This is a rather short video clip, but the emotions it captures
are beyond words. The dog in this video, Kermie, was diagnosed with mouth
cancer. She was 11 years old and was given only a few months to live. Soon
after the diagnosis, Eric, her human dad, left for deployment. The family
really thought that Eric and Kermie will never be able to see each other again.
But with all the love and care Kermie received, she managed to survive long
enough to see her dad when he came visiting for Christmas.
Their reunion in this video is so very heart touching. After Eric's return, Kermie's health improved significantly. She started eating and drinking again without all the struggle that had been characteristic of the previous months. And in this video, she is obviously so content and happy with life. Kermie eventually survived to see her 12th birthday but her health began deteriorating soon afterwards. She is no longer in this world but watching this video gives one the comfort that she had the best of family and friends anybody can ever wish for!