Do dogs really need a purpose? That question keeps rolling around in my head. Do giraffes have a purpose? What about cats? If dogs have a purpose, I believe it's greater than what they give humans, though what they give us is pretty special. I believe the love they show is a reflection of how God loves us; unconditionally. Even dogs that are mistreated still love their owners. I've never understood that.
I avoid animal movies like animal shelters. Even though the pain at the shelter is real, the pain I feel when I watch an animal die in a movie is grief. I just put my beloved Tommy Boy to sleep a few weeks ago. Movie-grief doesn't touch the real thing, but it still taps into an emotion everyone dreads. Life is hard enough. Did movie producers believe children could escape "Old Yeller" without severe psychological damage? Want more? "Bambi." "The Yearling," "Where the Red Fern Grows," "Sounder." Even comedies like "Turner and Hooch" and "Marley and Me" have heart-crushing endings. Now, a movie where a dog dies over and over to be instantly reincarnated into another dog. A new adventure, a new life. Watch the trailer and tell me what you think. I'm going to read up on it a little more to see if I can make it through without needing a good therapist afterward.
Cindy Wolff, Author
I've never trusted people who don't have a little dog hair on them. >>>