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Bring the Hachi spirit into your world through the practice of love, loyalty, and friendship - the values that Hachi and our beloved canine friends live every moment of every day.

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I’m Vicki, the creator-producer of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. My mission is simple: Share Hachi’s tale with the world to help people transform their lives, heal the world around them, and increase compassion and respect for our animal friends.

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Hachi’s story is one of inspiration, one that teaches us all about the importance of loyalty, faith and undying love.

The legacy of Hachi is one that has transcended time and space - starting out in a small village in Japan and eventually making its way to movie screens around the world. The wide appeal of Hachi’s story is in the potent, radiant energy of a dog’s love, loyalty and faithfulness. These qualities that come so easily to dogs are not so easy to us humans, which is why they’re so transformative.

Deeply emotional animals, our dogs feel experiences. They love unconditionally. And the reward for doing so is that our furry friends make us better, kinder, and more emotionally in tune with the world around us.

Animals don't speak our language - they have no “voice". But they speak to us in a more profound way than humans do. When you listen, you will receive powerful lessons that could change your life.

Hachi's spirit lives on every time his story is told around the world.


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Enjoy a healthy dose of Hachi Life posts - filled with fun, clarity, smiles and feel-it-in-your-bones wisdom. On top of this, you’ll receive:

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In Memory: The Animals Lost After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of March 2011, the Japanese government wouldn’t allow residents to rescue their left-behind pets. It was deemed a health risk. .. Hachiko is just one symbol of the strength, beauty and resistance of animals....

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5 Ways A Dog Helps Your Health

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Dogs are fantastic companions who bring all sorts of joy to our lives. Through them we can learn to open our hearts and live a life of meaning. Dogs also have very a very practical impact on our lives and our health, as we will discover here! .. Click...

November 19, 2019/1 comment

Can Having A Dog Help You Live Longer?

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Could a puppy prescription be a new treatment for old age? .. The dog-lovers among us have felt this to be true for a long time. I have certainly seen the benefits with my own eyes - but science has confirmed that owning a dog helps you live longer and...

October 15, 2019/No comment

Why crying during Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is good!

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One minute I can be watching a movie, then all of a sudden the emotion wells up and then… Know the feeling? .. “A good cry.” The positive and negative going hand-in-hand. Crying can be seen as an expression of sadness, a cue that we need comforting. But...

September 17, 2019/8 Comments

The Pets who Survived Hurricane Dorian

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As Hurricane Dorian made its way over the Bahamas and up the east coast of the United States and Canada last week, we’re still only beginning to understand the damage it has caused so far, particularly in hard-hit areas like the Bahamas. Unfortunately,...

September 12, 2019/4 Comments

Dog Bucket List: 10 Fun Things to be Like Hachi!

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Many of you have probably thought about your lives and come up with all the things you want to do before your time here is up…but what about your dog? For that reason, we must cherish the time we have left with them. Making a dog bucket list is the best...

July 16, 2019/No comment
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