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Old April 12th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Talking Another Doggie movie - Hachi

Moving & inspirational...for all dog lovers out there....

trailer linky : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaS37E3gKOU

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Old April 12th, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Not a bad movie, but if you can find it, watch the Japanese original (1980's) - so much more realistic....
And yeah, we all .....
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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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a beautiful story

(but I always worry about glamorized Hollywood movies with dog stars, especial with a breed like Akita's (an amazing breed but ya gotta know a bit about them and training and the importance of socialization, etc.) just that it doesn't result in a boom in Akita BYB or millers)
Magnolia (aka Nolie) - 6 yrs old, adopted May 3, 2009 - mixed breed monster mutt
R.I.P. Chloe - my first Golden girl - we said goodbye but you will always be here (1994-2007 adopted April 2000)
R.I.P. Molly - my Golden girl, who's causing havoc over the bridge now - (1999-2009 adopted May 2007)
and love for my "lost ones" - Misery, Clover & the girls (chickens)
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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:10 AM
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I purchased Hachi the day it came out. I love it, and I lent it to a friend (former Akita breeder). It's a lovely movie.

I don't think it will inspire a BYB Akita movement like other films (Marley and Me, and of course the disastrous - 101 Dalmatians), only because of the extreme rarity of the Japanese Akita in North America (the more typical American Akita looks quite different to the average person).

Interestingly enough, the film comes with a warning at the end (ie. this Akita is not typical).

I did have a person approach me recently asking about my Japanese Akita puppy (he is a full-grown Shiba Inu, so he looks similar but is certainly not the same), and talk about how amazing it was that the Akita always comes back He seemed a bit mentally-challenged so I didn't try too hard to explain how different the movie Hachi was from a typical Akita, but I suppose people will believe anything without research.

Lovely story for dog owners - it reminds you how important each day with your furbaby is, because it can end instantly. I think my husband and I were choking at the end it was so sad
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