When Ben Denali first met, love was at first sight. Ben, a photographer, and Oregon surfer just broke up with his girlfriend, and his life took a new turn.
He decided to leave everything behind and took Denali on a journey. Then they lived a Bedouin life in the Oregon desert.
Soon, the duo's journey covered the entire west coast. From desert to beaches, the inevitable duo covered them all. It was a life full of adventure and joy.
But life will soon take a terrible turn. Ben and Denali had lived side by side in the wild for a long time. They slept in a convoy and watched every day as it came.
But nothing lasts forever. In June 2004, Ben's disease was diagnosed with cancer. Denali was next to him the whole time - even the doctors put him to sleep in the same room as Ben. During operations and treatment, Denali was always close to his owner and his healing power played an important role in Ben's recovery.
Bin finally recovers completely.
The friends spent another ten great years together. They have traveled and made many amazing discoveries. They lived a full life.
Exactly a month after Denali's diagnosis, in the middle of the night, he began to cough terribly. Ben and Denali played together on the beach the next day. But the next morning, Denali gave his owner an undeniable look: it's time to go. Ben made the difficult decision that most pet owners have to go through. His friend fell asleep.
Denali was fourteen years old.
See Denali och Ben’s emotional film below. It’s 7 minutes long