Everyone, meet Adalard, or Addy for short. Addy is a 3-year-old dog with an inoperable cranial tumor. Doctors say that he only has a life expectancy of 2 days.
Then a family came forward to give Addy the best and most precious gift a dog could ever have–a loving family. Since they didn’t know how long Addy has, the Anderson family wanted to make sure that Addy feels what it’s like to be cared for and loved.
Lori Anderson, her husband James, and their two daughters Bella and Ellie, welcomed Addy into their home. Lori thought that by taking care of Addy, it will teach her daughters the value of giving, loving, and caring for others.
Addy was so happy with the family. He was playing, his tail was wagging, he was having fun.
Dr. Gordon told Lori that what Addy needed was to be spoiled rotten! And sure enough, the family gave Addy just what the Doctor ordered.
Watch the video below and see Addy playing with the girls!
Even if it’s just for a short time, Addy experienced what it’s like to have a family, what’s like to be loved. And you can see in his face just how happy he is.
Lori told Huffington Post that they want Addy’s life to have meaning. And that they know that they will have to say goodbye to Addy soon. She wants her kids to learn from the experience, that even though this may bring sadness and tears, it’s important that they learn that this is okay.
Addy’s story is a bittersweet one. But we are so glad that he gets to experience and feel what it’s like to be loved by such wonderful people before he leaves this world.
You can read more of Addy’s story at the Huffington Post.