Blog Author's Comments -- I believe that if you have ever truly loved a dog or a cat, felt as if they were a very important part of your life, and if this video did not bring a tear to your eye, you have serious problems. My dog I received when I was one year old and my mother and I buried him when he was 17. Our cat was approximately one year old when we brought him home to live with us. He passed away at the age of 19. They were both very special beings and loyal friends who will never be forgotten.