A fanlisting is a website for fans of a subject to join and be listed with other fans. The subjects can range from actors to movies, television shows, music, even subjects for education and food, there is a wide range of subjects a fanlisting can be made for. To see first hand at how many different subjects for fanlistings there are I suggest stopping by TFL.org
and checking it out ;).
Marley is based on the true life "Marley" from journalist John Grogan's
book Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
, a New York Times bestselling autobiographical book. Marley is a yellow Labrador Retriever, described as a highly strung, boisterous, and somewhat uncontrolled dog. He is strong, powerful, endlessly hungry, eager to be active, and often destructive of property (but completely without malice). Marley routinely fails to "get the idea" of what humans expect of him; at one point, mental illness is suggested as a plausible explanation for his behavior. His acts and behaviors are forgiven, however, since it is clear that he has a heart of gold and is merely living within his nature.
The strong contrast between the problems and tensions caused by his neuroses and behavior, and the undying devotion, love and trust shown towards the human family as they themselves have children and grow up to accept him for what he is, and their grief when he finally dies in old age, form the backdrop for the biographical material of the story.
The condition that finally kills Marley is Gastric dilatation volvulus, commonly known as bloat.