Human-Dog Bond Explored in My Dog Tulip
Our relationships to our pets can be complicated. With Mother's Day this weekend, I have been thinking about my relationship with our beautiful Shepherd-Husky dog Cleo. We have been together for more than five years now. Our time together has flown by, and in many ways is still as murky and self-correcting as our first rainy night. I learn so much about myself and her, not to mention dogs in general, on a regular basis. Sometimes I am embarrassed by what I don't know.
To honor the mystery of these relationships, here is a wonderful book and now animated feature called My Dog Tulip.
My Dog Tulip is a beautifully animated story starring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini (love her! Did you see her Animals Distract Me film?).
MY DOG TULIP is a bittersweet adaptation of the late British author, J. R. Ackerley’s 1956 memoir, that explores the 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian dog Tulip. Many of us can relate to the intense contemplation surrounding their relationship.
This is a short video clip that gives you a sense of the touching narrative --
Telegraph UK Reviews My Dog Tulip
Time Out London Reviews My Dog TUlip