Sunday, January 11, 2009
Marley and Me
We went to see the movie "Marley and Me" last night. Our dog Clifford is going to be 15 in May. His health is not all that bad for his age. He isn't really on any medications other that some fish oil tablets for very bad dry skin. However I do find myself checking him for signs of life fairly often. The average age for dogs is 13. So far we have been very blessed with a couple of extra years with him. The movie was good. Just not what I really wanted to see, with having a dog the age ours is. I had not read the book, but from what I had heard about it, I thought it was about a very mischievous dog. I didn't know the dog was going to die. I cried and cried and cried...like a baby. I know I should be happy for all the time we have had with Clifford, but I still am not ready to accept him no longer being with us. If anything, the movie did make me appreciate every day we have left with him. I would not recommend seeing this movie if No. 1 You are in a similar time and space with your dog, or No. 2 You are as big a cry baby as I am.
Aside from that, I got a lot of things accomplished today. All Christmas decor is put back in the closet and we rearranged our furniture for Maddie's birthday bash on Saturday. Our weather is supposed to turn bitterly cold this week, but I still haven't heard much in the way of any snow accumulation. I fear we will get hit right about the time our trees try to bud out. That has been the norm the past couple of years.