I have to share this story. My Mom recently had knee replacement surgery. I was there for about 10 days, taking Nikita & AK with me. I brought her dog back home with me when she went to rehab. I was only home for about a week and a half before I went back, this time taking only her dog & AK (our cat). I was at her house taking care of her for nearly 2 weeks when she came home from rehab (she lives 2 hours away from us). My husband stayed home with our 3 dogs. When I returned home after nearly 2 weeks, our dogs were so excited to see me & AK!. The cocker, Maeson, and the miniature schnauzer, Grisa, poked their heads into AK's carrier and sniffed. The Grisa actually crawled in the carrier with him! AK was not too thrilled about this. It was hilarious to watch. It was like she was saying "where have you been...I really, really missed you!" Too funny! Wish I'd had a video of that moment.