Calling all dog lovers! I am a HUGE dog lover and will see any movie about dogs so when I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of A Dog’s Journey which is a continuation of A Dog’s Purpose…I was all in! These two movies plus A Dog’s Way Home have all been written by one of my favorite authors, Bruce Cameron. Every book and movie so far has brought me to tears in the best way possible. He has a way with words that hit home and make you want to hug your pup a little harder that night.
Just watch the trailer and you will see what I mean:
I can tell you from seeing the whole movie, bring some tissues to the movies when you see A Dog’s Journey because it was a major tearjerker. I loved the huge theme of the loyalty dogs have to their human. In this movie, It is pretty magical how dogs sometimes find their way into your life and fill it with love for a moment or their lifetime. The first dog in this movie Bailey aka Boss Dog, who you will no doubt love and adore, finds his new destiny to watch over Clarity June (CJ) his owner’s granddaughter and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.
Boss Dog through all of the dog’s bodies he takes own over time and CJ are kindred spirits. Boss Dog always seems to find a way to continually lead CJ to where she ultimately needs to go in life and all the while filling her life with unconditional love and smiles. Without ruining the movie, Boss Dog leads CJ to a lifetime filled with love, partnership and family…something she had always dreamed of and likely thought would never be her story.
What I love about this movie is that the story rings true for my own life as well. I randomly came in to owning a dog when I was 19, in college and lived in an apartment where dogs were definitely not allowed. I had never been responsible for any living thing my entire life and it was definitely not an ideal time to own a dog. Long story much shorter, Madison was the companion and best friend I always needed and never knew I could have. We traveled the country together, she kept me safe and she licked my tears when I was sad. She knew how to always be there for me. She led to having another pup for her which then led me to meeting my husband. Madison was my girl for 15.5 years and brought me back home to Los Angeles where she ended her journey with me. I hope much like Boss Dog, she finds her way back to me.
A Dog’s Journey is out in theaters May 17th!