Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Furry Welcoming Committees.

Via Andrew Sullivan's blog, I stumbled across the sweetest posting on Mental Floss today: videos of dogs welcoming their soldiers home. I highly recommend watching them-- and bring tissues.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/40324

I have nothing else to say about this, except that I'm really happy these people recorded the dogs' reactions. Now, can I have a Kleenex, please?

As an aside, when I was in fifth or sixth grade, one of my classmates brothers came home from Iraq (Desert Storm) and they had him come in and surprise her and her younger sister while we were in mandatory choir class. I remember her pouncing on him in pure joy... and then our teacher made us get back to singing. I had to be a lot older to really understand what I'd seen. I appreciate it far more now than just the 20-minute respite it gave us from stupid rehearsals. Hopefully the kids' classmates will one day feel the same way.

3 comments:

Mr. Puggle said...

when I was in fifth or sixth grade, one of my classmates brothers came home from Iraq (Desert Storm)
***********eeeee gad! I was in desert storm. uhg, 5th grade huh? i couldn't watch the video. i love the military and dogs, have a son in the service, and just came from a wake. figured it would put me over the edge.

5th grade. really?

Alice's Human Female said...

Checking on the date, I was in sixth grade... or maybe I was older and just visiting a sixth grade class? Does that help? :)

Ariel said...

*tears* Human Granny thanks you for posting this. It made her cry. Her two cousins are home finally from a long stay in Iraq...<3
Licks and Wags, Ariel <3