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    It seems like since we have been home from our weekend away Poppy is much more cuddly and smoochy than she was before we left.

    Do you think she remembers the fact that we went away? Do your dogs get more affectionate after you have come back from being away from them?

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    Of course they do. My little darling Eddie goes nuts when I return from a long absence, the longer the absence the nuttier the welcome.

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    Agree with Felix, the longer you are away from them the nuttier their welcome and yes cuddly and smoochy!

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    I don't agree...I can be gone for 5 minutes or 2 hours...I still get the same nutty welcoming committee running at me

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    i agree with clea i go to the letterbox and i get the welcome back i missed you so much zoomies and cuddles!!!

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    I don't think it's a time issue at all.

    You went away for a weekend, Amy. I don't think you've probably been away from Poppy since you got her, have you? So naturally that was a new thing for her, hence her incredible excitement upon your return.

    If I was to pop a dog outside for 10 minutes then go to greet him/her, they would be crazy to see me.
    But I also think a teeny portion of it comes down to the breed - many breeds are really ppl dogs, they crave human attention and really need to be included in the house with everything that's going on. Take that away from them be it 10 minutes or 2 days they are histerical.

    My son's like that though at the end of each school day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I don't agree...I can be gone for 5 minutes or 2 hours...I still get the same nutty welcoming committee running at me
    Me too, I think it depends on the dog.

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    dogs apparently don't have any concept of time, so they will still be happy to see you. i think it depends on us actually...how high our excitement levels are if you get my drift.

    We are not going to go all smoochy woochy if we have only been to the shops...but if we have been gone for a weekend...we will be all excited...get all emotional and the dog will pick up on that...IMO
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    Batty is a pretty independent puppy, he doesn't need me around, is happy and balanced either way BUT if I've gone to the letterbox and chatted to one of the neighbours at the same time, he goes completely like a baby puppy, he gets the wriggle butt going, his tail spins with excitement and he weaves his way in and out of my legs.

    He has the same amount of excitement no matter how long I've been gone for.

    It's actually kind of funny, as soon as I'm there and I haven't been for 5 minutes or more, there can be a completely new person there that gets dropped like a stone because mummy came back.

    He's not bothered by my leaving, but he sure as anything makes sure I'm welcomed home! I wouldn't have it any other way either!

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    After I posted this I thought about it and wondered if it was just to do with the fact that Poppy now feels completely and utterly at home with us. She has been with us for 8 weeks on Sunday so she would now be really comfortable in our home and see it as her home too.

    Poppy is fine with being left, doesn't whine and bark and carry on. But also does the crazy wiggle bum, tail spins, weave in and out of my legs like AGB described when we come home, or in the mornings when we get her out the bathroom!

    Last night she curled up on the couch next to me and it was SO nice. OH was on nights so he was not home which made the company extra special!

    I definately agree with people who said its dependent on the dog as others crave human companionship more.

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