This site is a way for me to document a film project I’m working on. The film’s working title is “When Dogs Die” and is an exploration of how humans deal with the death of dogs. I was talking with someone about dogs and their short life span and he said, “Getting a dog is guaranteed heartbreak.” Maybe that should be the title: “Guaranteed Heartbreak.” So we humans are always—unless we get hit by a bus first—going to experience a dog’s death. How do we deal with that? Different people deal with it in different ways. Some people may never get another dog. Others always have at least two around, so when one dies they are comforted by the others. Other people grieve, let time pass, and then start all over again with a puppy, knowing full well they’re going to go through another devastating loss in the next 10-15 years or so.
So I’ve decided to set out and discover what folks do when dogs die. I intend to use this site as a place to document what I’m doing, share what I’m learning, and just as a place to track what it takes to make a short film.
You can find out more about me, Erik Hansen, at my home page/blog site, erikhansen.com