Bailey: I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.
Bailey: So, in all my lives as a dog, here's what I've learned. Have fun, obviously. Whenever possible, find someone to save, and save them. Lick the ones you love. Don't get all sad-faced about what happened and scrunchy-faced about what could. Just be here now.
Adult Ethan: [throws the flattened football] Go! Okay, go get it.
Bailey: Be - here - now. That's it. That's a dog's purpose.
Bailey: [narrating] What is the meaning of life? Are we here for a reason? Is there a point to any of this?
[a litter of puppies]
Bailey: First, I had no idea what was going on. I... I couldn't see a thing. It was warm. There was my mother. Every day, I had fun. Was having fun the point? The whole point? No, it couldn't be that simple.
Dog Catcher: Here's one...
Bailey: And then it was over.
Dog Catcher: That's it for you.
[put him into his truck]
Bailey: No more fun. It seemed like such a short life. I mean, what exactly did I do? There was some playing. There was some eating. I dug in the dirt. But when I really thought about it, it didn't add up to much. I was back. And I was a puppy again. Alive and ready to ask the big questions. To dig for answers.
Bailey: [about Hannah] From that moment on, the girl was a member of our pack. I liked her. Plus she smelled like biscuits.
Tino: [at the veternarian] What's with these white-coat people sticking me with sharp things?
Tino: Slow down, slow down! My legs are barely legs!