Marley's Diary: A Spiritual Look at Life From a Dog's Perspective
Marley's Diary is about a German Shepherd Dog that tells tales about events that happened in her life as well as many of her friends. She begins asking spiritual questions about life and death as her health begins to fail. Upon her death she wakes up at the Rainbow Bridge where she spiritually connects with her former owner and teaches the reader about unconditional divine love. More
Marley's Diary is a 47,000-word ebook written in a diary format with Marley, a German Shepherd Dog, telling tales about events that happened in her life as well as the lives of many of her friends.
Anyone who has ever known a dog will vouch for the fact that dogs feel many of the same emotions that we do - joy, love, fear, anxiety, jealousy, boredom, loneliness and grief.
The reader becomes a part of her tale, shaking their head at Marley and her friends, laughing at their next indiscretion, delighting in her high points and worrying when things aren't going well.
Marley begins asking spiritual questions about life and death as her health begins to fail. Upon her death she wakes up in Heaven at the Rainbow Bridge where she is taught divine lessons by her owner's former dog that passed away before he adopted Marley.
From the Bridge, Marley spiritually connects with her former owner and teaches the reader much about divine love, spirituality and the need to love and respect a dog as a living creature.
Many dog-related matters are touched upon in the stories including puppy mills, animal shelters, neglect, abuse and the unconditional love that dogs give people.
Dog owners around the world will tell you that their dog has a lot going on inside their head. Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Is he composing timeless sonnets, or pondering a cure for disease, or comprising diabolical ways in which to trap and snare the neighbor's cat?
Dogs are keen observers of the world around them. They have a capability of discerning subtle clues from those they encounter, and will respond in kindness. Many people will confuse a dog's response to situations with instinct, when, in reality dogs are thinking and reacting to the world around them.
Every time a dog barks or whines, they are telling us what they think and what they want us to know. Every time a dog sits patiently in front of their human counter-part with that head-on gaze, they are attempting to communicate their thoughts to a human being who has absolutely no idea what they are thinking.
The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man or woman can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts them, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is their dog.
Every now and then a memoir is so well written that readers are able to find elements of their own life story in the chronicle of the writer's life. So it is with this eloquent, tender, witty memoir.
A dog has a unique ability to work himself into the texture of our lives, to the point that - for better or for worse - we can no longer imagine the day dawning without him. Ken Tyson shows how a dog could become an extraordinary presence in the life of one man. He tells how he watched an aging Marley falter and realized that this irreplaceable friend would soon be taking her exit
Marley's Diary is really the story of a family in the making, with all the happiness and hurt that go with it and is an unvarnished look at the joys and tribulations of sharing your life with a dog.
Expect to laugh, cry and shake your head as you read this book. Marley was a great and memorable dog, and in the hands of a writer as observant and piercing as Ken Tyson, this is a human-canine journey dog lovers will want to take.
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