Read doc ☆ Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Hardcover

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Read doc ☆ Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Hardcover ☆ John and Jenny were just beginning their life together They were young and in love with a perfect little house and not a care in the world Then they brought home Marley a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy Life would never be the sameTheir heartbreak over the miscarriage He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen year old stabbing victim pierced the night Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature length movie always winning hearts as he made a mess of things Through it all he remained steadfast a model of devotion even when his family was at its wit's end Unconditional love they would learn comes in many for Ahhh I loved this book I laughed I cried I remeneniced I thought about my beloved black labrador Duff Just like John said They really are they when you need them Duff was always there for me Walks down the hill over the streets down by the Golf Course with the sunsetting Sitting on the couch together watching a movie Sitting out on the hill at my sunnyspot on the hill writing or listening to music Duff was always there Sometimes he slept on my bed but usually he had too many fleas I fed him gave him water took him on the most walks out of all the family members he helped me lose weight that way Then he got sick in his old age he was 13 years old I was there for him during his last months I was living at my parents house and happened to be dying I took him on some of his last walks trhough the countryside He would sniff the cows and they would try to knock him over probably 'dumb old dog' But he was ours Michelle saved another dog from his viciuos tearing I was too afraid to do it but she just jumped in there and saved the dog I mopped up Duff's 'who know' when he was too old to move That is how much I cared about him Dad would lift and carry him up and down the stairs I would give him hugs I loved his little face He just celebrates my teenagehood for me We got him when I was 11? and then he died when I was 24? I love Logan but I really loved Duff Probably because of our long walks we took together Him and I would walk for hours on the ranch and I would let him chase things in the river or down the gravel path I loved playing frisbee and ball with him when we lived at 5899 Marigold Ln at San Miguel Elementary he was so good at it He kept us safe too in our house on the hill when my parents were out at business meetings until 2 or 3 in the morning Duff was there and he watched over us all barking at anyone that came to the door He was one of the best things that happened to our family one of the few things that made us 'normal' and human I loved trips to Healdsburg memorial Beach with Duff and Dad Jeff and Michelle would come too and we would play for hours at the river Duff swimming fetching sticks and grabbing rocks in the water and struggling to bring them back to Dad It was one of the times when my Dad was truly happy If it wasn't for Duff I don't know if we ever would have spent much time together as a family He was a beautiful genuine soul He made my mom a Dog Lover and I myself will always be a Dog Lover I have a Dog personality rather than a cat Fun loving carefree and free spirited Dogs rock My favorite uote from the book is I have a theory and writing the book sharpened it that people can learn a lot from their dogs Lessons on how to lead happier fulfillinf lives Lessons for successful relationships Think about it Many of the ualities that come so effortlessly to dogs loyalty devotion selflessness unflagging optimisim unualified love can be elusive to humans My hunch is that people who act loke dogs have happier marriages That's assuming of course you don't marry someone who emulates cats Then you're in trouble Cats will outsmart dogs every time Page 304Yes I am a dog person and yes my first marriage was to a cat person He has said he loves cats So that's why it didn't work out Now I look for someone that has that same free spirited nature that I have This book made me think about my beloved black lab I pray that I can have my own black lab someday I want one so bad I need a house a stable job to care for the dog and time as well as patience It's funny because the way I think about having a dog is the same way most people think about having children the responisbility factor For me having children was like yeah let's just jump right in Dogs I know better I know what it takes I love this book and I am glad John Grogan wrote it His memoir is so complete moving and beautiful I want to live with that family I want to be able to have Marley or Duff to lean on when times get hard I absolutely love and cherish this book and will probably reread it just to live it all over again I was at work when I was reading it and I was sitting there at my desk literally sheding tears No one saw me though I also highly enjoy the fact that John is a journalist editor and columinst He inspires me I want to go to his book signing in November 2008 down in Corte Madera I may actually go meet him he is that good of an author and now one of my favorites Love it love it love it

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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together They were young and in love with a perfect little house and not a care in the world Then they brought home Marley a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy Life would never be the sameMarley uickly grew into a barreling ninety seven pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever a dog like no other He crashed through screen doors gouged through drywall flung drool on guests stole women's undergarme SO my mom sent me this book because she thought I was all down after a stupid break up and she wanted to cheer me up I wasn't really down I was totally fucking pissed off I went into reading this book seeing red Maybe that's affected how I interpreted it but I really think this John Grogan guy and his wife are complete idiots There is no reason to ever buy a dog ever Ever There are dogs dying all over the country because people abandon their animals or neglect to have them spayedneutered and these two roll up to a backyard breeder to pick out and pay for a puppy? Total bullshit I am so against the mentality that a certain breed has the traits someone is looking for or is the kind of dog they grew up with and have fond memories of and therefore has to be bred sold and paid for Go through a rescue group if you INSIST on being a breedistAlso? There are no bad dogs only bad dog owners World's worst dog? World's worst dog ownersThat being said I don't think these two abused their dog or anything They were completely unprepared ignorant and arrogant and I can not respect that at all If they weren't sure about having a dog and wanted to practice keeping something alive they should have fostered At least then they could have either backed out or adopted and had helpadvice along the way I didn't totally hate it though I am just awfully adamant about animal rights and buyingselling dogs is pretty much similar to buyingselling people to me

