Heartbreaking Short Film Shows The Joy And Sadness Of Being A Dog Owner

"If Only I Could Speak" shares all the thoughts a dog wishes he could share with his owner.

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The film was made by a student at Riverside Christian College in Australia.

If you’re lucky enough to have a dog, you might want to scratch him a little more behind the ears, hug him a little more tightly and maybe give him an extra treat after you watch this short film.

Lucinda Allanson, a student at Riverside Christian College in Queensland, Australia, captured all of the joy and sadness of sharing your life with your dog her film, “If Only I Could Speak.”

The 4-minute clip shows the intertwining lives of a man and his Boxer, from the first day they spent together until the last.

The number of people who can resist this face? Zero. Via Riverside Christian College/YouTube

The number of people who can resist this face? Zero. Via Riverside Christian College/YouTube

The film has titles interspersed with the images, each one a thought from the dog’s perspective.

“I appreciate the things you’ve done for me,” the dog thinks. “All the days you’ve spent with me.”

These are the moment to cherish. Via Riverside Christian College/YouTube

These are the moment to cherish. Via Riverside Christian College/YouTube

As the Boxer grows from a clumsy puppy to a curious adult, the film shows everything from the good times (chasing a ball on a beach, sharing an ice cream cone) to the bad, as the man mourns someone that he loves.

But when a title card appears that says, “I’m old now,” just know that it’s a good time to reach for the box of tissues. And to reach for your own dog, too.

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  • Why has the video been taken down??

    Frank October 28, 2015 9:15 am Reply
  • Copyright infringement? There is a similar film with a lab….7 mins long released earlier this year and in my opinion seems to be a direct copycat…http://youtu.be/NuOCeJSQCTs thoughts to those who saw the boxer one?

    Jason October 29, 2015 3:15 pm Reply

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