June 25, 2014

flowers for piri.

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. 

 // linking up with blogpaws wordless wednesday blogshop


51 comments

  1. Amazing shots! :) I think it's brilliant that you decided to do this with piri. I will have to look for that movie!

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  2. This is perfect, so sweet. I think it's a great thing to do :) x

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  3. Aaaaaaw....Jane, you do find the sweetest stuff to share:)

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  4. OMG. I watched the youtube clip 15 minutes before my shift started {worst decision ever...I know, you gave me plenty of warning}. Everyone at work has been commenting on my puffy, red eyes, haha. I think it's really sweet that you're introducing Piri to different kinds of flowers. My grandmother used to do the same with me when she was alive.

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    1. lol! omg i manage to cry every time i watch this! it's so sweet and bitter sweet!

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  5. I just love these pictures capturing Piri's sweetness.

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  6. Just reading about that made me a little teary eyed! It sounds so sweet, though!

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  7. So cute!!!
    Interesting post!!!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC?
    Ciao bellissima!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  8. for piri and for my eyes. lovely (-:

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  9. I've heard about this movie! These are so sweet!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. This is an incredible set of shots. I love the one with the sunflower the best.

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    1. sunflowers are such happy flowers :)

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  11. I love those flowers with her! It is ever so sweet! I have not seen that film but fear that if I do that I would lose it as I have lost several dogs and there is nothing worse! Such a beautiful way to capture memories with your pup! Happy day to you! Nicole xoxo

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  12. Piri has got to be the cutest dog!

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  13. Oh my gosh, this is just all too sweet. My cats could care less about flowers, unless they are eating them and barfing them back all over my apartment.

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  14. this is so great. I love this concept
    xo,
    nancy

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  15. So sweet and beautiful. Would a Piri by any other name...?

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    1. :) is that a shakespeare reference? love~

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  16. So sweet! Peonies are my favorite. Have a great day!

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  17. it's not silly, it's lovely!

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  18. Ahh this is so sweet I definitely think Piri loves it :)

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  19. Awwwww. Piri is such a good model! Stella won't stay still for the camera.

    I'll have to check out the story because now I'm intrigued. -Jess L

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    1. piri doesn't like to sit still either and the few times he does i like to think that he is doing it for me.. and not the treat i am holding in my hand. :)

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  20. I loved that you were so inspired by the film and love your interpretation of their story that sounds incredibly sweet btw. I love films like that, that interweave several different stories with a unifying theme. I love the way you feel about your dog, these photos are adorbs :)

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  21. Piri is one lucky dog to have you and Yangkyu as family

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  22. What a touching movie! I know I would cry if I watched it. HaHaHa I cry at the drop of a hat. Love the first and last picture of Piri! HaHaHa those flowers are pretty!

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  23. Jane you are the sweetest. Love Piri's faces on the pictures like he was trying to memorize the names, very concentrated. I am sure he loves that moment of both of you together.

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  24. Jane you are the sweetest. Love Piri's faces on the pictures like he was trying to memorize the names, very concentrated. I am sure he loves that moment of both of you together.

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  25. Seriously cute! I love this collection of photos...look forward to seeing more

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  26. You are KILLING ME with Piri cuteness!! How is he so amazing!? I think it's sweet to talk with your dog; even if they probably don't understand the words, they understand the sentiments.

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