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Via the AKC a brief article about a book about senior dogs


Canadian photographer Pete Thorne got the idea of using his camera to explore aging at his grandmother’s 100th birthday party. He later decided to turn his lens toward dogs.

“I was naive going into it. I was initially interested in photographing old dogs as caricatures of old guys and gals,” he says. Then, as he met more of these seniors and observed the deep bond between elderly animals and the people who love them, his attitude changed.

“I noticed how distinct old dogs’ faces are compared to the more youthful ones: lumps and bumps, gray hair, chipped and missing teeth,” Thorne writes in his book, Old Faithful: Dogs Of A Certain Ageir?t=amerkennclub-20&l=ur2&o=1. There was a strange beauty about it all, “evidence of both a struggle with old age and of a life well lived.”



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Wonderful and heartfelt pictures. Perhaps one day when a lot of people start to respect and love older dogs (and horses also) and not  treat them like used up animals, the same respect will be thought of aged uprights.  So much wisdom in those eyes.💕

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