Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Of course they remember people and other animals they used to know.
I've seen this first hand more than once, and I'll give you one example.
I took Conny on a trail ride given by a Maryland Arabian riding group, and there was someone there riding a black gelding.
The black horse saw Conny and started getting antsy; prancing, pulling on his rider, calling, and generally trying to keep Conny in his sight.
She rode her horse over to where we were, and he stood there literally thrumming with excitement, ears up, and eyes bright. He made whickering sounds at Conny, who was supremely disinterested.
Come to find out, this horse had been boarded as a weanling at the same barn where I had Conny. He was sold on when he was 5 y/o, and this woman was his second or third owner.
Fury had always adored Conny (who didn't return the affection), and made sure to follow him around the pasture during the 5 years they were boarded together.
This reunion happened when Fury was 15 y/o, which means it had been 10 years since he'd seen Conny.
So yes, they remember people and animals who meant something to them.