I was disappointed when I learned that only three other CCI puppies (and four of their puppy-raisers) would be attending the movie matinee at Liberty Station Saturday with Beverly, Steve, and me. “Yeah, it won’t be a total clown car,” the PR who had organized it said. She and I agreed we both were rather fond of clown cars.
But the outing still proved entertaining. The movie we saw was the Dog Movie du Jour, Lasse Hallstrom’s A Dog’s Purpose. Controversy has surrounded this film, stemming from the allegations that one of the animal actors was mistreated (forced to jump into a body of water when she was terrified). But I’d read enough about the incident to make me think the allegations were unfounded. A separate question was the wildly sentimental plot (“It’s canine Buddhism!” Steve exclaimed with it was over.) He and I normally tend to avoid tear-jerkers. But we wound up enjoying it in spite of ourselves (and all our tears that the film jerked.)
All the pups were well-behaved, although our seats were located at the other end of the aisle from the others, which limited the chances for doggy misbehavior.
None of the cinematic parts were as interesting as the (brief) opportunity to schmooze with the other movie-goers.
Then we all left the theater and made the pups line up for a photo. THAT was no fun at all.