THE DOGS DIE!
Oops, I think I am supposed to yell "spoiler alert" before that. Too late.
Now, once I saw how my little toughie Hadji took the tragic movie, I was addicted. I mean, like a caffeine- addict- watching- the- pot- brew -addict. I found any movie with an animal and loaded it into the queue. Not all are tragic, but I admit... I think it is good for him to get in touch with his emotional side. NOTE: I said emotional side, not feminine side. Two very different things folks...
Anyway, I had no clue when I loaded the Velveteen Rabbit in, that it was SO STINKING SAD. I left the room for a minute, near the end of the movie, and hear sobs. I mean, audible gasps, sniffles, and maybe even a little gnashing of teeth. I walk in and Hadji is just bawling. Then I look and Alden is too. It was beyond pitiful. Apparently, they actually BURN the rabbit. (scarlet fever + germy stuffed rabbit = firepit )
Poor Hadji. I finally said, once the movie was over, "Well... did you like it?
His reply, "Well, I did until the end, when they BURNED him!"
I tried to make the best of it, "but look Hadji, he turns into a real bunny! A real live bunny!"
Tearful response, "Yeah, until a hunter shoots him..."