Senior Dogs Across America: Portraits of Man’s Best Old Friend
What is it about older dogs that makes them so striking? Is it the fur long ago turned white? Is it the wisdom we see in their eyes? Is it the easy humor in their tail-wagging or the tired harrumphs when they lay down?
Nancy LeVine captures all of these aspects and more in her photography collection Senior Dogs Across America, a gorgeous assembly of portraits of older dogs from all over the country.
Some photos are in color, others are in black and white, but they all tell stories–stories of lives well-lived (even if they weren’t always treated as kindly as they deserved), stories of pups turned seniors, stories of love and loyalty and of affection given and affection returned. These photos are absolutely rife with personality, which is impressive considering the staggering age of some of these pooches. (Some are twenty-one or twenty-two years old!)
The book concludes with a testimonial about senior dog rescues and an entreaty to give these wonderful dogs a home. A very worthy cause, to be sure, and the perfect way to honor all of the beautiful animals you’ve just enjoyed seeing.