One of my many New Year's Resolutions for 2007 is to stop rotting my brain with so much TV and instead start reading at least one book a month.
I recently acquired a copy of the book Marley & Me. (And by the phase "recently acquired", I mean that my dog decided to unwrap and chew the book intended as a gift for my Sister-in-law, Holly, and therefore I was granted the slobbery mess as a gift to myself.)
The book, chewed as it is, was wonderful. I absolutely loved the story. The subtitle is Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog and man was that ever the case. It takes a special soul to love a dog that bad. Marley successfully ate more items than I think I have ever even owned.
However, the story was not all bad. The story shows the reader what joy even the worst dog can bring into the life of it's owner. Now the next sentence may be a shock to some of you coming from me, but... I definitely couldn't imagine all the joys I would have missed out never having a dog of my own to love. Khaki is so precious to me and she adds so much to Ben's and my life. The author (and I agree) mentions the fact that we can learn a lot about life and love from the most unusual sources - including a dog like Marley.
If you have a chance to read this book and you have ever had a dog of your own to love, you will NOT be disappointed.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Posted by The Joneses at 6:45 AM