Private Hannah Foraker from Cleveland, Ohio was off for basic training in Oklahoma in September, before moving to Houston upon her graduation in November. Check out the reaction of her dog when she came back home for Christmas. This might bring tears to your eyes.
"I've never been away from home before. I've lived a very sheltered life. To have to leave to go to another state alone in a stressful environment like basic training was the hardest thing I've ever done."
These were, her horse Derby, and her 13-year-old golden retriever, Buddy.
"She's very old and has arthritis and is mostly deaf, but I still remember getting her as a puppy", said Foraker.
"We opened the front door and she came running out and greeted me and my family, but then kind of did a double take and came back to me,"
"She was completely overwhelmed and she couldn't even stand up. My parents were so astonished by how happy she was during my time at home. She normally has trouble going up and down the stairs and takes shorter walks, but now that I was home she was so happy and active. She would get up and do her happy dance."
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