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        08-01-2012, 09:11 AM
      #1041
    Super Moderator
    Yeah, I'm also always thinking about my pets when I'm gone. And I know my cats miss me very much when I'm away for more than a day, especially my black one, Ayeed. Also Snickers always acts happy when he sees me, even if I've been away for just a few hours, so I guess he'd miss me if I'd happen to go away for a longer period of time.
         
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        08-01-2012, 06:26 PM
      #1042
    Yearling
    Agreed Saranda! Honey always seems happy to see me. I'm scared to go to Italy in case she forgets me or thinks my friend is her new owner :/ can that happen over 5 weeks? It'd break my heart if she changed loyalties that fast :(
         
        08-02-2012, 01:12 AM
      #1043
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    I don't think it will happen. Horses have excellent memory - I've seen them recognize past herdmates they see several years after parting, they also remember fantastically acurate details from training even if left as pasture puffs for a very long time, or, let's say, characterstics of their abusers, e.g. Become afraid from men with black cowboy hats for life, if such a man has abused them when they were still foals.

    She might get friendly with her new owner, but she will most likely remember you. When Snickers was a lesson horse he was taken for a month to a summer camp where he worked as a guided trail ride mount, but, when he returned, he still nickered first thing as he saw me coming. These things don't fade that easily.
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        08-02-2012, 09:32 AM
      #1044
    Yearling
    Well that's a relief lol no one has ever ridden her except for me really that I know of...so maybe that'll make a bit of a difference. I don't know we will see!
         
        08-02-2012, 10:03 AM
      #1045
    Foal
    Cowgirl - I don't think you have anything to worry about. The horses at my family's farm still come running up to the fence when I get there and are always happy to see me, and I only make it back there a couple times a year. So, 5 weeks is nothing to even worry about. You know what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
         
        08-02-2012, 11:17 AM
      #1046
    Trained
    I can't even be away from gypsy for 3 days....kinda pathetic !
         
        08-02-2012, 11:54 AM
      #1047
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    i can't even be away from gypsy for 3 days....kinda pathetic !
    Is that because you miss her, or she misses you?
         
        08-02-2012, 11:55 AM
      #1048
    Green Broke
    I have never missed seeing Lizzy for one day. When I go back home to visit I plan so I'm not actually gone more than one night.
         
        08-02-2012, 02:11 PM
      #1049
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WIRider    
    Is that because you miss her, or she misses you?
    both ! I miss her like mad and she misses me because doesnt get fed unless I go feed her
         
        08-02-2012, 07:43 PM
      #1050
    Green Broke
    I haven't seen Rosie for over a week and I miss her :(
         

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