08 May 2015

Tags: dogs, love, vimeo


There are countless videos we love to share, mostly because they are funny or cute and as animal lovers our hearts just melt when we see puppies. Then there are those videos/short films that really touch us and we find ourselves balling, like a dagger in our pet loving heart, when we see a fellow pet owner have to go through the unspeakable and that is battling something out of our control, and share it with the world. The bond between Ben Moon and his pup Denali is what it feels like to have rescued someone and then finding out that in the end they rescued you. Ben and his then girlfriend rescued Denali from a local shelter in 1999, soon after Ben and his girlfreind ended their relationship, Ben lived out of his car with his companion Denali. A photographer, Moon and Denali would live and drive out of their Subaru and photograph surfers and rock climbers in the Pacific Northwest. In 2004, Ben was diagnosed with stage 3+ colorectal cancer. While in the hospital, nurses would let Denali come and visit Ben, helping him through his recovery. After Ben beat cancer they hit the road again. Then, in 2013, Denali was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly at the age of 14, it was just too much for him and he passed away one month later. This video was so beautifully made, from all point of views, especially Denali's. We think that both Ben and Denali were very lucky to have had each other.

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Pictures via instagram @ben_moon