Has anyone read Marley and Me?

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    Jul 08, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    Well I just read it finally after my parents gave me it to me to read a year a go right before we had to put our lab Mac to sleep after 14 years. I couldn't read it at that time because I knew his days were numbered, my parents wanted all of the kids to read the story. I would not see the movie either when it came out. I seriously was getting all choked up in the coffee shop this afternoon at the end of the book, everyone warned me that I would probably cry. Anyways To all dog owners out there I definitely suggest that you read this story and appreciate the time with your dog. I guess now I will watch the movie. Our dogs are truely the ultimate companion and family. Just wanted to share my story. Thanks icon_smile.gif
  • beaujangle

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    Jul 08, 2010 10:31 AM GMT
    I've seen the movie and yes, I cried. My lab is now old, like 13 or 14 yo. She's still healthy but then we know that dogs' days are numbered ....
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    Jul 08, 2010 10:55 AM GMT
    It's a short book, and an easy read. I read it over the course of a work day (morning train/lunch break/train ride home). By day's end, I was a blubbering mess.
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    Jul 08, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    Great book. Definitely a tear-jerker ending, but you gotta remember that life is about the journey. A lot of happy, fun and funny memories that came along with that sad ending.
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    Jul 08, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    Read the book, loved it. Had a yellow lab, although not as bad as Marley....close.

    Didn't see the movie...didn't want to ruin the story.
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    Jul 08, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    i hate reading but after watching the movie i had 2 go and read the book lol and i must say its a great book
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    Jul 08, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    It's a great book! Just like everyone else, I was a blubbering mess by the end of it. I didn't enjoy the movie though. As usual, Hollywood ruined a great story!
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    Jul 08, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    My mum gave it to me after our black lab Mr. Dowser died. I've refused to read it and watch the movie cause I know I'd get super sad. But if you say it's worth it..
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidMy mum gave it to me after our black lab Mr. Dowser died. I've refused to read it and watch the movie cause I know I'd get super sad. But if you say it's worth it..


    The book, NOT the movie. Read the book!
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    I went on a date with someone who insisted that we watch the movie... i told him I was going to cry, i guess he wanted to be there and cuddle with me while i was crying.... totally backfired on him, i was so upset i started heaving and cried myself to sleep clutching a picture of my dog i had recently put to sleep
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    Jul 08, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    Oh my goodness I almost want to cry just reading this thread. There is no way I would be man enough to read that book because I know I will cry and cry.
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    Jul 08, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    If you enjoyed Marley and Me, you will like The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It is a fiction novel told entirely from the dog's point of view. It will make you think about how dogs think. I loved it!
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    I read the kids version of M & M to my class. After reading it twice to myself and seeing the movie(which I was able to refrain from crying throughout), I ended up blubbering and sobbing through the ending in front of 22 ten-year-olds. I just couldn't say those words out loud.
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    Jul 08, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    I read the book, it was great.

    I think the Grodan's could have done a much better job training. They even had Cesar Millan do an episode on a different dog they had. Which showed they had not learned much from having Marley.

    I refused to see the movie, as the trailers I saw, they had turned it into a comedy to sell the movie. And the dog was no where near that.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Excellent---I have not read this book nor seen the movie---I now will do both---
    thank you for the recommendation-

    If you like a good dog book and don't mind a good cry--I recommend
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle --it made me cry lot---

    http://www.edgarsawtelle.com/

    I'm on my 4th and 5th dogs--- my first 2 I had put to sleep because of age and health reasons---dog number 3 was killed when we were attacked on a walk by some unattended pitbulls and she ran out into traffic and was hit --I carried her home and she died in my arms while I walked---it happened less than 1500 feet from home-she was in a walking harness and managed to wiggle out of it when the dogs attacked her and I was trying to hold on to her w/ the leash--I thought after she was killed it would be awhile before we had another and it was less than 3 months when we adopted Sandy a 3month old puppy from the pound--she was the cutest yellow lab mix. I had realized that I could not go long w/out a dog and there are just so many that need homes at the pound--my first 2 were dalmatians bought from a pet store and a breeder but the last 3 have been rescues/strays/mutts and they are no different than any purebred dog--still as goofy/loveable as the next. Adopt one from the pound/shelter if you can or if you need a purebred--check w/ the rescue groups---each breed should have a rescue.