An Indiana film-maker captured the moment the family dog, Griffey, was put to sleep after he developed tumors and was struggling to stand up.
Set against old footage of the dog chasing rabbits and playing with the dog owner's children over the years, he explained that he had been meaning to have the dog put to sleep for a while, but had been putting it off.
He said, “We were talking to the vet about how long it would take and he said it would be a matter of seconds. Just then I was thinking "just stop and we'll take him home.”
He said, “You could see him pass away which was just really unreal, the end of an era… He was my best friend. He's always there, he's always happy, he's always wagging his tail.”
He added, “When I was sick, he was really the one thing I had. He helped me through.”
Todd (the owner) describes how Griffey was a normal puppy, and that one of Griffey's favorite games was to chase rabbits around the family back garden,though he would never catch them.
The filmmaker used music that he composed himself as the clip's score and took much of the footage for the film from old VHS tapes.