Unconditional Love in a World Full of Bad News...

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    Oct 08, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    At the end of the day, this reminds me how selflessness and giving more of yourself is what means the most...

    Leave it to a dog to teach us (again) what unconditional love is all about...

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    Oct 09, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    OMG I cried my eyes out for the whole thing! This is one of the most touching things I have seen here, and so very worth it for everyone to watch. Animals can truly touch us in so many ways and make such a difference in our lives.
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    Oct 15, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    If we could only have that human connection between humans......but I guess the lesson is more about a life in touch w/ another finding peace. thank gos for that!
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    Oct 15, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this video. It's gripping, and on top of that, God I love Sarah McLachlan's voice.
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    Oct 15, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    Uncontrollable tears -- it definitely hit home. :'(

    The song on this video is 'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan, it was played during my Grandmother's funeral last year. It pierces through the heart whenever I hear it.
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    Oct 15, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    It's disgusting how we treat the elderly in our society.
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    Oct 15, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    BronzeChew saidIt's disgusting how we treat the elderly in our society.


    Is that perception derived from watching the video or another source? I don't think hospice is subject to that criticism considering it exclusively caters to the terminally ill and very old elderly. What's distinguishing about that?

    i liked the video btw
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    Oct 15, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
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    BronzeChew saidIt's disgusting how we treat the elderly in our society.


    Is that perception derived from watching the video or another source? I don't think hospice is subject to that criticism considering it exclusively caters to the terminally ill and very old elderly. What's distinguishing about that?

    i liked the video btw


    I liked the video too. I'm talking about our societies routine abandonment of the elderly, including family. I work with nursing homes and the families of the patients, and it can be pretty disheartening how they are often seen as nothing more than an inconvenience. I don't know if the lady in the video has a family or not but it's pretty fucking sad that so many hard working parents end up alone, or if they're lucky... with a therapy dog.
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    Oct 15, 2009 8:44 AM GMT
    Dogs are awesome for therapy and just making people feel better in general. My brother got my mom one and the thing basically saved her life twice now. It has an uncanny ability to tell when shes about to crash from low blood sugar and has barked and caused a scene when she was out of it on both occasions and came and got me. icon_smile.gif

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    Oct 15, 2009 2:21 PM GMT


    This hits me right where I live....I do volunteer palliative care, usually in-home for those that don't want to go in to a hospice.

    I'm asked repeatedly how I can do this.

    Well, here's how....( thank you Sarah Mclaughin!)

    -Doug of meninlove





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    Oct 15, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    I hope that I am HALF the person my dogs think I am...