Dog happy to see her human companion return after a six-month absence

[Roughly Translated]: I thought I’d never see you again! Ever ever ever!

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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.

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I am so grateful my cat doesn’t do this.

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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.

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“We’ll eat you up we love you so!”

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Well, she’s 15 and fairly deaf at this point, so just the lack of visual is enough.

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.)

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STOP CHOPPING ONIONS IN BOINGBOING!!! I am NOT crying!

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You’re lucky she didn’t find your shoes.

This dog definitely said “I love you”, well, “I wuw woo” to be precise, but he got the point across.

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“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

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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.

Or just “Hey! Hey!”

With meaningful intonations.

OK, I’ll admit it: I’m such a sap sucker for these videos. They always make me tear up.

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Don’t apologize for your empathy. the world would be a much better place if more people shared that trait.

You speak dog quite fluently.

Kind of funny how I keep seeing these “military people come home” videos everywhere. Television in general, commercials, music videos, viral video morning shows, pumped to Reddit frontpages, etc, etc… — Now here on Boing Boing and on Dangerous Minds too.

I like the dog and I understand it’s a cute video, but the jingoistic creep is getting to be a bit … much. There’s plenty of heartfelt videos like this that don’t involve pulling heart strings for those who choose to fight (knowingly or otherwise) for the 0.01 percent to the detriment of everyone else.

Just getting tired of it and sad to see it creeping into every aspect of media offline and online. I’m sure the intent here isn’t to promote joining the military, but I do hope my post helps bring at least a tinge of self-awareness that maybe you’re only contributing to the problem of getting kids to embrace the military-industrial complex with open arms with feel-good military videos.

I know this won’t be a popular post. Go ahead and tear me apart for bringing this up. I just hope others out there see this happening too and feel uncomfortable like I do seeing this creeping into Boing Boing and Dangerous Minds.

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my mom moved out of state with our dog Cafal years ago. after moving them up there it was several years before i visited again. when i finally did, he heard my truck’s engine and demanded to be let out when i was still halfway down the block. damn i miss that dog.

Is it really credible to you that anyone seeing this video would think “shit, I oughta join the Army!”

hearts and minds, dude. that’s the name of the game now. well, that and drones.