There are plenty of books out there on cute and cuddly puppies but very few like Old Dogs, Gene Weingarten's book on older canine friends. Often forgotten, Weingarten contends that older dogs are the best dogs and in his book plays out all the reasons why you shouldn't neglect your old friend and be forever searching for that new puppy. The book celebrates the older canines as true troopers in their lives as pets. It shows that not just puppies are cute, interesting and fun.
In Old Dogs, the author shows the beauty of the old dog through spectacular photographs of wizened mature dogs in their everyday life. With each photograph there is an anecdote of a story about the dog being pictured. There are also entertaining biographies of the dogs telling about their long lives and their achievements and antics. The book really showcases the unabashed personalities of old dogs, their quirks and their unapologetic behavior and attitudes towards their owners. It also showcases their loyalty as well. We all know that mature dogs are loyal and will follow their masters to the ends of the earth.
What you will see in the book, the writer and illustrator worked hard to achieve. That is visions of older animals at their best. In with the funny anecdotes and dog owner's musings are deep and tender stories including dealing with the death of an old faithful dog. This book will not only be cherished by dog lovers for generations to come but can be enjoyed by anyone else as well. Even non owners will get a real kick out of the book. Even cat owners will be entertained by the crystal clear pictures and witty writing. That is saying something for sure.
In Old Dogs, Gene Weingarten brings to life the real reasons for having dogs. It shows why they are our friends and how much they mean in our lives. Dogs are truly members of the family and old dogs are the wise old grandparents of your troop. The book is a terrifically fun read and will do very well as a coffee table book for all your friends to enjoy or just one to add to the bookcase and bring down whenever you need to laugh or cry. You will be enthralled with every single dog's life marveling at how different they all really are in personality and attitudes too.