When I was growing up I always wanted a puppy. My family loved dogs and over the years we enjoyed the company of several beautiful animals. I learnt from early on however that dogs were not just cute; they were a big responsibility requiring someone to feed them, brush them, water them, clean up after them, walk them … every single day. I grew up, left home, got married and had my own dogs. I was heartbroken when they died of old age complications and didn’t want anything to do with anymore pets. Then my dad gave my son a dog, like any good grandfather would I suppose. To be honest I didn’t want it. I knew Nathan would fail the long term commitment test and as I was working long weird hours I knew I wouldn’t be an effective back up. Fast forward more than 10 years later. Nate’s dog Sparky is still with us, and he loves his owner with the biggest dog heart ever. Yes, I have to keep repeating myself from time to time as I point out why dogs just can’t do certain things for themselves (dogs are like that … sigh) but all in all it’s worked out pretty good.
Why? Because dogs love you unconditionally and no matter what happens, they will be waiting for you at the end of a long day with wagging tails and wet tongues – even if it’s an alien like the one in this short minion movie. Although this puppy doesn’t die, the back story here reminds us of the true meaning of love i.e. a love so beautiful we fully embrace it, but even then, can unselfishly release our beloved to go ‘home’ even though we will miss them forever and ever.
To anyone who is missing an amazing animal friend or an awesome human because they’ve gone to another home – this one is for you 🙂
Click on the image to see the video and enjoy.