I seriously love our little book club. We have the greatest girls! I look forward to it every month... I am a total nerd.
Last night we discussed Marley and Me; Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan. Although I tried to keep it a secret, everyone quickly found out that I am not a HUGE animal lover. (I know, I know... somehow this admission makes me seem heartless and cold.) Anyway, I was pretty sure that I would have a difficult time reading this book because of that fact, but I was pleasantly surprised at the readability of the book . Sure, there was a lot of "dog stuff," but it seemed pretty well balanced with the joy and hardships of the author's family.
As funny (and embarrassing) as it may seem, having a child has made me appreciate animals more. Somehow the helpless and rambunctious nature of the Lab in this book loosely resembled my little JJ. Plus, I can now understand how taking care of someone (or some animal) and having that constant responsibility only binds you to those whom you serve.
I guess what I am trying to say is that although I would not be a great dog owner, I can genuinely appreciate the love that others have for their animals (and particularly dogs).
I would not have picked out this book to read for myself, but I found it to be a pretty entertaining (and at times anxiety-causing) story. Thanks to Kelly for a great meeting... and to V Chocolates for the delicious strawberries!!