All right, haters, go ahead and give it to me for giving the movie Marley & Me a positive review. I don't care! I mean, I'm not saying it's best picture or anything, and to be fair I've never read the book so I don't know how it stacks up against John Grogan's memoir.
But I cried my eyes out, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. And if you didn't, you just don't like dogs. That's all there is to it!
(OK, I admit the newspaper stuff was ... not great. It was silly mostly. And I didn't really care for Eric Dane as Owen Wilson's suave buddy. But still.)
In case you missed it - which was easy to do - here's my interview with Larry Madrid, one of the trainers on the Marley & Me set. I actually had a good interview with Larry but couldn't get most of the stuff in the very short People page item I wrote. This guy has trained everything from a rat to an elephant; he knows what he's doing.
By the way, that's Jonah with him in the photo; Jonah played one of the 1 to 7-year-old Marleys in the film.
He gave me some great pointers on how to teach my bad dog Baxter how to walk on a leash without dragging me around the neighborhood, and I must say, so far it seems to be working. Imagine!