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Old 01-11-2017, 05:55 PM
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Wife and kid are really looking forward to seeing this movie. Can't wait to take them.

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:00 PM
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Wow...what a great trailer...
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:36 PM
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Looks like fun.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:38 AM
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Add this to the list of critter movies I'll never see.
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Definitely seeing it but will probably be rough to get through.
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Taking my wife and kids to see it....having a dog, I know to also bring a tissue box for them as the wet works will sure be excessive!
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Looks good. I had not seen that trailer before.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:02 AM
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I saw the title to this and it reminded me of an email that was forwarded to me in 2009 that I saved. I saw that trailer a while ago and will definitely see the movie although I will wait for it on video. I don't want to be in a theater if a tear rolls down my face.


Here's the thing I was reminded of that was forwarded:

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

So live like a dog:
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it..

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.
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As much as I wanna see this movie, I wont
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My 7 year old girl will love this
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Read the book first....
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No way am I going to watch this movie. Heck I have not gotten over "Old Yeller" yet.
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Yeah I'm with the crowd of not being able to watch it. I made the mistake of going to see Marley & Me with my wife.....never again. The commercial came on for this one night recently and my wife looked at me and said, well you'll never be able to to see that movie.

Hell willf650's post above was tough for me to get through.
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I read the book.

No way I'm putting myself through that again.

I'm an idiot when it comes to my dogs. I don't have kids, so yes I am one of those folks.
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I've kissed about 11 dogs goodbye.

Odds are low that I'll be in the theater for this one.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by willf650 View Post
I saw the title to this and it reminded me of an email that was forwarded to me in 2009 that I saved. I saw that trailer a while ago and will definitely see the movie although I will wait for it on video. I don't want to be in a theater if a tear rolls down my face.


Here's the thing I was reminded of that was forwarded:

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

So live like a dog:
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it..

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.
Dammit... I'm all choked up from that. I'll take the kids but I'm sure to cry. Hell the rainbow bridge poem makes me get choked up.. Guess it's better than all the violent crap out there.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:06 PM
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A Message from Max

My name is Max and I have a little something I'd like to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise.

It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now, that comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle. You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine?

Do you see a spirit, a soul inside who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?

That is all I ask. To slow down if even for a few minutes to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on tha t screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly,sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.

Sometimes we age so slowly before your eyes that you do not even seem to know, until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we take that long sleep, to run free in distant lands.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the waters from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just "One more day" with me.

Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have now, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor. And look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come
to me not as "alpha" or as a "trainer" or even a "Mom or Dad", come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another's eyes, and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life (I hope) because you wanted a soul to share just such things with.

Someone very different from you, and here I am. I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a "Dog on two feet"---I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if even for only 15 minutes. Look deep in my eyes, and whisper to my ears.

Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.

We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.

Love,
Max (on behalf of all canines everywhere)

--Author: J.D.Ellis 2001
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i won't make it through this movie without the tissues.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:15 PM
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Can't see this one, trailer was enough.

Not gonna let the wife see me like this.

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Ut vols .Bravo!Bravo.I would come home beat up,and there was that dog.I'd come home from the steel mills tired ,filthy,cold ,beat ,and there was that dog.I lost someone I loved way before their time,and there was that dog,That dog, I could swear he could feel my emotions .I'm sick there he was when I awoke ,Always Reminded me of the brave men & women of this country who serve .While we sleep in our beds ,There they are standing guard for us wherever they may be .Oh and You nailed one other thing brother ,and that is LIFE IS SO SHORT.
All the best!
Thank you for having my back even tho you don't know me .I see what you did there,and appreciate it.I'm kinda an "A" type so not used to compassion (woman's Italian ,they don't do sympathy well ,lol)
All the best!
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