In the U.S. during WWII, dogs were donated by the public to the war effort through the Dogs for Defense program. After the war was over, the military returned the lucky dogs who survived the conflict to their homes. England had a similar program and Brutus was a German Shepherd from Leicestershire, England. He was reunited with his master at the railway station near his home after three years in the Army. To the dismay of his human Dad, Brutus seemed barely to recognize him. They walked home as strangers. Then, as they walked through the door, Brutus heard the voice of the owner’s wife and something clicked. It all came back to Brutus and he greeted them affectionally. Soon he was playing with the couple’s two children, and it was as if he had never left.