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You Will Always Be My Best Friend

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A note from the artist: Many people have asked if they could purchase any gifts for loved ones who have lost a furry best friend, as well as to help comfort their own grief, so I have put together a Collection based on my viral Best Friend video (a portion of profits from my shop goes directly to animal rescue and advocacy groups).   xo-Amy

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48 comments on “You Will Always Be My Best Friend

  1. I´ve watched it many times but I just can´t watch it without crying. My baby is 17 years and 9 months and I know I will soon have to go through the ONLY disadvantage of having a dog….loosing her..

  2. Thank you for creating this. ❤️🙏

  3. I love this❤️❤️ I lost my mini schnauzer Chloe Marcelle last year and my heart is still broken.

  4. Absolutely so true. Makes me tearful, I so miss my fur babies.

  5. This still makes me tear up and probably always will. Thank you for showing us that our love for our animal companions in life is not something to hide or be ashamed of.🙂🙏🙏🙏🙏💚💚

  6. Linda Robb

    I lost my best friend six weeks ago and have just recently came across this site. How wonderful. I rarely comment anywhere but I felt I need to to try to help me through this. When I had to have my Yorkie…Dallas…put to rest I had said it was like someone drove a truck through my heart. Still today I feel the same. I am older and my husband is severely disabled. Dallas helped me through the very hard times. We would walk, and he was always the one who walked me. He was by my side always and I doubt I could have gotten through the hard times without him. I will miss him forever and I can only hope he is patiently waiting for me when I can return to him. I love you sweet ‘good boy’ and I thank you very much for this website. It is a joy.

  7. Vicki Kemp

    My buddy Spunky died today in my arms. He is a tri-colored Pomeranian and was 15 1/2 years old. Spunky was the BEST dog – EVER! My friend Tanya sent me your video, “You Will Always Be My Best Friend” and it was perfect! That is how I felt and feel about Spunky! He was house-broke in 1 1/2 weeks! Learned every trick and command with only 3 times of showing him. He wasn’t a yapper! Spunky loved all people – especially little kids! He made me laugh all of the time. He loved doing funny things…somehow when I was laughing, he would keep doing them! I often gave him rides in the basket on my bicycle…his favorite thing to do! Anyway, I have been crying and crying. There is a huge hole in my heart for my little dogs…Thank you for a wonderful video that really says it all!

  8. I’m sorry for all of your losses.
    This could have been written for me and my boy they even look like us. I got him at six weeks, and lost him suddenly aged 13 to a cancer that had burst inside him (hemangio?) I had a few signs from him but nothing major, which I put down to advancing age until that horrific morning I found him collapsed. The grief is indescribable I am still six months later traumatised and shocked at how hard it hit me. My life is empty and I’m lost without a dog, but I’m terrified to get another in case I can’t enjoy it, at the back of my mind will be the fear that I’m going to have to go through it again. Or maybe I will be better prepared next time? I miss my boy so much.

    • This is my story too. I raised Mimi from 7 weeks to almost 13 when she collapsed from hemangiosarcoma. It’s devastating. I hope you have come to find some peace.

  9. Thank you for this beautiful eloquent video.
    We had to let our beautiful 12 year old bischon go on the weekend. I haven’t cried this much in a long time
    We have all been so fortunate to have such special bonds with our fur babies.
    RIP xx

  10. I thank you for your reply. I have lived what I could be considered both ‘bad’ luck and great luck. Two months after losing my Bella, I was picked by another pup, 10 weeks old to be her hooman! I felt again. Love, a sense of purpose and the friendship only found within a puppy. She had a mid-grade heart murmur and I knew this when I adopted. Two weeks she proudly announced her name was Ollie. Two weeks later, I lost her to her murmur and heart failure. It was the best four weeks ever!. She now runs in fields without any pain. That little rug-rat… Twice this year I have lost a best friend. Twice, I would never give that away…

  11. A friend sent this to me after my Bailey of 16 years passed.
    I cried and cried watching this.
    It is perfect.

  12. I cried like a baby when I watched this. I lost my beloved pup Coco 4 weeks ago and my beloved cat Smudge Sunday. I can’t stop crying. The pain is excruciating, even with the support of my family and friends. Thank you. It’s beautiful

  13. Sleepynurse

    Thank you for this video. I lost my little Pekingese, Willow on July 10 just last month. I had him for 15 years. He was there for everything and he brought so much joy to my life. He soothed my soul and calmed my mind. He helped me through some tough parts of my life. I will always be grateful for the time that God shared him with me. I miss him but I will always love him and have a place in my heart for him.

  14. I love this thread, even though, it’s heart breaking…It is where I will be when one of my fur babies cross the Rainbow Bridge ..

