lulu_5 yo_Lulu_15 yo_blog

March 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is Lulu, an old soul I shared a life with for 15 1/2 years. Someone I recognized as so unusual that she inspired and was featured in my first book, ” A Dog’s Book of Truths”. She also inspired with her sister Maxie another photo project called, “Senior Dogs Across America”.

My interest in the world of the senior dog began as my own two 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.

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