Last Minutes with Oden

I heard about this short doco a couple of days ago, but I’ve been too afraid to watch it. I’ve grown up with dogs and know the pain involved with having to put one down. Today I decided to watch it anyway. I’m glad I did. I cried like a baby, but still feel happy I did. Unconditional love is an amazing thing.

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

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  1. I shouldn’t have watch this at work. Crying like a baby but oh so beautiful. My life wouldn’t be the same without my two boys – they make my life that much better.

  2. That is the most beautiful/terrible/wonderful/horrible/inspiring/crushing 6 minutes of video I have seen in a very long time. I am bawling my eyes out. Thank-you for sharing. (PS I just found your website and am a huge fan of your work…inspiring work)

  3. as of this moment i think my dog is dying and as a physician im helpless…seeing her suffer is as hard as a parent watching his children in pain.

  4. I can hardly see the screen for my tears. I’ve been putting off reading this post since you posted it mid-December. Any time you watch this it’s going to be bring tears. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I lost my dog to a snake bite 2 weeks ago…. this is a powerful doco that touched a raw nerve with me… Thankyou for sharing this clip..

  6. I totally know how you feel ! I am always too scared, too in love, too invested in man’s best friend to watch anything sad. I am glad I did watch “Last Minutes With ODEN” tho. I know God IS love and I keep asking Him to have a doggie heaven becuz they keep right on giving un-conditional love. They are teachers of love. I just hope heaven for them too.

    We commend your photography talent. Teach us !

  7. That was so moving to watch. So touching. My own 4 legged friends are barking in the background for attention. I will give them extra love today after watching this. And a reminder of the power of unconditional love.

  8. Has to be one of the best short docs’ I’ve ever seen It’s just packed with raw emotion, and I think all dog owners can relate to the shear heart ache they must have under gone, it makes you not want to have dogs, but then you realize how much they enrich your life during their short lives with us!!

  9. That was so painful but Oden had to go on. My cat died in my arms a few years back.It was slow and morbid. If I could have turned back time I wish i could have taken away the suffering for him. Beautiful sadness.

  10. That took me right back to when we had to put our family dog to sleep. Deciding that she was going to die was the roughest decision I ever made. And still, afterwards, a kind of relief. I had known for years that the decision of killing my dearly beloved best friend was eventually coming up.

    Damn, I miss her.

  11. I’ve been through that and it was one of the hardest moments of my life. Just to watch the eyes flicker one last time and the little body getting heavy. But there is something beautiful in pain and that short film really captured that. I’m glad I watched it.

  12. I’m not even sure how I found your site to be honest, but I’m glad I did. It’s 9am in Portland and I’m up rather early today. I decided to click on that video and I’m so glad I did. In an hour I’m going to the funeral of my best friend who died last week in her sleep. It’s true, there is so much pain and beauty in love.

    It made me cry, but I’m glad I did.

  13. Jonas, thank you for sharing this. The pain and the beauty of love had me in tears, I want to show this to everyone I know so that they too can be reminded of unconditional and fearless love.


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