Teach an old dog new tricks? Probably not

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We've all seen the books and calendars with puppy pictures. Here's the puppy playing with a ball. Oh, here he is falling asleep in his food. And, yes, they're adorable.

But for any of you who have loved an old dog, you MUST read this book. I happened upon it when a local bookstore was going out of business and it called to me from the top of an empty shelf.

Each dog in the book is at least 10 years old and Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post writer, Gene Weingarten, brilliantly captures the dignity and essence of these dogs.

Check it out if you can. I promise you won't be sorry.


  1. I have a large collection of "dog" books. Looks like I need to add one more. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Well, if the front cover is any indication of what's inside....the book looks faaaaaabulous!

    What an adorable photo! He/she looks like a little old man/woman.

    Thanks for the great recommendation, Chrissy! I will check it out the next time I'm in B&N.


  3. This looks like something that will make me cry! I've loved and lost several old dogs.

  4. @Teresa,
    You're going to love it!

    Doesn't he have an awesome face?

    @A Daft Scots Lass,
    SO cute!

    I tried to find an excerpt on Amazon but there wasn't one. The "bios" are so great!

    @Comet Girl,
    The saddest part is when they author talks about his dog but the individual stories will make you smile. I promise!


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