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