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Video: In Dog Years

A celebration of old dogs, from the people who love them most.

That humans and dogs age on vastly different timescales is a fact that most dog owners understand all too well. This unfortunate reality ripples throughout the Canadian filmmaker Sophy Romvari’s documentary In Dog Years. A spiritual sequel to her film Norman, Norman, in which she finds herself half-contemplating cloning her beloved, ageing Shih Tzu, Romvari keeps the camera at dog-level in this short as she captures 10 sunsetting stories of human-canine companionship. Brimming with humour, heart, and very good boys and girls, these vignettes give rise to a bittersweet celebration of the ephemeral joys of loving dogs as family.

Director: Sophy Romvari

Website: CBC Documentaries

Text: Aeon

Running Time: 10 minutes

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5 comments on “Video: In Dog Years

  1. Barbara Huntington
    October 2, 2021

    When my husband died, old Kalani stayed perhaps a year longer than she would have. Now Tashi has been in my life almost 8 years. Taking her for walks, a quick hug ( she is more into belly rubs than hugs), just talking to her or sitting and staring out the window at the birds snd an occasional rabbit, have become integral to my life. With Covid I became more isolated, but having Tashi with me has made it ok. I felt a lump the other day on her side. We have an appointment and it is probably nothing, but this movie turned me into a puddle in the floor. Luckily Tashi is here to comfort me. Strange. Comfort me for the sadness I feel from thinking she won’t always be with me.

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    • Vox Populi
      October 2, 2021

      Yes, how we love our pets. Losing our dog Winchester 19 years ago was traumatic. It took many years before we could get another dog. And now Eva and I are very attached to our Josie!

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    • Barbara Huntington
      October 2, 2021

      When I write poems about dogs I allow myself to go back to the sentimental rhyming poems I loved as a kid

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Mrosenberg
    October 2, 2021

    The history of dogs and dog breeding is fascinating. While dogs evolved with different features across the planet, it wasn’t until they were classified, transported and selectively bred that we have “types” of dogs. British Colonialism runs deep in its impact on the every day lives we live.

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