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Marley & Me by John Grogan
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Feb 03, 09

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Read in February, 2009

This is a book for dog lovers, and for those who have been loved by a dog. The Grogans may not have been the best dog trainers in the world, and they may have made a common mistake of buying their dog from a backyard breeder, but what they did right was they loved their dog, and stayed devoted to him through his whole life, from puppyhood to old age. In this throwaway society, where many people consider pets to be "disposable", to be dumped at the pound when they are no longer a cute puppy, or when they start misbehaving, the Grogans did what all responsible pet owners should do. They stuck with Marley, they tried to learn, they tried obedience classes, they worked with their vet to help control Marley's issues, and they actually considered their dog a part of their family, through good and through bad. Marley was one lucky dog, to have been owned by a family who loved him for who he was, and loved him for his whole life. Every dog should be so lucky.
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message 1: by Maja (new) - added it

Maja The best review for this book, its not how good owners they were, its the way they loved him...


Sheila Thank you, Maja! You are right, it is all about the way they LOVED Marley.


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Maja Im a HUGE animal lover, and i was kinda sad from the bad reviews i read and the critics about how bad owners they were and how they didnt teach him to act nice when the simple message of this book was the love they gave to eachother through the years together, and the things Marley teached them. Afer all, who said that all dogs need to be trained to act well and nice? I belive every dog has peronality same as humans and Marely was only more alive dog than others, that doesnt mean the owners were bad, no , they were one of the best cuz they loved him as he was. I was so glad that after so many reviwes i found yours, and was happy that there are people who are really getting the point and the message of this book.


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