Oregon-based photographer Ben Moon has been together with his dog Denali for more than 14 years. These best friends shared a nomadic lifestyle and traveled all over the West. When Ben saw Denali at the shelter, they immediately connected. Before that, Ben wasn’t even sure he wanted a dog. But they have been inseparable ever since. When Ben was diagnosed with Stage 3+ colorectal cancer in 2004, he says Denali was a constant source of strength and support for him. His dog was there for him through thick and thin.

After Ben recovered, they went back to travelling. Unfortunately after a decade, Denali started his own battle against cancer. Everybody knew he had a short time to live, so one of Ben’s friends decided to film their bond at the beach – their favorite place. Denali passed away the next morning. He was 14 and half years old. This footage is from that day and it is now a short movie titled Denali. It is narrated from Denali’s perspective. Wait till you see this beautiful story!

Watch this heart-moving love story of Ben and Denali below. Let us know what you thought about it in the comments section!


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