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Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst DogNts and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around including couches and fine jewelry Obedience school did no good Marley was expelled Neither did the tranuilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment Don't hesitate to use theseAnd yet Marley's heart was pure Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior his love and loyalty were boundless too Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy and I have a dog my first and like all good over excited enthusiastic first time parents when I got it I had every intention of reading every single goddamned book on the topic Marley Me by John Grogan was the next on a long and ever expanding list It had been on the bestseller lists for uite a long time and so I was expecting it to be a light enjoyable read The kind palatable to the masses and easily read between Mitch Albom and Nicholas SparksWith “Marley Me” I was expecting a dog book a man’s book I mean right on the cover is a picture of a cute little puppy looking up at the camera with innocent loving eyes and a subtitle reading “Life And Love With The World’s Worst dog” So I was expecting a book about a man and his dogWhat I got was a book about marriage and babies two things that gross me out Two things that my feelings about rank somewhere between ironing shirts and slamming my penis in a sliding doorThat being said this book is very very good By page thirty two my eyes were welling with tears The book actually ended up being a relatively slow read because I had to stop every other paragraph to lift weights drink beer at a strip club and watch kung fu movies in my underwear while eating a bowl of cereal for dinner You see “Marley Me” is not a story about a man and his dog “Marley Me” is the story of a young married couple that adopts a dog Like all good characters in good stories this particular dog is not perfect In fact it’s an outrage Marley is a barking drooling rampaging gnawing destroying pillaging Viking of a dog His energy is endless He is kicked out of obedience school He eats expensive necklaces He rips apart furniture He destroys an entire garage He transforms into a howling terror of a werewolf during thunderstorms He never stops He is always moving his frenetic tail constantly wagging and tipping over anything in its oscillating pathWith Marley’s hyperactive and destructive back story carefully laid out it is an emotional scene when the couple gets pregnant only to lose the baby in the first trimester and the mom comes home to be comforted by the surprisingly now calm Marley with his big head on her lap and his still patient body consolingly at her side I am a non breeder and when reading this scene I was an absolute mess I was a thirteen year old girl saying goodbye to her friends at the end of summer camp I was a mother at her daughter’s wedding ceremony I was the girlfriend who didn’t get anything from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day I was Meryl Streep in a Meryl Streep movie weepy and distraught Grogan poignantly balances the humor stress and satisfaction of pet ownership with a young wife as they transition into parenthood His story is a pleasure to read in its effortless weaving of funny anecdotes emotional growth and the changing priorities that come with parenthood all with an amusing animal for comic relief Hollywood could not have done betterThe Grogans get pregnant again and their birth story is one of the interesting ones I have heard again I’m a non breeder so hearing this kind of schmaltzy crap usually bores me to tears Why do you tell me this stuff? What do you want me to say “Congratulations you successfully carried out a maneuver that baboons accomplish every goddamned day but with less fanfare books websites and talking?” But the Grogan’s story is uite remarkable as it offers a uniue window into the child birthing methods of America Before the birth they reserve and pay extra for an upgraded special birthing suite When the big day arrives however they arrive at the hospital to learn that all of these suites are full “We can’t control when women go into labor” a nurse tells them Not only that however but all of the “normal” labor and delivery rooms are full as well A few phone calls some scrambling and they are led into a completely different part of the hospital The room they are put in is bare and unadorned lacking the floral curtains pastel pillows and cushy couch for dad that they had expected from their pre natal tourThe section they are in is for the poorer mostly immigrant population of their southern Florida community Seeing their dismay and concern the Grogan’s doctor assures them that since the poor typically cannot afford prenatal care they tend to have higher risk pregnancies so their room was actually euipped with specialized tools and instruments to prepare for these higher risk deliveries Also these poorer immigrants cannot afford the expensive pain relieving epidurals that have become such a common part of births in America so throughout their entire birth the Grogan’s are treated to the un drugged screams and painful yelps of their impoverished neighbors As a non breeder and a bleeding heart liberal all of this was thoroughly thoroughly fascinating Who would have thought? I open a book looking for a Jack London esue dog story and get a socio economic examination of the United States Ah books And to think there’s to this world than the news and current events I was getting from my usual two sources The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and my pot dealerFrom there the story meanders down a gently twisting road into an enjoyable story of an American family complete with happiness and sadness disappointment and success children and pet jobs and vacations The Grogans get pregnant again and with this baby mom goes into labor months too soon and is relegated to strict bed rest to prevent a premature birth A healthy baby boy is finally born at the same hospital and the day after Donald Trump’s baby Afterwards mom battles severe post partum depression and demands that Marley be given away At this point in the book I remember silently chanting my encouragements to the narrator to “Get rid of the wife Keep the dog Keep the dog” Ultimately there was no need for such drastic measures it’s too good and perfect of a story for tragedy This story is one where wives and misbehaving dogs learn to live in harmony There is the birth of a third kid a girl a new job and move to Pennsylvania complete with dog bellowing from the belly of the plane serenading all un amused passengers as his owners play dumb feigning ignorance and similar disgust at such an obnoxious beastAnd through all of this idyllic American family’s adventure and change Marley is there though growing ever older Marley of course eventually trots into the sunset and my tears were plinking down on the pages the whole way Grogan tugging every one of my heartstrings Since I have gotten a dog I have often remarked that they make great starter kids In fact I have often wondered why parents bother upgrading to human children given that dogs are expensive entertaining time consuming and very rewardingNow I know Dogs die We need something that will stick around a bit longer and wipe our ass