Video: Dog Doesn’t Recognize Owner Immediately

Shane Godfrey was in the hospital for 5 weeks and lost nearly 50 pounds.

After getting out with a clean bill of health, he was reunited with his dog, Willie. Willie had no idea who this stranger was…until he sniffed him.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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