Top 5 Movies To Watch With Your Dog

July 19, 2012


Spending time with your furry, four-legged best friend is always fun (well, except the time you have to take him for ‘walkies’ at 3am when it’s torrentially raining/snowstorming/armaggeddon outside). And when it is bad weather (see previous parentheses), too hot and humid out, you’re tired/hungover/not well or just want a night or afternoon in, what better way to do that than spend time watching movies with your dog?

5 – Cats & Dogs (1 & 2) – Fun, silly and has cats that want to take over the world (all dogs everywhere – what’s new about that? You see, as we super smart humans (that would be you and I, or quite possibly just you) already know, there’s a secret and high tech war going on between cats and dogs (okay, not all of them, but some, some) that other humans don’t know about. What follows in both movies are ridiculous and action-packed (for cats and dogs, anyway) hijinks.

4- Best In Show – Laughs, a satirical look inside the dog show world and dogs! This is a mockumentary, exploring the people who show dogs and what they’ll do to win the most coveted award of all, Best In Show. You’ll love it for the laughs and wit and your dog will love it for the dogs showing off their prettier side.

 

3- 101 Dalmations – Either the live film or the classic Disney animated film, this has got everything, including 101 Dalmations. It also gave the world Cruella DeVille, the animal fur wearing evil villainess all dogs love to hate.

2- The Lady & The Tramp – When the high-bred Lady, a cocker Spaniel with a collar and a license, has her life turned upside down by a new baby in the household, she finds herself on the streets with a dog from the wrong side of the kennel, The Tramp. Lively adventures ensue and they even share a kiss. I think we all know this movie, but if your dog hasn’t seen it (or even if he has), he’s going to love it. This is especially good for the romantic dog, or the mutt, to show how dreams really can come true.

1- Homeward Bound -This has everything. Dogs, cats, action, adventure and some fabulous scenery. Two dogs and a cat go in search of their family after their family leaves with far-off friends to go on vacation. The action begins when the animals begin to worry and go off in search of their family whilst their family does the same. A story for all dogs. All dogs love adventure, and it’s a great way for the non-cat-friendly pooches to see kitties are actually okay. You might have to bring some tissues.

 

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Hatchi: A Dog’s Tale

January 26, 2011

If you’re one of those lucky people who live in an area that’s warm and sunny, or have the day off so don’t have to step out into the latest snowpocalypse of the season, then sit back and watch this film (or watch it tonight when you get home.

A remake of a Japanese film, and one based on a true story, Hatchi is the heart-warming (and tear-jerking) film of true, unrequited love.

Hatchi, an Akito, is found abandoned at a train station by Peter, who forms an instant bond with him. Although his wife is reluctant to adopt him, she sees the bond and allows Peter to keep Hatchi. When Peter dies, Hatchi insists on returning to the station each day to wait for his master, day after day, year after year. He even finds finds his way back when Peter’s widow gives Hatchi to their daughter. Hatchi begins to stay at the station, keeping his faithful vigil for his master and living on the kindness of strangers.

Hatchi does this for over ten years.

This is a story that won’t leave a dry eye in the house, and one that will make all animal lovers nod and say ‘I told you so’, to those who insist that our pets lack the capacity to love us unconditionally, and will also make us give our furry best friends an extra hug.