Of course we were sad when Bailey died, but my daughter was sobbing when the German Shepherd died. We all knew that this dog would come back again, but for some reason Lily was really affected by the death of this dog. This brought on the conversation about about losing someone, whether it be a person or an animal, and how those who you love the most are harder to lose and their loss makes you deeply sad. I asked both of the kids if it would be worth it to have pets if they did not mean anything to us. If we had pets that were not special would we be so sad when they died? Is it worth having the short time we do with our pets when we know our hearts will break upon their death? They both love our animals and understood that the more you love someone the more tears you will cry and the harder it will be to get over when they die.
None of us really know what happens when our pets are gone; are they waiting for us on the other side of the "Rainbow Bridge", will they come back as another pet? This movie definitely gave me comfort in the idea that the furry beings in my life will be back to give someone else joy and love. It is hard to imagine these sweet faces not having a soul, they may not be as smart as the humans who love them, but they know things. They know when you need comfort and do the best they can to try and cheer you up and I like to think that once they have fulfilled their time with me they go on to do the same for someone else.
If you love dogs you must see this movie.