He is not a real dog, but like the characters in many stories he is a metaphor inspired by lots of dogs we own, have owned or have met in our travels. He is an embodiment of the spirit of JAK Films - independent, loyal, curious, energetic, fun loving, optimistic and courageous. JAK has a real 'can do' attitude.
“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog