Title: Marley and Me
By: John Grogan
Summary: Labrador retrievers are generally considered even-tempered, calm and reliable;and then there's Marley, the subject of this delightful tribute to one Lab who doesn't fit the mold. Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife, Jenny, were newly married and living in West Palm Beach when they decided that owning a dog would give them a foretaste of the parenthood they anticipated. Marley was a sweet, affectionate puppy who grew into a lovably naughty, hyperactive dog. With a light touch, the author details how Marley was kicked out of obedience school after humiliating his instructor (whom Grogan calls Miss Dominatrix) and swallowed an 18-karat solid gold necklace (Grogan describes his gross but hilarious "recovery operation"). With the arrival of children in the family, Marley became so incorrigible that Jenny, stressed out by a new baby, ordered her husband to get rid of him; she eventually recovered her equilibrium and relented. Grogan's chronicle of the adventures parents and children (eventually three) enjoyed with the overly energetic but endearing dog is delivered with great humor. Dog lovers will love this account of Grogan's much loved canine. ( Summary thanks to amazon.)
My thoughts: I never thought I'd read Marley and Me, I saw the movie didn't enjoy it at all! However my family dog was just enrolled in dog class and Marley and Me was one of the recommend read. Still didn't think I was going to read it there were six other recommend that looked better. But three my libary didn't how and the other three were check out. Now like okay I'll look at it- I read it in one day.I came out with some very useful knowledge about dogs and the fact that I don't think I'll ever own a Lab...