Having a dog beside you as a faithful companion is one of the best gifts that we can ever have. From the day we first meet them till the day we say goodbye, they remain our best friends. But a dogs life is so short… they cross the rainbow bridge a little too soon… and it really is a painful experience for all the dog owners. To see your beloved pet, your friend, your companion at all the good and bad times go away like this is an experience we never want to get. Yet, this is what we have to suffer one day. Saying goodbye is tough… it breaks our heart… but we have to. So, when Movie Director Kevin Smith found his faithful dog for 17 years, Mulder, dying due to old age, he couldn’t take it.
GOOD DOG “Dark day in our household: our oldest dog Mulder is dying. As I’ve spent the last year carrying him around like Hodor, I’m not taking this terribly well. They never tell you when you get a dog, but there is a price to pay for being the recipient of 17 years of unconditional love, loyalty and companionship: they take a huge chunk of your heart with them when they go. I’m reminded of a line from DOCTOR WHO, Series 2 – the “School Reunion” episode (which featured the return of Sara Jane Smith and the robot dog K-9, ironically enough): “You can spend the rest of your life with me… but I can’t spend the rest of my life with you.” And later, when Rose asks Sara Jane if she should go with the Doctor, Sara Jane responds “Some things are worth getting your heart broken for.” Mulder was beyond worth it. Fuck, this hurts…” A few hours later, Mulder passed away… Kevin updated everyone and wrote: 1pm UPDATE: He’s gone. RIP Mulder, my Buddy-Man. Thank you for 17 years of sheer joy and affection. It took a dog like you to make me a better person. If you’re a dog-owner, go hug your dog a little tighter tonight. If you’re not a dog-owner, think about becoming one. It’s all love.” Good night sweet Mulder. Rest in Peace Make sure you share this with your friends who love dogs and remind them to take Kevin’s advice and hug your pet close to your heart as much as you can while they are with you.