Mel Swanson’s husband has been deployed for 6 months. Before he left, this couple adopted a special needs puppy with a severe birth defect. They are long term foster parents for SNARR, which is short for Special Needs Animal Rescue. That’s how they got Emma. Emma and her daddy became very close during the time they spent together, and when he left on deployment, it was hard for both of them.
This clip shows what happened when dad finally returned back home. All three of their dogs were over the top when they saw him. Mikey, the tan one, even cried! When you see how Emma greets him, YOU are going to cry!
Though Emma has some wheelchairs, she refused to use any of them. Mel says that Emma loves life and runs and plays well on her own when out of doors. She just has a little trouble on the tile indoors. But when her daddy walked in the door, she made her way across the tile floor, sliding her back legs behind her, to greet her daddy.
Once he makes his way through the other two dogs, this daddy picks Emma up in his arms, and she is not a small dog, and he cuddles with her. It is so sweet and he’s so happy to see all of his furry babies. Mom is very understanding and waits her turn for kisses as he greets the dogs first and she films the whole thing.
Watch this touching reunion in the video above and let us know your thoughts about it in the comments section!