This is my 3rd deployment to Iraq, and I can't tell you just how much I miss my B's… Of course I miss my family too but they don't baroo and meet me at the door when I walk in. This isn't about them anyway. So all I have is my Yahoo Messenger with the web cam and I watch my B's all the time. Sometimes I look and can see my boy just staring at the screen and I wonder if he can see me too. I call my wife's computer from time to time just to talk to my dogs, is that strange? I'll call them by name and they get excited and run around the house looking for me. I learned my lesson after my 1st deployment, if you've read my post "The Day I Got My Heart Broke", and try to let them hear my voice so I won't be a stranger when I get home.
The wonders of technology. Back when I was in the Marines during Vietnam if you could get even of imagined this it would have been like Star Trek. I was thrilled just to make a phone call every once and awhile to my Mother. Anyway there's nothing like actually having those Bs in your lap is there. But a webcam can bring some happiness just to see and communicate.
Porthos, what a wonderful story..not weird at all, I think this is less weird than not trying to keep contact with your pets while gone..they miss you too, and clearly you miss them lots..
When do you think you will be able to go home again?
Bless you and the troops for making our country a safe place to live…
The best thing that yahoo did was putting the "BUZZ" button on there. My wife will get up to go do something and that is when our B's will start to get into trouble, I'll watch for a minute, laughing because I know that they know what their doing and they waited till she was gone. I'll hit that "BUZZ" button and they will scatter and my wife will come running and ask, "What were they doing this time?". I think it's real funny watching them steal her coffee, that's the last thing that 3 Basenji's need, CAFFEINE!!! LOL
Thank-you for your service and safe return for you and all with you! Your B's will be very Happy! to see you upon your return as will your family and friends, and us. Just keep keep them in line while your gone….she won't miss the coffee that much...until a little later:D