Missouri soldier reunited with her dog

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AFFTON, Mo. — A military woman got an early Christmas gift when she was reunited with her dog after being gone for weeks at basic training.
Oshie the dog was overwhelmed with joy when his owner, Nicole Kampmann, came home this week.

Her mother said he’d just stare out the window, waiting for her to come home.

“When I’m allowed, I’d call and they’ll put the phone down to him and he’ll just look at the phone like it’s crazy,” Kampmann said.

Kampmann has been camped out at Fort Sill in Oklahoma for the past two months. She left her Union, Missouri, home to go through basic training for the Missouri National Guard.

She left her best friend with her mom while she was away.

“Yeah, I was excited. I was kind of afraid he wouldn’t know who I was.”

Oshie was ecstatic when Kampmann came home this week as the video of her arrival started to go viral on Facebook.

Her mom, Marie, caught the moment that her daughter and dog got reunited.

Oshie is no small dog. How much does he weigh?

“Around 90 pounds,” she explains.

In the video, Kampmann ends up on the ground with the excited dog licking her face and jumping around.

Oshie is a one-year-old Rottweiler mix, and it’s easy to see how he can bowl over a member of the military.

But the owner and dog reunion is only a moment, as Kampmann will be sent away again to complete her training, “I’ll have two and a half months away from him again, which will be hard.”

Source: KTVI

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