So the middle school kids had the opportunity to read this and last night we took 75 kids to see it. There wasn't a dry eye in the place. I'm talking girls, boys, teachers and staff. Because if you've ever had a pet that you've loved and made a part of your family this movie is like watching your own story. Dogs can make messes and chew up your favorite shoes or couch but they can also love you when you need it the most. Our dog is a member of our family and as it gets harder for him to climb the stairs and jump in the bed with the boys , I worry how much longer we have till we have to tell him goodbye. So pet owners who have loved and lost this book is for you. Have tissues handy.