Yesterday was Patriot Day, and to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those who have fought to keep our country safe, I wanted to do a little post to show my gratitude, and say ‘Thank You’ for everything you’ve done for Bubbs and I. We are so thankful to have the freedom to do and say what we wish on our blog and in our personal and daily life. I’d like to share with you my military family, active members who do their part to keep my freedom alive.
Thanks, guys! Bubbs & I love you, miss you, and hope everything is going well! We salute you!
This is my soon-to-be Sister-in-Law Kelly, her husband Scott, and their lovable lab/border collie, Bear (Not pictured: Bella the Cat). They just recently moved to Oklahoma so Scott could finish his Officer training and begin his military career in the U.S. Army. I miss them dearly and wish we could live closer to each other!
And, this is my cousin Mark, his wife Monica, and Ollie and Sadie the Weinas (Not pictured: Abbie, their beautiful daughter). I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Monica or these two gorgeous dogs in person, but I follow her blog, Adventures of M-Squared, and never miss a post. They currently reside in Italy where Mark is in the U.S. Air Force and is gone for weeks and months at a time. Monica is a stay-at-home-mom to their daughter Abbie and all the fur-kids. She’s an amazing mom, and her blog is full of amazing photos of their life thus far!
These two families are Active military who are very close to my heart, and I wanted to share them with you because I came across a little video the other day that inspired me to write this post. This video immediately made me think of Scott & Kelly, and Mark & Monica, and their dogs. It also brought me to tears as I watched. I was happy, sad, and filled with emotions as I thought of how this happens in their lives, but also everyday all over the country at the homes of all military families with canines.
This little video pulls at my heartstrings…
If you don’t have tears in your eyes…
If you liked this video, check out these other dogs greeting their soldier dads after being gone for long periods of time: R & R Welcome, Dog Hugs A Soldier Coming Home!, and a Dachshund Homecoming. Each one brought tears to my eyes, and makes me so thankful that Lowell is here with me everyday, and that we have these amazingly strong men and women who fight for us, our freedom, and our country, and also the wives, husbands, children, and pets who support them.
To all of our military families out there, a big ‘Thank You’ from me, and kisses from Bubbs for all that you do.
We’ll Never Forget.