jrockster21 Posted January 30, 2006 Share Posted January 30, 2006 This book is a must read for all dog lovers...it had me laughing out loud and all misty-eyed when the story ends like all dog-stories end... The dog is truly a neurotic animal. It struck a particularly familiar chord with me, as I Marley is a lab, and I had a lab growing up. There were some things I read that were very similar to my dog. It made it even funnier for me...but I'm sure anyone who's owned and lost a dog will crack up. Here is an excerpt from the book that I found particularly funny (Marley is experiencing snow for the first time): I opened the door and before anyone else could step out, Marley blasted past us, knocking the well-bundled Colleen in the process. The instant his paws hit the strange white stuff - Ah wet! Ah cold! - he had second thoughts and attempted an abrupt about-face. As anyone who has ever driven a car in the snow knows, sudden braking coupled with tight U-turns is never a good idea.Marley went into a full skid, his rear end spinning out in front of him. He dropped down on one flank briefly before bouncing upright again just in time to somersault down the front porch steps and headfirst into a snowdrift. When he popped up a second later, he looked like a giant powdered doughnut. Anyway, if you've had and lost a dog, you will enjoy this book. Check it out! Huly -- I definitely think you would enjoy this book. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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