Thursday, December 24, 2009

here for a good time, not a long time

I defy you (dog lovers or not) to watch this documentary and not bawl your face off. My friend Liam sent it to me last night and in his email, he didn't say a word, he didn't preempt the video, nor did he tell me how it impacted him...mostly because he'd know what it meant to me (and him) to have the privilege of watching this video.

If you thought Marley and Me was moving, you ain't seen nothing yet. You can see in Oden's sweet face just how special he was to all those around him. It's further proof that a dog is way more than a dog. There is good reason that humans bring these furry creatures into our home and why we forgive them when they destroy our valuables. They are like wee angels on earth - they can rehabilitate people in hospitals and they can lead the blind to their destination. When treated with love and respect, they will return the same ten-fold.

One of the things I'm most excited about for the next 10 days off, is not only sharing it with the people I love...but seeing how happy my sweet Daws will be when she is surrounded 24/7 with love and hugs from her family. As I'm packing the car, she's already excited about the fun and love ahead and I'm glad she's my companion on the road and in life.

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. omg. what are you doing to me?!
    this is heartbreaking.