People with kids often really hate it when we childless folks equate our pets with children. They're wrong. If we truly love our pets, then they are our friends, our family, our soulmates, our protectors, our confidants, and yes, our babies. My dog is my baby and my best friend. She has been by my side when I was sick, when I was sad, when I lost a pregnancy, when I couldn't get out of bed. She makes me laugh every single day. She listens to me when I need it the most. My house feels empty and vast when she's gone even for a few hours. I can't imagine my life without her in it. She needs me, and I need her.
Denali is a tribute to one man's dog and the life they led together. If you are a pet owner, it will make you weep. Let it. Then go snuggle your bestie as hard as you can.