We have seen countless videos of soldiers returning home and being reunited with their families and friends. They are all very emotional and each one different from the last, but all are great to watch. Sometimes we forget about the impact that kind of absence can have on a family pet, especially if the pet is very close to the one who is gone. Case in point, Gary had been stationed overseas for six months and away from his best girl, his dog Bugaboo. When Gary got home, he opened the door and immediately called for "Buggy" and she came running. She jumped into Gary's arms and was overcome with emotion and pure joy. Bugaboo's happiness and cries are music for the soul.

Don't underestimate a dog's love for his or her family...they love us more than we know. Thank you "Buggy", we needed that.