Rescue (85 sec)

When South African filmmaker Dave Meinert took into his life a Great Dane puppy, whom he named Pegasus, he was told that the tiny canine might not live very long due to her difficult beginnings in a squalid backyard puppy mill. With this in mind, Meinert set about documenting Pegasus every day for six months as she walked or tried to walk on a treadmill. He then compiled the footage together and created an incredibly touching time-lapse film entitled “The Pegasus Project.” Meinert discussed the project in an interview with Fast Company.

“Rescuing her was a way for me to be sure she’d be looked after,” Meinert says. “For me, she had already been born—nothing was going to change that. By rescuing her, at least I could be certain that she wouldn’t be discarded.” Rather than dwell on the negatives about her life, he says, “I decided to make a record of the healthy days as a way to celebrate them.”

And also note that today (August 26th) is National Dog Day.

Source: Laughing Squid


  1. No words..

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  2. Inspiring story. Living in the present. Making each day count. 🙂

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  3. Got a little teary. Looks like a mutual love-love relationship.

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  4. very emotional story of grit and hope and faith.

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  5. David, thank you for posting these beautiful stories of compassion and love. There is so much good in the world.

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  6. L.O.V.E. Crocodile tears…

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  7. He nailed it. “Right Now” is always pretty great ! ☺

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  8. caused a 🙂

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  9. Great clip, David. (But now I’m never going to use a treadmill again because I see that it makes you bigger!)

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  10. Wow!!

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  11. Inspiring story. She’s beautiful.

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  12. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    Love conquers all…

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  13. Love and faith goes a long way.
    A lot to learn from this video.

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  14. No words…only tears and LOVE. Hugs to this guy!

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