Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Marley, Me and my Milee…….
Never had I loved my dog Milee so much before reading this heartwarming novel Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan. One of the Best Seller of 2005, the story of this novel is of a young family making their way through life with the help of a neurotic dog, which indeed brings emotions to their monotonous life.
You may have a reason for not reading this novel; probably you don’t have dogs or you don't like dogs... You may not want to waste your time on this pet guidebook!! But it would be wrong. I never took much care of my dog before reading book but with each pages of this book I would think of my own ‘Milee’ and smile or cry.
Reading this book doesn’t mean you have to be a "dog person". Those beautiful expressions of love, guidance and friendship are what captivate the mind most. Young married couple, their struggle in life and there comes Marley to fill flavor in their life! John and Jenny, newly weds were deeply in love, with a great house, great careers, and not a care in the world. That’s just the beginning of story that takes a steep turn when Marley is brought home.
Marley's craziest adventures his hilarious activities and loving disobediences makes readers laugh all over and over. The story of Marley being thrown out of obedience school is hilarious, mostly because of the hard-nosed dog trainer who eventually has her pride fed to her by Marley in a silver doggy bowl. Another most memorable incident is that of the Grogan family going out on the town for a family dinner. Marley is secured to the cast iron dining table, and drinks are served. However, when Marley spots another dog boasting down the road, he charges after, dragging the metal table with him, and clearing a wake several yards across. Needless to say, the family didn't take Marley out on too many family dinners there after.
Describing the new couples excitement over their first pregnancy, and heartbreak over the subsequent miscarriage, family concerns and depression, this book is primarily a comical, laugh-a-minute adventure but there are times when u sober with heavy heart.
This book should not be limited to dog lovers or pet lovers only. Marley, a dog, reminds us all that life should be lived to its fullest and that we should love people unconditionally. After finishing this book I realized what I had forgotten to learn from my dearie Milee who always welcomed me with wiggly smile and taught no smile is less for the one you love.