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Military wives: How do your pets handle it?

DH will be leaving for basic training soon. Our dog is 100% man's best friend while I'm just a buddy. Lol She is very protective of all of us. So I'm kind of worried that when he gets back she may forget who he is, lose that bond, see him as an intruder, and get defensive. (she's big and strong) I also have cats but they don't bark or attack so I'm not too concerned about them. How do your pets handle your military husbands?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Pets

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    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:05 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • She wont forget.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:06 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Dogs remember people. Don't worry.

    Maybe you can figure out how to store some things with his smell on them. Socks in a zip lock bag. Open a new bag every month and let the dog smell the smell to remember. Just an idea.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:13 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • While my husband is not military, my son was. My dogs would always remember him and get SO VERY Happy when he would come home on leave. : )

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • NOPE!!! Animals are just like people... they DONT FORGET. Im a USMC wife, and last yr when my DH deployed, our dog yes, did get sad & moppy... but I had to keep him stimulated &reasured him DH was comming back (animals arent dumb) when DH returned, my protective guard dog was happy as ever and practically would never he his side for the first couple of weeks home... dont worry, your dog wont forget, if ANYTHING... she'll be sad, and miss him.

    Answer by KalieGirl at 6:24 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • i agree w/ kalie. my dh and i are both military and our animals have gotten a little pouty, but never forgotten us.

    Answer by reddforsyth at 12:57 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

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