- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (Oct. 7 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416534997
- ISBN-13: 978-1416534990
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs Hardcover – Oct 7 2008
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About the Author
Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson was born and raised in Washington, DC. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Williamson has covered a variety of global events over the last thirty years, including the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, the Philippine revolution, strife in the Middle East, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Africa and the Balkans. At the Post, Williamson works as both a photographer and a photo editor. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his daughters, Sophia and Valerie.
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Some people prefer puppies - little balls of fur, fun and excitement. Others prefer older dogs: elegant, full of the wisdom that comes with a lifetime of learning; dignified, serene having nothing to prove as they've proven themselves over the years and just want (and need) tranquility, quietude and complete acceptance even if that means looking after their aches, pains, illnesses and sadly, diseases until the very end.
I've had the wonderful experience of having had many dogs over my many decades and currently have a senior rescue girl. I love their loyalties, dignity and they know they'll be treated like royalty! This and other books about older dogs is a joy to read because older dogs are also a joy to have - especially if they're rescues.
This book as well as other books I've bought on dogs (and a few on elephants) are, in extension, a tribute to a God who creates perfection! If you love dogs, you'll love this book. Highly recommended - 5 stars!
My dog Sky, who was 14, died a few months ago and sometimes I miss her terribly! But this book has brought back many happy memories of her, and other older dogs that we've known. All their quirks, endearing qualities and even bad habits are in this book. If you've ever had a dog, that you watched get old and feeble, you will find something of your experience in this book. The introduction is almost so sad it's heart-breaking, and you certainly understand that the author knows his material. Each story, with the accompanying photo (which are fantastic photos, all of them) perfectly captures the essence of each dog. It's a great book for dog lovers, or any animal lover, because it really describes how unique and special each dog is, and tries to capture what makes them so loved by their owners. Highly recommended.
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