Sunday 28 May 2006

Book ~ "Marley & Me" - John Grogan (2005)

From ~ "Oh my. I don't think I've ever seen anything so cute in my life." Thus author Grogan's wife sealed their fate when they "just went to look" at a litter of Labrador retriever puppies and ended up picking out Marley. Maybe their first clue should have been that the breeder had discounted the price on their puppy, or when they saw his father charging out of the woods covered in mud with a crazed but joyous look in his eye. Despite these portents, Marley entered their lives, and nothing was ever the same again. Between careening through screen doors and swallowing everything that would fit in his mouth, Marley also managed to comfort these two when they miscarried their first child. Although Marley got kicked out of obedience training after he dragged the instructor across the parking lot and terrorized his pet sitter, he also landed a minor role in a straight-to-video movie. Marley, incorrigible though he was, had inserted himself into the author's life in a way no normal dog could. A warm, friendly memoir.

Excellent book! As a dog owner, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and could relate to many of the experiences they had.


~ames~ said...

I'm waiting to pick this one up from the library. Glad you liked it :) What kind of dog do you have? Marley sounds like my dog, Max. LOL

Teena in Toronto said...

We've got a llasso poo. Thankfully she's not a crazy and hyper as Marley :)

The book is definitely worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

Does anything happen to the dog in the end or is this a safe read??

Teena in Toronto said...

It's an account of the dog's life. The second last chapter deals with them having to put Marley to sleep because he's sick. That was a hard chapter to read. But the rest of the book is good.