Families can talk about the right choice for Michael -- should he go to veterinary school or stay home to take care of the orphan dogs? Why? How might his accident influence his decision?
Why are movies with animals so popular? What makes a good animal movie?
Discuss the many threats to the orphan dogs in this movie. What were the filmmakers trying to accomplish by placing them in jeopardy so often? Were they successful in building suspense, or did it become confusing?