This Dog Really Missed Its American Soldier Owner. Also, Dogs Are Amazing.

Back in late February, I adopted a dog, a golden retriever. (That’s him — Sazerac — in the pic above.) Because he was a little damaged and not very trusting of other humans, I didn’t travel for a few weeks after getting him so he could have some time to adjust and develop some trust in other people besides myself. Eventually, however, I had to go out of town for a few days at some point, and when I returned home he literally leapt up into the air repeatedly when he saw me. He then started running around in circles in my kitchen and then jumped up into my arms, where we fell on the floor together with him licking my face like it were popsicle on a hot summer day. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced joy like that, and I’m not sure I ever will again.

With that said, this video reminded me so much of that moment. Freakin’ dogs, man. They’re the best. Enjoy…

And because I know you all want to see more pics of my dog, here’s one I took yesterday of Saz sleeping…

Happy Friday!