I watched this movie yesterday with one of my relative. It's a 2009 American movie based on the true Japanese story which happened back in the 1923-1935. It's about Hachi, one rare loyal pet/dog. It begins when a professor finds him at a train station. The Professor at first tries to find Hachi's owner or asks someone else to take him in, but no one wants him. His wife doesn't love puppy, but she finally gives up after seeing her husband's and Hachi's bonding. They are inseparable. Hachi always sends his owner to the train station when the Professor goes to work and come back home afterward. He will fetch the Professor again at the train station at 5pm when the Professor comes back from work and together they walk home. This continues for sometimes until one morning when Hachi refuses to send his owner to work. The Professor finally leaves without him. Hachi then goes after his owner with the ball in his mouth, the Profession is surprised but pleased that Hachi is eventually willing to play fetch with him. They play for awhile, and the Professor leaves on the train despite Hachi is barking at him. At work that day, the Professor dies while giving lecture to his students. At 5pm Hachi comes to the train station as usual, but his owner doesn't return. He is later given to the Professor's daughter and son-in-law. His wife moves to another town. Hachi escapes his owner's daughter's house. He finds his way back to his old town where his memories with the Professor were make. He walks to places where he used to walk with the Professor. He continues waiting for his owner at the train station and looking for food at the restaurant nearby where the restaurant's owner always feed him whenever he passes by. He sleeps under the old train carriage at night and wakes up when the train arrives to wait for the Professor's return. He waits patiently for his owner about a decade. One day, the Professor's wife visits her husband's grave, she tells one of the Professor's friend that she still misses him even though it has been a decade. Arriving at the train station, she is shocked to see Hachi old, dirty, and weak, still maintaining his vigil. She then decides to wait with him for the next train. That night, Hachi returns to his usual spot, lies down and falls asleep for his last time, dreaming of his owner, and later sees a vision of the Professor who picks him up before their spirits rise to heaven.
This is the official movie trailer:
|Statue of Hachi, Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan|
Someday I'm gonna pose with Hachi!
|His stuffed and mounted remains are kept at the National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo.|
The real Hachi was born in November 10, 1923 and died in March 8, 1935. Thankfully, I watched this with my relative otherwise I'd cry my eyes out. I was trying like heaven to hold up my tears. My face was red all over. I couldn't blog about it at all yesterday and thought everything would get better by today, but heaven NO!
For all dog lovers, I highly
p.s. gotta love my dogs more!