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PDF Ð BOOK Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog ✓ 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 intoTheir 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 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

TEXT ¹ Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Ô John Grogan

Nts 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

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Marley Me Life and Love with the World's Worst DogJohn 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 This is a mediocre book written by horrible dog ownersMarley sounds like an amusing guy; but I think pets are like kids you don't get nearly as much joy from people telling you stories about their kids as you do from watching your own I have dogs whom I love very much and often things they do I find to be very entertaining even though others might not derive the same level of enjoyment if I were to tell them all about it For this reason there are no parts of the book that are truly funny Perhaps I would have laughed at some parts of the book if Marley was my dog or if I at least knew Marley but he's not and I don'tUnfortunately this isn't what I disliked most about the book What really stands out is that the author and his wife are horrible pet owners At best they are negligent parents More accurately I think uite a bit of their behavior borders on animal abuse In the half of the book I read they did the following Decided to get a dog for purely selfish purposes parental practice Read nothing about the breed before choosing to adopt a Lab Failed to do any research into the breeder Failed to seek out a trainer to work with Marley's uirks despite obvious behavioral issues Failed to provide Marley with adeuate protection from storms which completely terrified him Used a choker with zeal while almost deriving joy from Marley's near self strangulation Allowed Marley to escape from a moving vehicle seemingly finding humor in Marley hanging out a moving car by his collar The worst part comes at the end During the last few weeks of his life Marley becomes very sick What does the author do? He leaves the dog at the vet's office and packs the family into the van for a Disney vacation Fortunately he gets back just in time to have Marley put down I then get the impression that he expects us to feel sorrow for his loss I can't imagine going on vacation while either of my pets are left deathly ill at the vet's office I had already developed a strong dislike for the author's idea of pet care This last incident really validated that opinion