Old Yeller really is a sad story.
My sobbing daughter crawled in bed with me this morning as I was waking up. She had just finished Old Yeller. I knew that it ended not so well for the dog, but I must admit, I have never read the book or watched the movie.
I listened to the story and rubbed her arm as she walked me through the bull-fight, the odd cow pacing, the hog tagging, and finally… rabies.
It was a great talk about a good story and about how people and animals work and live together. It really is a sad story though.