The world’s worst dog

No… not Luka!

I finally sat still long enough to watch “Marley and Me”. What a sweet movie. Most of Marley’s antics felt very familiar, as I imagine they would to any owner of a Labrador.

I’d read the book years ago when it first came out and I think this is one instance where I enjoyed the movie more than the book.

Just don’t watch the end.

7 thoughts on “The world’s worst dog”

  1. Glad you liked the movie. (I’m not a big fan of either Owen Wilson or Jennifer Aniston.)
    The book made me boo-hoo.

  2. I started the book but didn’t finish it and haven’t seen the movie. Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll finish it in Wva. Naaaa. I won’t read there.

  3. I could always bring the DVD along and we could have a grand bawling session.


    Owen Wilson was actually ok in this one, not so much of his dopey surfer-dude persona.

  4. Good friends of ours fell in love with a bundle of fur lab puppy, a yellow lab. He grew up to be Tuck, who ate everything in sight. And I mean everything.
    When Marley & Me came out, the husband bought the book, and kept telling stories from the book saying–just like Tuck. The wife did get a little peeved, lest we think their dog the worst in the world.
    Sadly, Tuck died quite suddenly a couple of summers ago. They were understandably bereft. Then they went looking for a new dog, and ended up rescuing a weirmeraner named Ada.
    Enjoy your birding trip.

  5. Now you tell me.

    I watched it finally with my daughter scrutinizing my face constantly at the end for signs of tears.
    The lights were low, I think I pulled it off, but dang!

    And yes, I completely identified with so much of Marley’s antics.

  6. Haven’t seen the movie, but the book made me cry like a baby. The author was a columnist for our local paper and I remember crying when he wrote his column about Marley’s death. Then he made it into a book. We get so darn attached to our pets.


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