Sunday, 11 April 2010

*Spoiler alert - don't continue reading if you're intending to watchi this movie*

Not sure if anyone of you have heard about this show - it's called Hachiko - A Dog's Tale. Me and bf watched it last night and I ended up bawling my eyes out. :( The movie wasn't really good actually but the story was really touching - if that is even possible. Haha! It was based on a true story which happened in the 1920's in Japan.

It was about a dog called Hachi (don't know where the "ko" came from because the WHOLE movie, he was known as Hachi) Anyway, as I was saying, the movie is about him (Hachi) and how he got lost and ended up on a train station. Someone found him and decided to adopt him. When he grew older, he would always walk the owner to the train station as he was going to work and everyday without fail, he would be waiting for the owner to finish work and come home at that exact train station. The pair continued their routine for a coupla years. One day, the owner suffered a heart attack. He died and never returned to the train station.

However, Hachi never stopped waiting. The owners daughter took him away to live with her but he would escape at all costs to try and get back to the exact train station to wait for him to come back. :( This went on for another 9 years that even the people who frequented the train station so often recognised him and helped with taking care of him (ie. food, water etc). Eventually of course, he died waiting at the train station. Today, they even have a satue of Hachi outside the train station in memory of him.

Can you believe it? Such a loyal dog! I cried so badly and my bf is going to kill me when he reads this but he was teary eyed too! =P

A picture of the real Hachiko. The breed is called Akita.

Poster of the movie

A photo of the Hachi in the movie. Look at him! Hoow can you resist that face. Haha!

Since this is a movie about dogs, I thought that this would actually be a good time to introduce the dogs we have in my house. Hehe...

Name: Bubbles
Age: 10 years old.
Weight:  About 5kg
Owner: Sister
Hobby: Going around begging for food and sitting around watching the world go round
Personality: Tiny but fiesty.
Picture Taken: Unknown

Name: Buddy
Age: 9 years
Weight: 8 - 10 kgs
Owners: Family dog. Dad bought it for me but I left to Australia not long after. Now maid takes care of him.
Hobby: Follow my maid everywhere
Personality: Sweet little doggie. Unfortunately has already lost his eyesight. So he does walk into things alot of the time
Picture Taken: During sister's wedding

Name: Gracie
Age: 1 year and a bit
Owner: Brother & wife
Weight: About 20kg
Hobby: Recently? Apparently following Tanya around
Personality: Playful and loving
Picture Taken: During doggie day out at sister's place.

Name: Logan
Age: 6 - 10 months
Weight: 25kgs? 
Owner: Brother in law and his father
Hobby: Going around trying to get pats from everyone as and when he can
Personality: Sweet fella who is just wants attention and pats. Playsful
Picture Taken: Right after he went for the *snip snip* :P

Name: Cookie
Age: 1 year - thereabouts
Weight: 10kgs
Owner: Me & Maids (I guess)
Hobby: Running around wildly and aimlessly when people is trying to play with her
Personality: Terribly afraid of strangers. Playful and also looking for attention
Picture Taken: While I was giving her a shower. Hehe..

So there we go! All the doggies in my household! Hehe.. Don't think any of them will be like Hachi though. In a way I do not want them too.. because it was just sad to see Hachi wait there for 9 years and the owner not showing up. Don't want to put them through that. =)

Comments (4)

On April 12, 2010 at 10:03 PM , Chris Wong said...

How come no mention of my doggy?
Mikki is not going to be a happy camper when she see's this..

On April 12, 2010 at 10:57 PM , Li Yen Lim said...

hehehe.. blame it on your lapper toppers.. :P

okay la okay la.. next time do 1 dedicated post for her k? ehehe.. i would really love one of her praying though! :D

On April 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM , Lish said...

Gavin wants to get an Akita doggie after the movie. Buddy's photo wasn't taken during wedding.. it was a random day lar.... apacams....

On April 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM , Li Yen Lim said...

but so mean! then the fella will just keep waiting for gavin.. when he's erm... not around! :P oh no meh? thought this was was the one taken during your wedding! oh! that one had a bow wan rite?


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