Raise your hand if you’ve ever read Garth Stein’s, The Art of Racing in the Rain. If you have, you’ll know that it’s a story told from the point of view of a dog, Enzo – devoted in every way to his humans and often frustrated with his lack of opposable thumbs and too large tongue preventing him from sharing his observations in a succinct and audible fashion.
If you liked that book, you’ll love this little short about a dog named Denali:
We never had dogs growing up, despite my sister’s ardent pleads and strategies to convince our parents to change their minds. We had too many allergies and we traveled too much to make it possible. Somehow you just don’t have the same relationship with your goldfish as you do with a furry canine.
The best part about this video? The story. We can all identify with the strength that we get from other’s support and the grief that goes with losing them in one way or another. It’s too bad that dogs have a much shorter life-span than most of their owners because a lot of people would really say that they are their best friend.