Beautiful Old Dogs: A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends

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A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry.

Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their ...

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Overview

A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry.

Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."

David Tabatsky has collected Gross’s photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.

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"The life of a good dog," Anna Quindlen once wrote, "is like the life of a good person, only shorter, more compressed." Thus, when a good dog achieves a certain age, we are reminded of our deep connection to our four-legged seniors. This collection of essays, prose snippets, and poems is framed by dozens of heart-touching portraits of old dogs taken by the now-deceased photographer Gary Gross. Contributors to this Garry Tabatsky anthology also include Christopher Durang, Marlo Thomas, Ally Sheedy, Dean Koontz, Doris Day, and the aforementioned Quindlen.

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"Garry Gross continues to live through this beautiful book, and the dream he had to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of senior dogs has now been realized."— Victoria Stilwell, celebrity dog trainer and behavior expert, author, TV host and creator of It’s Me or the Dog
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250030221
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 128,178
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID TABATSKY is a writer, editor, teacher and performing artist. He is the also the founder of Write for Life, dedicated to presenting writing and communication workshops in cancer centers around the country for patients, caregivers and medical staff. He teaches writing at The Cooper Union and circus arts and theatre in New York City public schools. 

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Great book, but have a box of kleenex on hand. Had to put it down and walk and walk away a few times. Emits a lot of strong emotions. Especially, if you are a dog lover or havea available senior dog. I absolutely love the reason this book was written and it has made me resolve to rescue senior dogs in the future.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Beautifully edited, well designed with high-quality printing, th

    Beautifully edited, well designed with high-quality printing, these portraits of life-long companions and family members at the epilogue of their lives is stunning. And deeply moving. We all like pictures of puppies, and stories of good dogs, but there is grace and profundity in these elders. Every dog owner should wish their friend could be so celebrated.

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    Posted November 25, 2013

    what a wonderful book! i recently lost Frankie, my fourteen year

    what a wonderful book! i recently lost Frankie, my fourteen year old schnauzer. Frankie was loyal and true, and to the end of his life, he was happiest sleeping under the dining room table at my feet. this book was the perfect salve for my heart, which has been broken since Frankie's death. the photographs by Garry Gross were absolutely stunning, and the essays were touching, and beautifully curated by author, David Tabatsky. i'm going to be buying this book as a christmas present for all of my friends who love dogs.

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