I've seen quite a few videos and news stories when a Soldier, Airman, Seaman or Marine surprise their kids, wives or parents when they come back from being deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, and while almost all of those kind of stories will have me crying like a three year old at bedtime, these video clips put a huge lump in my throat. Tell me what you think.
Don't ever try and tell me that animals especially dogs and cats, don't have feelings. It is very clear that these pets dearly love their owners and missed them greatly. If a dog could talk he'd say, "where have you been? do you know how many years you've been gone? I know you say one year, but that's seven in dog years".