Latest Marley & Me Stories

2009-01-12 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog lovers across the nation can spend each month in 2009 enjoying unforgettable images of the lovable Labrador Retriever Marley, via a limited edition "Marley & Me" calendar from Purina(R) Dog Chow(R) Brand. Celebrating Twentieth Century Fox's blockbuster hit movie "Marley & Me" -- and the lovable pooch who's been capturing the hearts of moviegoers since Christmas Day -- Purina(R) is including a limited edition "Marley & Me" calendar on...

2009-01-02 08:00:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What can the world's worst dog possibly be thinking? Weekly Reader Custom Publishing wants to know. Twentieth Century Fox and Weekly Reader Custom Publishing are still accepting entries for its Marley & Me Creative Writing Contest for grades seven through nine. Marley & Me, which opened at $14.7 million on Christmas Day alone and grossed $37 million that weekend, is about life, love, family -- and the world's most...

2008-12-23 15:26:00

A Lab like Marley Could Be the Pet for You, But Do Your Research First and Consider Adopting from a Shelter, Urges the American Humane Association DENVER, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming feature film for animal lovers, 20th Century Fox's Marley & Me, hits theaters on Christmas Day. Recent history indicates the popularity of "Marley" will lead to an increase in Labrador retrievers being acquired. Unfortunately, many of them might soon be surrendered to shelters and...

2006-02-23 17:13:06

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The tale of a rambunctious puppy is proving its staying power in the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. best-sellers. With more than 1 million copies in print, "Marley and Me -- Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" has struck a chord with dog lovers who are laughing and crying over author John Grogan's account of his yellow Labrador retriever. The story is more than a recounting of Marley's antics that include chewing through doors, expulsion from...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'