"No matter how many times someone has been knocked down, with the help of their loved ones they are able to get back up easier and faster. A pet has the power to do help and guide any owner to recovery." – Andrew Hem
"The poet Byron once described a litany of strengths and virtues as "unmeaning flattery" when applied to a man, but nothing less than "a just tribute" to a loyal dog. Get Right Back Up, a beguiling piece by Andrew Hem, is certainly a just and fitting echo of that sentiment, but it's also much more.
This girl and her companion share more than the usual bond between owner and pet. Neither is powerful in shape or intimidating in size, and they both seem to be well acquainted with adversity and disappointment. The weather buffets them both equally and that background with its fierce cascades and threatening clouds obviously implies that nothing is going to improve right away. It doesn't matter. Love and courage are formidable weapons - and they always will be." – Robert Del Valle