Behind the scenes with Senior Dogs Across America

May 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

A behind the scenes video for ‘Senior Dogs Across America’ has been created.  Enjoy!



A Life with Passion

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Biscuit 13 years old Hulett, Wyoming

It is so blissful to watch a senior dog in a moment of passion.

A Senior Moment.

April 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Cooper 15 years old New York City, New York

His energy was very low that day but his presence was fully palpable.  A senior moment.

A discovery in Natchez, Mississippi

March 28, 2012 § 2 Comments

Suzy 10 years old Natchez, Mississippi

I love it when I serendipitously discover a senior dog.  Particularly when she lives in an amazing historic house and her ‘spot’ is so utterly perfect for a photograph.

Love and Loss. Is there any other way to share a dog’s life?

March 23, 2012 § 2 Comments

Lulu, 5 years old ......... ............ ........... .......... Lulu, 15 years old

I lived with Lulu for 15 1/2 years.  An old soul I was in awe of during her life.  An inspiration for and featured in,” A Dog’s Book of Truths”.  An inspiration for “Senior Dogs Across America”.

My interest in the world of the senior dog began as my own dogs began to approach the end of their days. This was at a time when I had lived enough years to start imagining my own mortality. I entered a world of grace where bodies that had once expressed their vibrancy were now on a more fragile path.

I saw how the dog does it; how, without the human’s painful ability to project ahead and fear the inevitable, the dog simply wakes to each day as a new step in the journey. Though their steps might be more stiff and arduous, these dogs still moved through each day as themselves — themselves of that day and all the days before.

The Houston Center for Photography is giving a solo show of this work, “Senior Dogs Across America”.

Opening, May 4, 2012

Sanctuaries devoted to the Senior Dog

March 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

Sunshine, 14 years old Santa Fe, New Mexico Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary is one of the places I discovered on my journey. This Sanctuary gives all their attention to the rescue and quality of life for senior dogs.  Sunshine lives amongst all the small seniors at the sanctuary.

Family Encounter

February 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Amy 18 years old Charlotte, North Carolina

When I met Amy, she was feeling very fragile.  Yet, she felt compelled to walk short distances.

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