If you could bark what would you tell your dog? “If I Could Bark” is a wonderful short film about Jim Van Shaw, a man who loved his dog and wished he could bark to tell him all the things he wanted to share. The dog is named Ranger and became Jim’s best friend after Jim lost his wife to cancer. Ranger was abandoned by his owner and Jim rescued him when he realized he needed a friend. The film was directed by Shawn Welling and is the continuation of the story from 40 years before that was told in If I Could Talk.