i saw this japanese movie a long time ago. it's called "all about my dog". it has interwoven short stories throughout the film - each story featuring a different dog and its relationship to people. the last story features a girl named mika and her dog marimo. the first part of the short is letter from mika to marimo and the latter part is a letter from marimo to mika. it chronicles their years together, as a little girl and a young puppy to present day where mika is a teenager and marimo a senior dog. the whole short actually is their farewell to each other. it's so very touching and i literally cried my eyes out watching. and i manage to cry every time i re-watch it.
in mika and marimo's story, marimo recalls when mika taught her the names of flowers. i recollected this scene a few months ago and wanted to do the same for piri. i know. it's silly. dogs probably don't know the difference between one flower to the next, but i like having these conversations with piri. and i think he likes it too.
if you're interested, you can see the different flowers i've been showing him on instagram using the hashtag #flowersforpiri.
you can also watch mika and marimo's story on youtube here. but just make sure you have a box of tissues on hand. i just cried again watching it.
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