A Dog’s Purpose in Theaters January 27 #ADogsPurpose #MyDogsPurpose
For as long as I can remember, we have had dogs in our home. Growing up I can remember several dogs but no dog more than my beloved Golden Retriever, Buppa. As a child, I couldn’t say the word puppy so I called dogs buppa instead.
Fast forward years later and my mother bred a Golden Retriever. We ended up keeping three of the puppies and then became a four dog family for the rest of my formative years. Buppa was amazing dog and he loved me more than anyone else. I felt the same way about him. I don’t remember much about my childhood that didn’t involve him. He was always there. Through every boyfriend, every heartbeak, every sports game, friendship and more; he was always there.
He died when he was 16 years old and I was a mess. After losing him, I decided that I could never have a dog again because I just could love one like I had loved Buppa. He gave me 16 of the most amazing years and because I lost my best friend, I simply couldn’t have a replacement. I felt lost and I just knew that I would never love another dog again.
Three years later, I found Buckley on the Brittany Spaniel rescue website after watching the American Kennel Club show. He was sick, malnourished, had Parvo and wasn’t expected to make it. I took one look at his face on the website and knew instantly that he would be our dog.
It took two, long months of visiting Buckley weekly, making certain that our home was ready for him (we installed a fence) and for him to recover. However, upon meeting him I realized that I could absolutely love another dog and let him into my home. The day Buckley came home, we (my husband and I plus Buckley) became a family and we loved Buckley for the next 10 years.
Buckley was the dog that protected each child by laying next to their crib. Buckley was the dog that comforted me when my best friend died at age 32. Buckley snuggled with and kept everyone in this family warm for so many years plus gave us his unconditional. Buckley taught us that we will always have room in hearts to love another dog.
This January 27th, A Dog’s Purpose comes out in theaters. Follow along as one dog changes multiple lives as he loves and loves again. Bring the tissues.
About A Dog’s Purpose
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’sPurpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. In theaters January 27th, this family film is told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.
Make Your Own My Dog’s Purpose Poster
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