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Heartwarming Video: Man's Best Friend Reunites With Military Dad

military families, emmitt thunderpaws, armed services, family pets, dogs and owners

There's nothing like a hug from man's best friend!

Anyone who has ever loved a dog understands the bond between a human and their pup. It’s unbreakable and unconditional. Even if the owner is away for months, they will never forget them.

My black lab pup goes completely crazy when I come home, even if I’m only gone 15 minutes. She jumps up on me and hugs me with both paws around my neck. I honestly get a better greeting from her than my kids!

So when I saw the video of a military service member reuniting with his dog after being away on duty for over nine months, I couldn’t help but think of my puppy. She does everything the dog, Emmitt Thunderpaws did to his owner, except she is half the size of Emmitt. A Great Dane, Emmitt is as tall as his dad when standing on two legs, and is thoroughly excited at seeing his beloved owner again.

The video comes courtesy of Welcome Home Blog, coined the #1 site for military homecomings. They celebrate families reuniting after returning from deployment, and finally coming back home to their family and friends. While the site mostly focuses on human reunions, there is no doubt that Emmitt and his owner are family.

Pets are so much more than just a live creature that shares your home. They are part of us. I couldn’t imagine our family without our pets.

Do you have pets? Do you consider them part of your family?


With a little love and care, family pets can be part of the family!


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