Stay-At-Home Movie Night
March 18, 2011 § 4 Comments
In the past, before the arrival of Miss Maple, MM and I would rent a movie (or two or three) and watch it over a long weekend. These days, we consider ourselves lucky if we can catch thirty minutes of the evening news let alone remain fixated for a two-hour long movie. You see, Maple is simply not a couch potato and would protest if MM and I divert our eyes away from her even for a split second: “What can possibly be more entertaining than me?” she would ask with her big round eyes.
So it was a pleasant surprise, when one Friday night, we brought home a movie that peaked Maple’s interest. That movie, of course, is none other than Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (2009).
Maple could not part her eyes from the Akita(s) that played the role of Hachi—she was smitten by Hachi’s good looks and loyalty towards his adoptive pawrent, Professor Parker Wilson, played by Richard Gere. Maple went in and out of slumber throughout the movie, but each time Hachi entered the scene Maple would sit up straight and squint at the plasma screen as if she were whispering sweet nothings via telepathy.
To the survivors and victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, may you find courage and solace through humanity in this most devastating time. And lest we forget the helpless furry ones whose homes have perished and whose owners may never return—may they find comfort in the arms of others.