― Watching a movie of Richard Gere running around with a huge dog triggered this post. The movie as you might have realized is ‘Hachiko’. A movie based on a true story from Japan. The story goes that an Akita breed dog used to follow its owner to the railway station, from where he went to work and then used to come back at sun down when it was time for his return. One day the dog's owner died while at work and did not return. The faithful dog maintained a vigil for the next nine years, daily [...].