Our beloved dogs age all too quickly. Fondly remembered is this old and faithful companion. There’s no mistaking her senior status with that gray muzzle on black fur. It was some time ago when she departed for the great dog park beyond. But, as they say, old dogs don’t die – they just join cyberspace…
You’ll enjoy reading about their charming ways in the wonderful works below. Older dogs need special attention and understanding in their vulnerable years. The following guidebooks on caring for them are recommended.
Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs A tribute to old dogs by a staff writer and a photographer for The Washington Post (both Pulitzer Prize winners). You’ll find yourself smiling as you read these profiles.
Old Friends: Great Dogs on the Good Life Another book of individual portraits. Amusing longevity secrets are revealed.
Old Dogs Remembered An anthology of essays and poems by famous authors. A particularly moving piece is the last will and testament of Blemie, the beloved dog of Eugene O’Neill. You won’t be able to stop reading these entries.
Old Dogs, New Tricks: Understanding and Retraining Older and Rescued Dogs Practical advice for dealing with the behavior of old dogs.
Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable An excellent guide to geriatric dog care by the faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.