For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell Recap

My friend and I went to see the movie "Lone Survivor".  As soon as the movie started, I wondered why two women had decided to see a movie about Navy Seals. The movie instilled in me an 
appreciation for an admired group of military men.  Movies about the Navy Seals have made me question why men  would put up with all this crap.  Navy Seals are about endurance, strength, patience and a multitude of other admirable traits.

When I thought my friend was going to bolt from the seat I reminded her that this series of wounds were pretend.  She reminded me that this was a true story.  I remembered how upset she got at "Life of Pi" so I was concerned that I would be left behind.

As the movie ended, I found tears streaming down my face.  I was embarrassed to keep wiping the drops of water that were trickling down my neck.

My friend seemed very disturbed when we left and I asked if she was still hungry.  She perked up and said yes, she was hungry and wanted to eat at a nearby restaurant.  When we got to the restaurant she told the waiter she needed alcohol asap because we had seen a stressful movie.  As if the movie wasn't sad enough the waiter proceeded to tell us that the "lone survivor" lost his dog to some thugs after he had retired.  Unfortunately, this information is true.    Marcus Lutrell who is the author of the book "Lone Survivor"  had a therapy dog that was killed by four men.  I am so sorry this is true, and hope that this American hero is well and living in peace.