I'm not sure which forum this goes on but you ladies have probably started figuring out by now that difficult child and I are getting antsy (although still excited) about his return home. He loves his dog so much- and has had her for over 8 years, since she was a pup. WE have a second one who is a rescue dog that they think is about the same age as the female- we've had him about 4-5 years. difficult child has asked many times if they will remember him and I've always said "yes"- am I right? Do you think they will? (He's been away from home a little over a year. Our dogs are spoiled, they are inside dogs, and the female slept in his bed.) They bark at starngers- if difficult child comes home and they bark at him instead of wagging their tails he will be devestated.