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13 Things your dog is thinking when you come home from vacation

Brandie Gonzales oversees all things pet lifestyle as well as consumer public relations at Rover.com, the simple, savvy way to find and book a neighborhood dog sitter.

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

With summer winding down, pet parents from coast to coast are hustling to plan their end-of-summer vacations. Sometimes we can bring our dogs along for the ride — hooray! But other times, we’ve gotta find a great pet sitter and hit the road sans furry friends. For those occasions, we’ve compiled this list exploring what your dogs are thinking when you finally come home again. They leap in the air, lick your face and sniff you from head to toe. But what’s really going through their minds when you first walk in the door? Let’s find out.

1. My human is here, do I look OK?

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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2. You’re home, you’re home, you’re home!

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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3. Wait a minute... Whose scent are you wearing? Have you been seeing other dogs?!

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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4. Nah, it's all good, I'm all about that face

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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5. Where'd you go? Who'd you talk to? How many butts did you sniff?

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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6. While you were gone, I learned some new tricks

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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7. Watch what I can do!

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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8. I made some new friends, too

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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9. Plus, I left you a little surprise... (Spoiler alert: It's a turd... I love you)

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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10. JK, it’s all good, all is forgiven

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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11. Never. Leave. Again.

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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12. You know I’m head over heels in love with you

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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13. But next time, bring me along?

Your dogs miss you on vaca, but what are they thinking when you get back?

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Nothing compares to puppy love. Even after a long time away, our dogs are always happy to welcome us home. Enjoy your summer travels!

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