Reunion stories of lost dogs and their parents are always emotional moments. But for some reason, we always get more affected if the person crying is doing their best to hold back their tears. Perhaps it shows that it’s pure emotion gushing out of the person.
So this reunion video has the elements to get your eyes some moisture once you see this pup’s dad’s emotional reaction. The long lost dachshund is Lady. She was with Rick and Michelle Riendeau for a long time and was an important part of their household in Brooklyn, Connecticut.
Their home was near a heavily-wooded area, and dogs do tend to get lost in areas like these. One fateful day, when Lady was 12 years old, the Riendeaus’ greatest fear happened, Lady got lost in the woods. She was gone for five years, so they have assumed that she was already dead.
They thought that she was probably killed by wolves in the mountains, or perhaps perished due to the lack of food and water. Luckily, Donna Gremminger saw Lady in Mohegan Park in Norwich, Connecticut, 25 miles away from their home in Brooklyn. Gremminger is an Assistant Animal Control Officer based in this town.
She had Lady checked for a microchip so that she can contact her owners. Luckily, the Riendeaus had Lady microchipped, if she wasn’t then they never would’ve been reunited. The Riendeaus drove over right away after they received the call about Lady.
Rick was telling stories about Lady, and he couldn’t even complete his sentences as he starts choking up because of his emotions. He was holding back his tears as he says that hopefully, Lady will get along with their grandkids. As Lady’s siblings are now all grown-up and have kids of their own. See the emotional reunion in the video below.
Credits: Norwich Bulletin