It was for me. I was literally one sob away from full-on hyperventilating at the end. Many of my tears were for the sudden realization that <OMG> Slicky is going to get old and there is NOTHING I can do about it. I think it's worth reading Laura, it's really so quick you can almost read it in one go. Just (seriously) make sure that you are in a "safe place" when you near the end! haha. i.e. do not finish this book in a public place.I have it, but haven't read it yet. Somehow these types of things have a tendency to make me sob uncontrollably, and then I'm mad at the world for DAYS afterwards. Is it that kind of book??
I even cry at commercials on TV.
Yeah, I agree. He never gave up on him and many people would have. Heck, his wife DID give up on him. I actually think he did a pretty good job for John Q Public. There were many things that I simply did not understand, even for JQP though: The Disney World thing, the fact that he was EVER left alone during storms, some of the treatment of Sr. Marley..I liked the book, and you will cry a lot. But dog savvy or not I think he did a good job, he never gave up on him, and you have to give him a lot of credit for when his wife was going through her *#^@#%# most husbands would of done what she said to do. But there was NOWAY he was going to.
The thing that bothered me about Marley being left alone during a storm is the EXTREME reaction he had. He wasn't just nervous, he physically injured himself every time. They would return to him covered in blood for crying out loud - this compared to him being needy and drooly if they stayed home. That would be no contest for me.My dog is terrified of storms but I can't be with her at all times, and I don't know when it's going to storm. I also don't want to coddle her when it's storming as I think it reinforces the behaviour and I don't want anyone else coddling her either. Siris is terrified in storms if she's alone or if you're there - doesn't matter to her. I try to desensitize her and she's not as bad as she once was, but she'll never be a calm normal dog if there's a storm happening. The DisneyWorld thing - absolutely sucked. But storms? I get that one.
Man, totally. I haven't read the book because this was the jist that I was getting from others and reviews. Plus, the Disney thing. I didn't want to "reward" this author by purchasing his book...but I'm a Professional Boycotter. I haven't read it in a similar way that I TOTALLY IGNORE a "look at me!" asshole in a "look at me!" car. They always look around to see if anyone is looking at them, and I just refuse to give it to them. Man, I'm MEAN!What bothered me was the fact that he didn't seem to learn anything from his mistakes or try to really educate himself, and the way he wrote about the things he did wrong made me think he'd do the same things all over again.
Man, totally. I haven't read the book because this was the jist that I was getting from others and reviews. Plus, the Disney thing. I didn't want to "reward" this author by purchasing his book...
Yeah, I hear you guys. I didn't realize all the "wrongs" until I'd read the book. Everyone just told me it was great and that I HAD to read it. I'm glad I did and knowing what I know now after having read it - I'd still read it! It was about life with a naughty Lab afterall.. How could I possibly resist?Man, totally. I haven't read the book because this was the jist that I was getting from others and reviews. Plus, the Disney thing. I didn't want to "reward" this author by purchasing his book...
Man, totally, from me, too. I'm not a professional boycotter, but there are some things I'll "stick to my guns" about. (plus I'm a stubborn beyotch)
HAHAHA! I know, I'm not sure how much I'm actually "showin' them!" but it's very satisfying for me to deprive them of attention. Yeah! That's funny about the topless thing...kind of.oooooh.. I showed them!
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