I hit the theater this week to see "A Dog's Purpose" and I wasn't disappointed. It changed the way I communicate with dogs.
The movie started out with some pretty harsh realities of what happens with stray dogs. I was both surprised and pleased that the film began with reality and not all puppies and cuteness.
The main clip that is shown in all of the previews is the biggest tear-jerker of all. That's not to say that there aren't other sad points in the movie because there are but that particular one was the saddest to me and my movie-going buddies. We all wept. It was the big uncontrollable belly crying for me. I've lived through that clip in real life way too many times to count. There were a lot of fun, happy parts all through the movie too. I laughed out loud several times.
I run a dog rescue, and this movie was on point with reality as far as the shelter and breeder scenes. The movie was narrated by the dog in the story, which gave it a little more sadness yet cuteness too.
I absolutely loved the movie and give it a 10 out of 10 score. I recommend it to everyone.
You will leave the theater happy, not sad. It did give me a little pause for thought when I look at the dogs at the shelter or even the dogs at my house. I've loved and lost many great dogs and I wonder if the ones that I never really let go of could come back as another dog. Crazy talk? Who knows. I do like the thought that my sweet Sable, my buddy Oscar, or my first love Maximus could come back to live with me for another 10 or so years.
Dogs have a lot of purpose in life. Adopt one from the shelter and see. You can read many other stories about people that who dogs that have a purpose for them or you can write your own.