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Losing a pet can be devastating. It’s no secret that our
furry friends have a shorter life span than we do. Which, in turn, means that
loss is inevitable. Our pets are like family to us. Losing a part of your
family is undoubtedly one of the most tragic losses you can experience in life.
Having to deal with the loss of a beloved pet is never easy. There are many
ways that a pet can die. It’s not just old age that tears us away from our
pets. Just like all living things, they also fall sick. And sometimes, it’s up
to us to pull the plug instead of seeing them suffer and battle with an illness
they can’t win. This takes a considerable toll on the average human. A pet can
also die from infections, allergies, and old age. Here are a few movies that
not only deal with the grief of losing a beloved pet but also helps with easing
1. All Dogs Go to
All dogs go to heaven is a heartwarming movie about the
mischievous Charlie. He’s already dead and living his best life in heaven at
the beginning of the movie. This gives the audience a sense that maybe the
afterlife is a pleasant place for our departed friends. We later see Charlie
come back to life to avenge his death. He learns a few lessons along the way
and happily goes back to heaven at the end of the film.
2. Marley & Me
It's no surprise that this particular movie ended up on
this list. We all know what happens at the end of this all-time favorite. The
movie beautifully portrays the bond between a dog and their human, built over
the years. Marley gets older and older, and one day, she falls sick. Much like
in life, we see what's coming in the movie but can't help but shed a tear as
Marley is ripped away from us.
3. I Am Legend
This movie reminds us why dogs are the best companions.
Even during a zombie apocalypse, Will Smith's character clings on to sanity
with the help of his beloved dog, Sam. While they were out searching for a
possible cure, they get stuck in a sticky spot, and Sam gets infected. The
movie is heart-wrenching in every way. The movie explores a type of Euthanasia
and what mercy killing is about. When you're stuck in a difficult situation,
sometimes, the most difficult answer is the most humane one.
4. My Dog Skip
This movie showcases the love between dog and man and how
both species have a symbiotic relationship. Skip helps the main protagonist
Willie, grow as a person, molding and changing him for the better. They go
through thick and thin together. This movie shows the difference a pet can make
to someone’s character as they grow.
Some other movies portraying the death of pets are 'Where the Red Fern
Grows,' 'Old Yeller,' 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale,' 'Eight Below,' and 'A Dog's