  15. This is just so good… It says it exactly… My children’s furry brother, Bullseye, passed away on March 11th this year just two days after his 16th birthday. He was a Jack Russell x Chihuahua…and so, so sweet. He really was their little brother, as they were 7 and 9 1/2 when we got him. He was my shadow. And, as a puppy on the first day we got him, he wanted to sleep on my husband’s chest. On his last day, he also wanted to rest against my husband’s chest. It’s been over three months now, but I can still almost not watch this video even though I love it. This video speaks beautifully of the dearness of our dogs. My heart and Bullseye’s were just completely interwoven…and I miss him immensely. Thank you for making this lovely little film.

    • I’m so sorry you lost your beloved Bullseye. I teared up reading how he wanted to be on your husband’s chest again the day he past. So bittersweat. Sending you all much love. xoAmy

  16. I just lost my Bella on 15 June, 2018. I only had 23 hours to say goodbye as the cancer she contracted took her from me way too soon. She was only 9. I can say honestly that I cry every time I watch this. I have not truly begun to grieve. This was beautiful. Simple, yet it hits the mark with everything we all understand when we take that responsibility to become a parent. Thank you again, you have helped me to begin to heal.

    • This just breaks my heart. I am so very sorry you lost your beautiful Bella so young and so quickly. I’m sending you much love and a big hug. Hang in there. xoAmy

  17. Thank you i lost my little Zoe last thursday the message has helped me cope a little bit better

  18. So beautifully done! How can something be so sad, yet make me feel good at the same time? Therapeutic tears, I guess. I’ve loved many furkids during my life, but this always brings me images of my Gretchen, a funny little Dachshund, my heart-dog. <3

  19. Janette Bancroft

    Glad to know there are others who feel like I do about my fur baby. I lost my sweet baby girl just a week ago…… She would have been 16 on friday. Don’t know if I will ever get over this loss. …….

  20. Jeanne Bifulk

    I found this on Facebook and I was crying by the end. We just lost our son’s dog, Charile, on Feb. 10, 2018 and I am still grieving over her. She was so sweet!! This really helped me.

  21. Els from Belgium

    I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have watched this in the past 2 weeks when I had to say goodbye to my 14 1/2 y.o. furbaby Boo. Although it makes me cry every time it’s also helping me with my grieve because it helps me remember all the fun times we had too in the midst of feeling lost without my best friend. So just wanted to say thank you for making this.


  23. Me gustaría tener las las fotos de todo el cuento .me llegó al corazon , pareciera que fue hecho para mi .
    Me encantariare cibir las fotos o cuadros .

  24. Se sufre y extraña mucho la pérdida de un amigo peludo.
    No es fácil dejarlos ir .
    Se lo que se siente y no hay consuelo que valga.

  25. I cry every time I see this. It’s so beautiful, just like my precious little fluffy boy.

  26. Holly zendels

    how can I forward one of your cartoons to someone I know who doesn’t have a facebook page?
    Can it go via email

    • RedandHowling

      Hello Holly, Thank you for writing! I just enabled the “Email” share button here (located right under the video), so you can share with a friend :).

  27. Angela Miller

    It will be one year Christmas Morning that my Lillie died. I think of her everyday ,such a void in my life😢. Your beautiful video says it all❤🎄

  28. Ann Johnson

    Beautiful lost my Pickle (mini dachshund) 10 days ago would really like a copy to keep

  29. That is oh so true. I still miss my souldog, but I am sure that we’ll be together again some day.

  30. Jamie K Laine

    I just lost 2 of my best friends Agi, the love of my life had massive heart attack in June was only 8 my little man I still cry every day missing him!! And I lost my Paco Bear due to Hurricane IRMA no power for 6 days & he suffocated from heat! I still have my Cowboy left, Agi’s brother. What I feel is dead inside. Your video says IT ALL! Thank you!!!

  31. I just lost my baby and I love this! Just wish I could afford this pic!

    • RedandHowling

      I’m going to look into creating offset prints which will be more affordable than the archival signed prints. I’m sorry you lost your baby—it always breaks my heart when I hear this.

    • I am so very sorry for your loss. I would be glad to purchase the print for you if you’d like me to?

  32. Thank you. This video is priceless

  33. I’m sure this means so much to so many, it’s really wonderful 💖

  34. This is a very nice video. I want to download it..can anyone please suggest me how & where should I download this from?

    • RedandHowling

      Hi Nishma, The video is not downloadable, but you can view it on YouTube, as well.

  35. lost my 12 year old pug last month and I am so not okay, but your video was wonderful.

    • Meredith McQuade

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Bella was my heart dog and was 13 1/2, life isn’t the same with out her. Amy created magic in this video, it is my story but it is all of our stories <3

      • Thank you so much for your kind response. They say time heals. All I can say is hurry up time!

  36. Beautiful and heartbreaking ((( <3 ))) xxx

  37. Patricia Moore

    Oh my gosh….beautifully done and I posted on Facebook. Thank you.

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