Awww: Dog welcomes home soldier from deployment

This is another heartening moment where a labrador retriever, Bella, is so happy to see her soldier (via Welcome Home Blog):

Consider this your open thread for today.

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  • poljunkie

    Love it!

    My dogs heard the comotion and came running in!

  • Arrrggghhh

    We watch this and our eyes start watering. Obama watches this and his mouth starts watering.

    • LOL! 🙂

    • Sober_Thinking

      Okay… that was so wrong… but so brilliant!!! I’m ashamed that I laughed at that.

      Good one.

      • Nukeman60

        I was ashamed for laughing too, but at least I laughed first, before I could stop myself. It was spontaneous, much like Obama’s lies – unable to control them. 🙂

      • tvlgds

        Nomme. I dont’ feel bad at all.

    • Romney walks the dog.
      Obama woks the dog.

    • tvlgds

      LOL! I almost bounced my laptop onto the floor I was laughing so hard reading that!

  • Dukehoopsfan

    I’m not sure which one gets my eyes watering more … the unconditional love of a dog or the sight of a service member coming home from overseas.

  • My happy for the day!! Welcome home.

  • Welcome home soldier! That video is a delight to watch. Thanks for posting it Scoops.

  • Rshill7

    This above is heartwarming too. Going around. I really like it.

    • That is just great! Thanks for sharing.

    • 4Hoppes2

      Rshill, that was just great, thank-you. You are a treasure.

    • poljunkie

      That was awesome.

      And the one below it was great as well.

      • I didn’t realize there was another one. So I went back and took a look. You’re right, it is a great one too.

    • keyesforpres


    • tvlgds

      That is awesome!!! I sent it around. Thanks!

  • poljunkie

    Speaking of dogs, I saw this on the Telegraphs website.

    If you click on the giant plus sign ( it will appear to the right) it will advance to further portraits. They are all so cute!

  • Sober_Thinking

    These are always sweet.

    I grew up with dogs around the house and now have cats (one of them thinks she’s a dog). Dogs have so many “human” qualities and are usually loyal to a fault. These videos warm my heart.

  • JohnOfPhiladelphia

    If this is an open thread, I think others might like to see this more than heartwarming story of Emma:

    I came across it on Jordan Harris’s Telegraph blog entry on the possibilities of 3d printing:

    Enjoy. And don’t weep too much.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      This is amazing; my brother and one of my sisters were born with arthrogryposis. They had many corrective surgeries to make them relatively ambulatory but my brother has severe scoliosis now at age 61 and losing his mobility and health. Not enough lung capacity for anesthesia now.

      I’ve imagined a fix something like this and have done a lot of Google searches but never came up with this. Thanks, JoPA.

      • JohnOfPhiladelphia

        Glad to be of help even in the most coincidental of manners.

        God Bless, RCJC

  • JohnOfPhiladelphia

    PS Great vid. Those creatures are awe-inspiring. Certainly more endearing than ‘President’ you-know-who!

  • Joe

    Keyboard # 7 in the trash

    (Please stop this )-


  • Open thread. Does anyone know the results of the O’Reilly poll asking “Would it be better for the country if a third political party rises up?” He said last Friday (or Thur.) that he’d give the result on Monday. I missed last night’s show and the results aren’t posted on his website either.

    • JohnOfPhiladelphia

      Hey WW09. I really don’t know the answer to your question. But, if we’re speaking of third parties, then this interview showcases one of its most prodigious and articulate proponents at his best.

      The clip is part 1 of 2 and I’d recommend watching the second clip also, which should come up automatically after the first clip is done as it is part of a youtube playlist.

      I also recommend starting your viewing of clip 1 at 01:40 minutes and cease it at 26: 59 mins, as that is where the action really commences and ends.

      You may ultimately disagree with the content but I thought you might nonetheless like to have a look.



      • Thanks for that John, I’ll have a watch now. 🙂

  • Cats do the same, albeit in a less dramatic way. Such a lovely video. What a sweet dog.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Gotta have at lease one of each. The Garfield comic strip nailed cats – they’re way understated, so many people fail to connect with ’em.

      Animals show us how to live life honestly and then die gracefully.

      • tvlgds

        Speaking of nailing cats–this guy knows cats. I’m posting my favorite, but if you go to “films” they’re all great! Also a couple of books that are hysterical.

  • Loonmagnet

    What a sweet girl.

  • ZM71

    Dogs are awesome, thanks for sharing.

    OT- Obama visited Ohio State again today. When he came two years ago campus basically came to a stop due to people going to see him and it was nearly impossible walk across campus in less than 45-60min (usually takes about 20). Today though the difference amazed me, most students seemed to not know or at least not care that he was here and the overwhelming majority of people talking about it were complaining about him blocking traffic. As a friend of mine put on facebook: “dude obama go home no one likes you”

  • Love these videos!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Wouldn’t it be great if everyone was that thrilled/excited to see our returning warriors? I think it would!!!!

    • That’s the way it should be. Unfortunately, there exists Liberals.

  • wodiej

    love it.

  • I love seeing these vids. Just makes you feel good all over….sorta like the dog :-))

  • Dogs are like children!

    • DebbyX

      Yeah, without the tuition!

      • tvlgds

        And if they get pregnant you can give their kids away! 🙂

  • DebbyX

    I love when dogs try to give a <<<>>>

  • Nukeman60

    Thomas Sowell put out a great article today showing the difference between individual issues in this election and the true future of America.

    Some excerpts:

    (America) is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration as it tries to deal with particular issues.

    When a president can ignore the plain language of duly passed laws, and substitute his own executive orders, then we no longer have “a government of laws, and not of men” but a president ruling by decree, like the dictator in some banana republic.

    …freedom is seldom lost all at once. It is usually eroded away, bit by bit, until it is gone. You may not notice a gradual erosion while it is going on, but you may be shocked to discover one day that it is all gone, that we have been reduced from citizens to subjects, and the Constitution has become just a meaningless piece of paper.

    Obama knows that, if he gets reelected, he no longer needs to worry about what the voters think about anything he does.

    This is an excellent article – one that explains, in plain language, why we must defeat Obama, at all costs. We should all heed the warning.

  • shagstar

    it’s a damn shame our gubberment doesn’t treat them like that.

  • 12grace

    Really sweet. smile

  • Now that is unconditional love… Our pets mean the world to us, and there is not a day that goes by where we not hugging and embracing them.