But while most people are understanding of their loved one’s predicament, some family members can’t grasp why their relationships must suffer for the sake of war. A soldier’s pets, for example, naturally don’t have the ability to comprehend the importance of their owner’s job.
Dogs, cats and all manner of furry critters instead have to wonder where their best friends have gone. Indeed, it’s not unreasonable to suppose that many of them instinctively feel abandoned – and so it may be that they start to put their old lives with their owners behind them.
This, in any case, was the predicament that one soldier experienced in 2017. As mentioned, he’d been deployed away from home for seven long months – and as a result, he was unsure whether his two beloved dogs would even remember him when he returned.