I finally went on R & R after nine months in Afghanistan and Iraq, it was long overdue. Little Buddy (aka Maudie) and I had been together every day since she was seven weeks old up until I left to go to training prior to being deployed. To say that we bonded and that she was spoiled shamelessly is an understatement. In April, 2011, I left for Afghanistan.
I was gone longer than I expected before I took my first R & R, two weeks at home. I was actually worried that Little Buddy would forget me or that, if she didn’t, things would have changed. I should not have worried.She knew me the minute I walked in the door and went nuts for 20-minutes or more. My wife was actually a tad jealous, as Maudie “abandoned” her and was all over me. Things immediately went back to as it was before, as if I’d never left.
Little Buddy got two lamb shank bones during the two weeks as I make them twice. I’ll post some pics of one of those meals and the recipe when I get the chance. She also got lots of other tidbits from my cooking. And, keep in mind that my wife spoils her, too.
After I left to return, Maude was depressed for quite a while. She has no idea what is going on.