“I think Ben knows I’m dying.”
These are first words on this video from Denali, a striking pit bull/husky mix, to his lifelong companion and Oregon-based photographer Ben Moon.
This video documents Denali’s final days with Ben while providing a retrospect of their relationship together.
In typical dog fashion, Denali’s narration of the video isn’t sorrowful or wistful. It’s an insightful celebration of his relationship with Ben that has both funny and sad moments.
In my favorite part of the video, Denali explains that when Ben had cancer, he wouldn’t move from his hospital bed. He then says, “If anyone had tried to take me from his hospital bed I would have bitten their face.”
Ben recovers from cancer, but Denali is sad that Ben will have to poop in a bag for the rest of his life “because mainly he already had to put all of my poop in a plastic bag.”
Even if you don’t like to watch videos about dying dogs, you should try watching this one. All dog lovers should watch it.