Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Marley & Me


In an effort to read something other than Harry Potter, I begrudgingly picked up a copy of Marley & Me...I know, I know, about two years after the rest of the country. I finished Friday night in a sobbing heap on the floor. I was crying so hard at the end of that damn book that I could no longer taste my wine and my eyes were puffy the next day, I looked pathetic taking my daughter to ballet... I should have known better, my wonderful dog Brier, reminded me very much of the dog in the book and died in a similar manner. I was devastated. Brier had been with me, a faithful companion, for almost 13 years and died 4 months to the day I lost my mom to cancer...2 best friends within months of each other. Dogs are amazing, funny and unconditionally loving creatures, as aggravating as they can be on occasion, I cant imagine life without one.


2 comments:

suz said...

Mags-
I found you at live happy.
I TOO cried through most of Marley and Me. Not sure If I will be able to even see the movie at the theater when it comes out.
I had a beloved cat that I lost about 10 years ago. I just LOVED him. Junior- I still tear up thinking about him...
Now I have 3 cats. Two of them are not very nice...one is OK. I just miss my old Junior.

Smileygirl said...

That book was amazing. The movie will be coming out on Christmas!! That is a MUST SEE but make sure you bring a full box of kleenex. Perhaps it's better off rented because I'm sure the entire theatre would be a blubbering mess of sobs.