It is interesting to imagine the thought process behind these soldiers as well. They apparently truly loved their canine best friends to get such an enthusiastic welcome, and the reunion is equally happy and beneficial for both of them. Dogs do not have a sense of time or a sense of losing things. From the moment you leave the house to till you get back to them, there is nothing but you in the little heart of a dog. Day by day they look forward to seeing your face and hearing your voice. They do not forget you over time; rather their anticipations grow as you get late. They will faithfully wait for you until you finally come home, waiting to welcome with much wagging of tail, licks and nibbles of love, just as they welcome these soldiers.