The K9 Crew was very happy when I arrived home yesterday afternoon, and they have their own way of celebrating! They barely greeted me before they began running around with glee – especially our senior Cricket. She ran around like a puppy, grabbing toys, and trying to get her brother Luke to play with her. I could barely get any photos that were anything more than just two blurs.
There were also lots of kisses and head rubs (Cricket loves to rub her head on me, claiming me as her own); it was so good to get home to their love. I could tell also that kitty Samantha was happy to hear my voice, and she got lots of snuggles too. Later when I unloaded the car, Luke and Cricket had to come help and of course, check out the swag bag I brought home from the conference!
I’m still catching my breath, and will be working on getting caught up on a lot in the next few days. Stay tuned for a thorough review of the fun I had at the BlogPaws pet blogger conference, photos of how much the chicks grew while I was gone, and much more. We have a lot of exciting things planned for the upcoming weeks (including more than one giveaway!)
It’s so good to be home.
How do your pets celebrate when you come back from a long trip?
2 Brown Dawgs says
It is nice to go away, but also nice to come home.
Miss Harper Lee says
Luke’s head practically disappeared in the swag bag! Our younger Golden, Tallulah, actually figured out how to unzip the bag (can you say “Treat Motivated”?), so now it’s resting on top of the dryer until I have time to go through it. So sorry we didn’t get to meet each other at the conference. I saw you from afar one day, and then you were off. So happy you made it home safely. I know the entire family was thrilled to have you back!
He actually did get his head even further down in there, but that photo came out blurry. 🙂 Isn’t that Tallulah a clever one! I couldn’t even zip my bag, it was so full.
I don’t think I knew you were going to be there, and I’m also sorry we didn’t get to meet! It’s so crazy with so many people there, and I think it’s impossible to get to everyone and do everything that we want to. We’ll have to plan it out for next time! 🙂
Jodi Stone says
I just love the reactions. I think that will be my Sunday post, because it was so precious.
I wonder what they are thinking by grabbing the toys and doing the zoomies? Delilah does that a lot when the dog dad comes home. Sometimes she is just holding the stuffed toy, while other times she’s a zoom-aholic. No clue.
I think it’s just their way of expressing happiness? My sister’s late dog Bear used to grab a shoe whenever anyone came in the door. He’d just carry it around, wiggling like a fool. Sheba did that occasionally, but not too often. Luke was kind of the same way…he had a ball when I came in and was wiggling with it. 🙂
Wagging tail, head buts, and excitement is a great way to be welcomed home.
It sure is! I couldn’t imagine it any other way. 🙂
There’s nothing like the joy of your dogs welcoming you home!
Welcome home, glad you’re safe! 🙂
Glad you made it home safely.
The Island Cats says
We’re glad you’re home…and everyone is happy to see you. We greeted the mom at the door and then we wanted all the swag she brought with her. 😉
At least you said hi first…MOL. I’ve been withholding the swag, much to the crew’s dismay! I still need to sort through it all, I had to unpack, etc., and gave the Dadz his souvenirs (since he worked so hard while I was gone) so just haven’t gotten to that yet! I promised them I’d do it tomorrow though. 🙂
M. K. Clinton says
I am so glad that you had a great time and a wonderful homecoming. I missed seeing everyone and especially missed ALL THAT SWAG!
Thank you, Melissa, I sure missed seeing you there! Stay tuned…we might be giving away some of our swag! 🙂
Between the bag itself, and then all the stuff I added to it after visiting the vendors, I couldn’t even zip up my bag (thank goodness we drove and didn’t have to figure out how to get that home!).
What a nice welcoming committee!
They are the best!!
Brian Frum says
There was a whole lot of happy here too! It was so nice to meet you at BlogPaws!!!
Likewise! I’m glad we got a chance to chat! Looking forward to seeing you at future conferences. I bet the Mom was happy to see you home too, for a little help with those meds. 🙂
Oh I bet the furkids jumped with joy that you are back… and even with a BIG swag bag….your two noseworker pro’s will discover the bestest things within a second I bet :o)
They sure know how to put those noses to work! 🙂
Ha ha! Lucky you!
Honey is a crazy greeter with strangers but really calm with us. When we got back from a month in Panama, she didn’t act any differently than if we had just gone to the store for a few hours.
Good thing I’m not easily hurt. 🙂
I remember reading that about Honey! They actually weren’t quite how I thought they would be…I thought Luke would jump on me more, but they held back a little. My hubby said “They’re so excited, they don’t even know what to do with themselves!”. After they had their fun time, they gave me more attention though. 🙂
I also expected Luke to possibly get snarky with his sister, because he can be jealous. But he was great, and my hubby said that they had been playing together a lot while I was gone. I think they are getting closer now that Sheba is gone, and I’m glad for that; because I worried about what their relationship might be without her.
Caren Gittleman says
love that they were all so excited for your return!! A few years ago I posted Dakota’s reaction when I came home from (either BlogPaws or BarkWorld don’t remember which it was), it was priceless! So happy you had a blast! I enjoyed your updates on social!
Thank you, Caren! I should have taken some video of them, but I was just so darn tired after all the traveling by that point! 🙂
I’ve never left Rye before, so I have no idea how she’ll react when I leave her the first time–but Barley just hops up and down like a kangaroo. Looks like you brought home all kinds of great stuff for the crew to check out 🙂 Glad you made it home safely–I know all of the pets were happy to see you!
It was a loooong drive back, not nearly as much fun as the drive down. When you’re coming home, you just want to get there!
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
The best part of being away from home is getting back home!! The reunions with our loved ones make it all worthwhile! I remember – with bittersweet fondness – all the times I had to leave Callie and Shadow with hubby while I went on business trips and the sweet reunions when I got home. Hard to believe that was nine years ago.
I love all the pix, but especially the one of Luke play-bowing at Cricket with her tail in his mouth. Too cute!
It’s actually unusual for them to play that way together, so it was such fun to see! But I’m still glad I only go away 2-3 times/year and very rarely for more than one or two nights. 🙂
Two French Bulldogs says
Oh Cricket it’s so exciting seeing momma again. Look at all that loot!
Lily & Edward
Monika & Sam says
What a joyful return. Looks like you got some great stuff! The ranch dogs act similarly to your, bouncing around like pogo sticks and follow me EVERYWHERE. Heaven forbid they let me out of their sight for one second!
Luke looks concerned every time I go out the door now. I think he’s worried I won’t come back for 10 days again (as if)!
Monika & Sam says
Oh yes, I know that MO all too well. Hopefully life as he believes is normal will return soon and his anxiety will diminish. Good luck using the bathroom by yourself. ????
I rarely get to do that anyway. That was the oddest thing when on vacation….always using the bathroom by myself. 🙂
Monika & Sam says
Gasp! You mean people actually do that? ????
Roby Sweet says
That shot of Luke with his head in the bag is great! There was a lot of excitement and running in circles when we got home too 🙂
There’s nothing better than an exuberant homecoming greeting, is there? 🙂
Sand spring Chesapeake says
Awe what a great homecoming. Glad you had a great time.
I love this! especially that shot of Luke with his head totally buried in the bag ????! I have yet to go away since we got Callie, but my daughter is only her half the time and boy does she get a tail-wagging, obsessive kissing greeting ????
They acted differently than when I just go to work or something. When I get home from work, they bark like crazy, Luke jumps on me, and then they just can’t wait to get outside. 🙂