19
Aug
11

emmitt thunderpaws!

Mediaite: …. it’s probably impossible to have a military homecoming video that isn’t wonderful, but this one’s a little different. In it, the returning soldier is greeted by his enormous dog who welcomes him with all the excitement one would normally expect from the more human members of the family.

… the family describes the video like so: “After a long 9 months apart, our dog, Emmitt Thunderpaws, is REALLY HAPPY to see his favorite person again! He smelled him in the house and then ran outside to greet him. Dogs are awesome :)”


23 Responses to “emmitt thunderpaws!”


  1. 1 MTmarilyn
    August 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

    OMG, that brought tears to my eyes. My dog knows when I am around. She is my dog. They love so unconditionally. Thanks for bringing a smile after that awful Perry video.

  2. 3 dotster
    August 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Loved this also—-heartwarming. But I had to watch on mediaite site. Many videos here are showing up as just a white rectangle for me now, a new phenomenon. Anyone know why?

  3. 6 Sue in Minnesota
    August 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Damp eyes here as well. Animals have such incredible instincts.

  4. 7 dotster
    August 19, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Speaking of great animal stories, I love this one about Yvonne the Cow, who ran away to freedom from her farm in Germany in May. Authorities have been trying to recapture her ever since to no avail. She’s a smartypants cow, does not fall for their tricks such as trying to lure her out of the woods with food and even a cute cow boyfriend. She’s now become a heroine, captured German hearts who are cheering for her, and a former order to shoot her has been suspended. And an animal sancturary has bought her from her former farmer owner. But so far she’s still AWOL, enjoying her freedom. Run, Yvonne, Run!
    http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/moohunt-runaway-cow-captures-1122815.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm

  5. 9 AnitaW
    August 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

    My God what are they feeding that dog? Emmitt was great and welcome home to his human!!

  6. 12 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Emmitt is one big sucker! He’s such a cutiepie. This is why dogs are my FAVORITE animals of all time. They love UNCONDITIONALLY.

  7. 13 57andFemale
    August 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Dogs are the absolute best. I cannot imagine my life without my pups. I’ve raised them, nursed them through illnesses and old age and have holes in my heart that never close when I lose them, but it’s all worth it. The worst, however, was this last Mother’s Day when I my husband and my two little dogs were attacked by a 110 pound Cane Corso (read: giant pit bull) and a 70-pound bull dog who pushed through their own gate and attacked my family. I don’t know how Jerry did it, but he kept them with him, and brought my 12-pound bichon/maltese home, wrapped in a towel someone had given him, with his entire rear part of his body ripped off. I’ve never seen my husband so devastated.

    Nickelby, the older one, only sustained a small laceration because the bull dog let go. Kasper had 3 emergency surgeries in 7 days but he’s an absolute miracle and has made a full recovery. My husband is my hero for getting them home and the Animal Emergency and Treatment Center in Chicago (thankfully 4 blocks from our house) did all of the emergency care and surgery. Anyone in Chicago who needs emergency or referral care for their pets — they have the Chicago location and one in Gray’s Lake. I cannot recommend them enough.

    • 14 utaustinliberal
      August 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      Wow. I’m glad your husband and your dogs came out of the ordeal relatively safe and I’m glad your dogs are healthy and have made a full recovery. Yay!!!! for the resilience of dogs all over the world! 🙂

    • 15 Sue in Minnesota
      August 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      What a traumatic experience. Glad that they had your husband to rescue them, and top notch medical attention and care. Our animals are family. Did your husband get hurt?

    • August 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Oh yes, this must be Faith, I remember you telling us about this story, It really caused me to tear up, and say some prayers too. I believe casper Is doing well now right??

  8. August 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    OH this is so sweet and moving… love Emmet & his soldier. Welcome home Soldier.

    Our dog is an Old English Sheepdog, that some creep threw in a garbage bag out in the country- he and his 4 bros and sisters were saved by some kids.. and luckily QT Pi- became ours. He also greets us this way.. when we walk in the door, I get a literal furry hug as he stands and puts his big ol paws around my neck.. theres nothing so loving as being welcomed home by such generosity.

  9. 18 carolyn
    August 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Dogss keep us sane, I think. We have two, they are wonderful girls. Both rescued in different ways, but we say they rescued us! Long live Chanel and Rose!

  10. 19 desertflower
    August 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    That was wonderful!! Just like MY dog, only younger….love,love LOVE my Great Dane! She’s the best most loyal friend I ever had.Great video:)

  11. 20 majii
    August 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Wonderful video! Emmitt Thunderpaws reminds me of my little baby, Winston The Wonder Boy!!! Don’t know what I’d do without my four legged baby boy!!!!!

  12. August 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    awwwwwww. this is so beautiful!!! I love Emmitt! He’s my kind of dog. 🙂

  13. 22 ML
    August 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Emmet Thunderpaws is the best dog name ever!

  14. 23 Doug Anderson
    August 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Emmitt is soooo beautiful! I am a little biased because i have a Dane/Shepherd mix that looks like she could be Emmitt’s sister!


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