Jan 26, 09
Read in January, 2009
Okay, I read two dog books in a row because my book club decided to do this for our February meeting. That said this book made me laugh so hard I cried and then, of course, I cried at the end as one must with all dog books if one loves dogs. I am the former owner of four Marley's--a black Lab, a yellow Lab (pure breed AKC registered and probably Marley's first cousin), a chocolate Lab, and a Lab/Husky/ Wolf mix. They all cost me thousands of dollars in vet bills, household and yard improvements and repairs, and pet sitters and dog walkers. Like Marley,none of them could tolerate fire crackers,thunderstorms,or being kept in a kennel. Maybe I am unable to learn from previous experience or just a bad dog owner/trainer. I loved them all and think of them almost everyday. I loved their loyalty, empathy, exuberance, and unconditional love. Like Marley these qualities made me overlook their inability to really follow the rules and their selective hearing whenever I gave them commands.