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Marley and Me

Jillsifer's picture

Did anybody/will anybody see Marley and Me?


I admit to being a sentimental old sap--saw it Saturday afternoon with my sentimental young sap son.


The book, as usual, was a LOT better. But honestly, for soaking through a linen handkerchief on a weekend afternoon, the movie was really quite satisfactory.


I like Jennifer Aniston. Not so sure about Owen Wilson but I definitely grew to like the John Grogan character.


 


 


 I wil honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

slycat's picture

(post #51613, reply #1 of 18)

I agree on all counts. We are huge Lab fans. In fact had one that looked very much like Marley, but didn't act like him thank goodness. We had to have him put down a little over a year ago. He was 12 and such a sweetheart. We went, figured it would be okay, and were all pleasantly surprised. It was good.


The night our dog passed, he would not get up and come into the house and he weighted about 100 pounds. It seemed to hurt him to try and move him, so my husband curled up with him on the garage floor until morning when we took him to the vet. They become such a part of your family.


Cathy

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #51613, reply #3 of 18)

Marvelous, beautiful dog! So sorry for your loss. ;-(

 


 


 I wil honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

soupereasy's picture

(post #51613, reply #5 of 18)

They become such a part of your life...


That's the truth!

JAlden's picture

(post #51613, reply #7 of 18)

Your pictures made me smile, then my eyes swelled up.


 

AnnL's picture

(post #51613, reply #8 of 18)

Oh, what a sweet dog.  They do become very much a part of our life.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

roz's picture

(post #51613, reply #10 of 18)

Yep, dogs certainly work their way into our hearts. Davin looks like he was a sweetheart. You were lucky!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
Philter's picture

(post #51613, reply #11 of 18)

Daughter Katya and I went to see it, (I'm apparently getting a separation as we speak, held over to allow for a "normal " Christmas)....between the family issues and the dog's passing and John's last moments with Marley, we bawled our eyes out...


I'm toughing it out but it's going to be he-- here for a while....


I did enjoy the movie in itself... cheers,Phil.


 


 


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"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

Jean's picture

(post #51613, reply #12 of 18)

(I'm apparently getting a separation as we speak, held over to allow for a "normal " Christmas)....


Well--crap!!



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #51613, reply #13 of 18)

I'm so sorry. But hold fast. You'll be okay. I've been divorced from my son's father forever, and, while some parts of dealing with him are still difficult, it gets a LOT better and easier.


But I will hold you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers.


 


 


 


 I wil honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

AnnL's picture

(post #51613, reply #14 of 18)

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.  I know you've been working on issues and I had hoped things were better.  Hang in there and come here when you need to vent.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

FitnessNut's picture

(post #51613, reply #15 of 18)

Sending virtual hugs.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
roz's picture

(post #51613, reply #16 of 18)

So sorry for your losses this year. You chose the best movie to see, crying is cathartic and restorative. Hope you and your family will have a better and happier New Year.

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
nexus's picture

(post #51613, reply #17 of 18)

I'm so sorry. I have been there and done that with an ex who is a lawyer. What Jillsifer said is true though. It could possibly be better for you in the long run.


I hope you have close friends around to help you through. If you need to talk or just unload E-mail me.


Good luck,


Cheryl

SallyBR1's picture

(post #51613, reply #18 of 18)

I am so sorry to hear that.

I remember you mentioned troubles earlier, and of course, did not want to ask you about it, hoping things would improve

I wish you all the best, you definitely have difficult times ahead, but this too, shall pass!

teebee's picture

(post #51613, reply #2 of 18)

I did not see "Marley and Me." I did, however, see John Grogan speak about his book about 2 years ago. Our county library had chosen "Marley and Me" as our county book, and purchased several hundred copies to sell. They also booked John Grogan to speak about Marley. This was several months before the book became a best seller. I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't even read the book, but DD, who was 10 at the time, did (she loves dogs, I am a horse person). I took her to see JG. He was a great speaker, and incredibly gracious. Our library board president told me that he had been ill, almost to the point of not being able to speak that evening (a flu bug). He did speak, and then autographed his book. They asked him how long he wanted to continue signing, and he said, "As long as there are people in line." He was so sweet, and spoke to DD, not to me. I have the cutest picture of her standing on her tiptoes at the counter talking to him.

I know this thread was about the movie, but I wanted to share what a nice guy John Grogan is. I'm sure I'll be seeing the movie with DD this week! Glad to know it's decent.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #51613, reply #4 of 18)

He comes across as a very nice guy. I would definitely attend one of his lectures.

 


 


 I wil honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

soupereasy's picture

(post #51613, reply #6 of 18)

I really enjoyed the book. Doubt I will see the movie, book was soppy enough! I hate to blubber in public.;)

Canuck's picture

(post #51613, reply #9 of 18)

I'm reading John Grogan's newest book, which is about his Michigan childhood. I didn't expect much from it but am enjoying it as much as Marley and Me.