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Owner of dog that fainted during joyful reunion speaks out about viral video

Woman's Reunion with Dog in Pennsylvania Is Huge Hit on YouTube

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A schnauzer was so excited to see a young woman in western Pennsylvania that it passed out in a video that has millions of views on YouTube.

"We got her whenever I was still living at home, so she remembers me from when she was a puppy," Rebecca Svetina said.

The 9-year-old schnauzer Casey is doing fine after seeing Svetina for the first time in two years.

Check out the full video here:

Svetina and her husband, Miha, have been living in Slovenia and just returned home to have a wedding reception at the home of Rebecca's parents in Murrysville.

"She doesn't bark, she squeaks just like a continuous squeak," Miha Svetina said.

Miha Svetina was recording the reunion with his phone to show his relatives overseas how excited Casey always gets when Rebecca returns home, but this time, something happened that never happened before – Casey passed out from all the excitement.

"We never expected her to pass out, but luckily she's fine," Rebecca Svetina said.

"I think our hearts stopped a little bit as well until she came back and started running around, and we knew everything would be OK," Miha Svetina said.

The couple posted the video on YouTube and never expected what happened next.

"The next day, we woke up to a crazy day. The views went sky high," Miha Svetina said.

"We were trying to plan this wedding reception and we didn't know what to do when all of these views came in from YouTube," Rebecca Svetina said.

Calls came in from reporters from around the world.

"It's so genuine. It's so cute. There are so many things going on in the world. People are actually excited when they see something so nice and dogs are just awesome," Miha Svetina said.

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cgssnavickas July 28 2014 at 1:13 PM

The dog was overwhelmed with excitement. Once the bond is there, it can't be broken. What a heartwarming story!

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grudgrime July 28 2014 at 1:47 PM

Nothing like the never ending unconditional love from a pet!!!

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kimcrdr July 28 2014 at 2:49 PM

Ahh yes you just cant beat the love between a dog and his/her owner! my little pug goes all crazy like this if we left him for 20 minutes he probably would faint if we left for 2 years and came back.

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darkcloudstonite July 28 2014 at 4:53 PM

The dog should clearly be checked to see if it had a seizure...not sure why everyone is laughing

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Barry July 28 2014 at 6:40 PM

I had the same reaction today when I learned that the GOP senate showed up to work and actually voted with the Democrats on the VA bill. Guess they knew what we were going to do to them for leaving our veterans hanging again. Thanks Democrats for forcing the GOP to help our veterans for a change. Now they can go back to being bad at their jobs.

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quiltchase Barry July 29 2014 at 12:41 PM

Lame response to a dog story, Barry.

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pazman807 Barry July 29 2014 at 8:50 PM

Barry your retarded response to a heart felt story shows your stupidity. But it also shows that when there is good bill both parties will support. Sorry we don't live in Russia where one party rules or is that what you prefer?

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karebear1952 July 28 2014 at 1:46 PM

Sorry, I cry foul. Had my dog fainted I would have thought he had keeled over dead. I would not be laughing and smiling and rubbing his belly. It happens a lot I bet and they just decided to film it and scam us!

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amiracleonelmst July 28 2014 at 5:18 PM

Maybe the dog passed out after she opened her legs so wide sitting down.

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Barry amiracleonelmst July 28 2014 at 6:41 PM

Your pathetic life must really, really suck!

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quiltchase amiracleonelmst July 29 2014 at 12:42 PM

You're one to talk, Barry. You responded with a political comment.

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lasiraque July 28 2014 at 11:33 PM

Dogs are remarkable! What a precious video.

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chart12554 July 28 2014 at 5:37 PM

I had a schnauzer son for 15 yrs. They are the most lovable & loyal dogs.

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don54321 July 28 2014 at 6:17 PM

Not funny, better take the dog to a vet and have his heart checked. It's not really a laughing matter. Dogs don't faint when excited.

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CHERYL don54321 July 29 2014 at 2:25 AM

Oh relax, the dog was checked out by a Vet.

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spydrworks1067 CHERYL July 29 2014 at 9:39 AM

And you know this, how?

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spydrworks1067 don54321 July 29 2014 at 9:47 AM

Actually, there is a condition that can do just that. In people, it is called cataplexy, usually associated with narcolepsy, but not always. It does occur in dogs too. There is also a strain of goat bred for the trait of keeling over when excited, called "fainting goats". It is a type of catatonia.

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