“Spirit Dog” is the second in a series of Dog Pearls that are essentially spiritual in nature. It was filmed in HD on a beautiful mountaintop bald in the Blue Ridge Mountains, June 2008. http://www.littlepearls.org/spirit-dog/
You can learn more about the Dog Pearls here: http://www.littlepearls.org/dog-pearls/
One planned Dog Pearl became two Pearls after Tucker, our beautiful white shepherd Dog Star, broke our hearts in November 2008 when he died at age 9. He is sorely missed.
Tucker engaged so well with the camera that day on the mountain that we wanted to create a Pearl for him and his family. His younger sister Lucy, a perky Boxer mix, is also part of this Pearl, with the two dogs romping together at the beginning.
Tucker represents all beloved animals who have gone to Spirit, comforting the ones they have left behind. Like the “Coming Home” Dog Pearl, “Spirit Dog” is a beautifully moving minute of dreamy slow motion. Both of these Pearls are poignant, comforting and spiritual. They address living - and dying - with ease, love and grace.
Dog Pearls are meant to encourage adoptions; a closer bond between humans and animals; and a sense of what we have in common with companion animals in so many life experiences. They are about what dogs teach us, in terms of being human, as much as they are about dogs themselves.