Most recently, my uncle's upbeat YouTube video of his two playful Springers (Hope and Rosey) became an overnight internet sensation. On the video you can hear him singing his famous "Dinner Time" song—like a Broadway musical—while the "girls" twirl in synchronized excitement...down the hall...all the way to their bowls.
The video has appeared across several media channels including Good Morning America, Gawker, and the Huffington Post (just to name a few). It's incited comments like "Thank you to this cheerful owner for making me smile" and "Wow, does this man ever have a bad day?" It's happy...positive...and, just plain entertaining. But, what many don't know is that the most beautiful part about this video is what's behind the camera. You see, at the time that this was recorded, my uncle was in the middle of battling two types of cancer and undergoing intensive treatments...simultaneously.
"That day, in particular, was my absolute worst," he said to me. At that point, my uncle had been hospitalized twice and had to be catheterized as a result from the treatment.
"My two girls (English Springers Hope and Rosey) were my lifeline and the reason to get out of bed every morning. Thesong in the video and their excitement lifted my spirits every day during a very difficult and trying time," he said. "We do that song every day...twice a day. I am amazed that the video has taken off and truly blessed that I'm now three-years cancer free and am here to see and enjoy it. What a beautiful surprise! It brings me so much joy in knowing it's making others smile as well."
Talk about Beauty in Perspective.
Below is Hope and Rosey's Video Debut on Beauty & the Bean. To follow all of their other videos, be sure to LIKE them onFacebook and check out their new website www.HopeandRosey.com!
xo Kristin K.