Service dogs fascinate us for quite some time. In fact, there was a movie made to show not just what service dogs do, but how do they affect and how they contribute to the lives of the person that they’re accounted for.
The Dutch movie documentary “Buddy” directed by a humanist Heddy Honigmann, captures not just the everyday lives of the patient and the service dogs; but it also captures the emotion between the master and the dog. This movie features six different ordinary people who needed aid from service dogs all unrelated to each other.
Service dogs are known for their capability to help patients cope with post-traumatic events, blindness, depression and so on. The movie is inspirational with the way it captures the essence of a service dog in the lives of its owners. It’s often rare to capture the emotion from animals but the movie Buddy was able to highlight that in each relationship between the animal and its master, emotion is the only key that binds them together.
One movie that really left a mark on every watcher is the story about Trevor. Trevor was a veteran and had a post-traumatic syndrome. He’s severely injured from a duty located in Afghanistan. The horrors from all the wars and the sight of blood would never leave his memory.
As a veteran, he suffers from the sadness of this psychological distress that hunts his memories every day and night. Mister, a service dog assigned to Trevor was said to have the skills that it can sense whenever Trevor experiences some flashbacks.
Mister’s alertness always helped Trevor to recover from a frightening memory depression that can strike at any time and at any place.
The movie captured how well the patient and the dog connects as one individual and not as two separate entities. The bond of the master and his dog is the most special bond anyone could have– that it makes the two different entities one.
Watch the video to see how these service dogs create a huge impact in the lives of humans:
Source: Grasshopper Film via YouTube