28
"I love you!.. I love you!" @0:53, @1:32
[Did you miss me?] "Yeesssss!" @1:04
#17 By: rattypilgrim, July 18th, 2013 21:55
Good ear! I wonder if there are say, videos of people returning to their dogs in France after a long absence and if it is possible to hear some semblance of the language in the dogs' exuberant greetings.
#18 By: millie fink, July 18th, 2013 23:02
#19 By: Edith_Howe_Byrne, July 19th, 2013 01:03
OK, I'll admit it: I'm such a sap sucker for these videos. They always make me tear up.
#21 By: rattypilgrim, July 19th, 2013 01:33
Don't apologize for your empathy. the world would be a much better place if more people shared that trait.
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