May 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
It is so blissful to watch a senior dog in a moment of passion.
April 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
His energy was very low that day but his presence was fully palpable. A senior moment.
March 28, 2012 § 2 Comments
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.
March 23, 2012 § 2 Comments
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
March 12, 2012 § 2 Comments
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.
February 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
When I met Amy, she was feeling very fragile. Yet, she felt compelled to walk short distances.
February 15, 2012 § 3 Comments
When I arrived in Juneau, Alaska, the Pet Nanny introduced me to so many senior dogs. What was so startling to me was that I expected to see mostly ‘Alaskan’ type mush dogs and instead found this frail Whippet and Italian Greyhound. Forget about the rough and tumble cliche of Alaska. These dogs were cared for with so much gentleness and top vet attention.
October 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
For almost my entire time living in NYC, I shared my city life with a dog(s).
Manhattan is a wonderful place for a dog to be old. Most likely the apartment is over heated in the winter, there is an elevator, flat landscape with lots of pavement, an infinite amount of smells, and lots of people and dogs to stay engaged in life. There is also a very huge nature sanctuary called Central Park where the scariest animal is a squirrel. You can see why this is such a great place to be old.
These are my Manhattan choices.