"I don't know if I have cancer or something. Ben always takes me to places we've been to and visits me from time to time.".
One day, he told me that if I was leaving, I must let him know. He doesn't want me to go through too much pain.
"We always travel together, and our friends call him 'the soul of freedom'.". We often camp, do yoga together, and even pretend to sail in the desert. "I used to pretend to be a big butterfly - and when he realized how capable I was, he always asked me to take pictures with him."
"Once I pretended to be a butterfly."
This is a dog named Denali telling a story about him and his owner, Ben Moon. A dog's lifespan is only about ten years, so for us, ten years of companionship is a lifetime for them. Freelance photographer Ben Moon filmed a 7-minute video saying goodbye to his beloved dog, Denali, but the narrator was not himself, but Denali.
After watching the video, my heart broke.
Ben Moon decided to shoot this video when Denali's time was running out. At that time, he was filming another project, and film photographer Skip Armstrong suggested that Ben take pictures of the dots between him and Denali. Shortly after the filming was completed, Denali left for good.
Born in Portland, Oregon, USA, Ben Moon is a freelance photographer who has worked with multiple explorers, athletes, and musicians. He always takes Denali on adventures, and naturally Denali often appears in his photography. "He suffered from cancer in his early years, and during this time, Denali has been with him.". In the movie, Denali said, "When I kiss him, I can smell the smell of medicine on his body. It's what people inject into his body to kill cancer cells. But it looks like he's been harmed along with him." Whenever someone tries to get Denali out of the hospital, it makes them hang a bit of a hat.
Denali was by his side when Ben Moon suffered from cancer.
The short film was finally produced by producer Ben Knight, who proposed telling the story from Denali's perspective. Ben Moon said that the right amount of humor and those moments that shake the heart form a balance, allowing the audience's attention to shift away from him and focus more on the bond between him and Denali.
Below are some of the photos that Ben Moon and Denali have spent together.