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Monday, May 1, 2017

A Dog's Purpose

Chewy and Jasmine were part of my viewing audience!  I got excited when I was asked to do a movie review for "A Dog's Purpose"!    We even received a special advanced copy!  (It will be released in stores on Blue Ray and DVD on Tues. May 2nd)

If you haven't heard of it yet, it's based on the excellent book "A Dog's Purpose" by  W. Bruce Cameron.

This is a movie that will tug on your heartstrings.  I'm not sure how much to write without having to give spoiler alerts.  Just so you're not mad at me #SpoilerAlert.  (There- now I'm safe!)  ;)
It's a cool story.  It's from the dog's point of view.  The main story is about a dog named Bailey (the golden retriever on the cover).  And his adventures with his boy Ethan.  The story follows their life together.  And then (hope this isn't a spoiler alert).... ***stop reading if you don't want to know!!**
(Or scroll to the end to enter the give-away to win a copy of the movie for yourself!)

(Random picture of Chewy to prevent accidentally reading the rest.)

I won't say too much about about the movie, because I think you should watch it for yourself.  But after Bailey's life is over, he is reincarnated as another dog... this time a German Shepherd named Ellie!  The storyline follows his life and the difference he makes in the life of his humans.  It's a really sweet story.  Especially the end.  (But again, I don't want to give anything away.)

I was watching the extras when they interviewed W. Bruce Cameron (the author).  And there is an interesting back story to how this book came about.  His girlfriend's dog had just passed away, and she was heartbroken.  They were driving, and this whole story came to him.  He said in the past when he's written a novel, it comes a little at a time.  Bruce said it was like this whole story was downloaded into his brain.  And he just told her the whole story for about 1 1/2 hours while they were driving.  

Anyone who is an animal lover will really appreciate this story.  Bruce also said that with his other books, he's had fans.  But he's never had fans like this.  (Dog lovers are a very loyal breed of humans in my opinion.)  

So- all in all, we give this movie 2 paws up.  :)

Photo Credit:  Sara Carson
Featuring:  Just Jesse the Jack
Hero the Border Collie
My Favorite Pup Jasmine

The movie is getting released on DVD/ Blue Ray/ On Demand on Tuesday, May 2nd.  So if you don't win my rafflecopter give-away (below), then you can just get yourself a copy.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FYI:  (Small print)

*Rafflecopter give-away open to US residents only.  Void where prohibited by law.  Must be 18 or older to participate (or have parent's permission).  Sweepstakes end: 5/9/17 @ 12 am.  Prize is 1 DVD of "A Dog's Purpose". (Approx. retail value: $19.99)  Winner selected at random by rafflecopter.

If you follow Jasmine's blog, you know that I occasionally do product reviews.  I will only work with companies that I feel would have quality products.  I only review products that I will personally use or give my dogs.  (or in this case.... watch!)  ;)
This is just my honest feedback about what I think.