- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Released: September 22, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Questar
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Bonus program: Underdogs
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
In this episode of the NATURE documentary series, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent explores the enduring bond between humans and domesticated cats and dogs through the personal stories of pet owners and the animals they love.
Why We Love Cats and Dogs - Some people are cat people, some are dog people. Regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets. The connections we form with our cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in our lives. They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children. We spend significant time and money to provide the best possible life for our pets to show that we love them. Four-time Emmy Award-winner, filmmaker, and director Ellen Goosenberg Kent achieves the definitive portrait of humans and their pets. Rating: TV-G.
Bonus Program: Underdogs - Nature's Underdogs tells the poignant story of two misfit dogs whose lives were turned around by people who saw their potential for greatness. Holly and Herbie were renegade youths. Holly, a one-year-old bloodhound, chewed everything in sight. She had been removed from six different homes by ten months of age. Herbie, a three-year-old bearded collie, could not rein in his impish personality or his penchant for attacking livestock, putting him at risk of being shot by a local farmer. As their stories unfold, we witness the powerful bond that develops between trainer and pupil. Celebrate the beauty of a second chance with these remarkable and resilient underdogs. Narrated by Henri Winkler. Rating: TV-G.