Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday--What A Great Surprise!

I saw in the PLAIN DEALER this morning that one of the dogs playing Marley in the movie "Marley & Me" is going to be at Tower City from noon to 2:00. I decided to go during my lunch hour.

Shortly after arriving at work, we heard there was a water main break that affected our building so the water was shut off. The building across the street closed and told everyone to evacuate the building around 10:00 so we, of course, were hoping our building would close too. It did! We got an email saying our building was closing at 11:30 and all attorneys and staff were encouraged to leave. They didn't have to tell me twice, I was out in about 15 minutes and headed down to Tower City.

There was only a short line when I arrived about 12:10. The dog was sitting nicely and we were allowed to go and pet him and get our picture taken with him! They gave free posters (as shown above), brochures on "Bringing a Dog Into Your Life: Tips from Marley and the American Humane Association," and the Animal Protective League had some dogs there for adoption!

Both Gerard and I read the book and liked it, except for the sad ending. It made me laugh and cry. Here is my review of the book that I posted on Shelfari:
I liked this book about a big dog because the things it did were so funny. I could picture the different incidents because the author described them so well. I love dogs and enjoyed reading about the funny things the dog did. Several parts actually made me feel angry at the owners and I felt sorry for the dog. It definitely brought out some strong emotions and that I liked. I enjoyed the majority of the book, just not the sad predictable ending. I found some parts very boring which made it move slower than I expected. I found myself wondering how long before he talks about his dog some more, but overall, I like it.
In fact, it actually was the book that inspired me to write "My Funny Dad, Harry" because I thought if people enjoyed reading about funny situations about a dog and the loving relationship with its owner, they might enjoy reading about a funny man and his loving relationship with his family, too.

To top things off, when I walked over to the bus stop, the bus came right away and I didn't have to wait at all for it! I was home on my computer by 1:15! My cats were surprised to see me home so early.

Well, today I'll even have time to play some on!


Mary said...

How fun. Glad you got a hug.

Daisy said...

How awesome that you got to meet that dog! We loved the book, and can't wait to see the movie.

Sandee said...

How fun. What a great thing to get to do. I do have one question though. Spunky Doodle doesn't know about this right? Bwahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. ;)

BeadedTail said...

Oh how wonderful that you got to go see that dog! I don't think I can see that movie or read the book because even thinking about a sad ending brings me to tears without even knowing what happens. I'm a wuss. But, the dogs are beautiful and it's great they are educating people about getting dogs too with the handouts!

Anonymous said...

How fun that you met one of the Marley dogs.
I love the picture.
Have a great day.

Tracey said...

How met a movie star!!!
I loved that book.

Unknown said...

That is so awesome Karen. I am so happy for you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


The Silver Age Sara said...

What a great story! It's interesting to know that Marley was the book that inspired you to write your book.

Karen and Gerard said...

Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad you agree it was an especially great day! Not every day one gets to meet a movie star!

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