When Justin and I returned from the beach last month after being gone for an entire week, we expected Sam to go crazy as soon as she heard us walk in, but instead she chose to stay on Justin’s parents’ bed until we actually walked into the bedroom to find her. That was part of the reason why I thought she would be so happy staying with Justin’s parents during the weekends, because she seemed so content there before. However, when Justin and I arrived yesterday evening to pick her up, she was BESIDE HERSELF with excitement. She barked non-stop and even jumped up onto us a couple of times, which is not typical behavior for Sam. She was beyond happy to see us, and even happier when I put her harness on her and she realized we were taking her home. She had a big, goofy, ear-to-ear grin on her face as she rode home with her head sticking out the window, barking occasionally to let everyone know how happy she was to be going home.