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Old Faithful: Dogs of a Certain Age Hardcover – October 27, 2015
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“’Faces, like companionship, just get better with age,’ writes photographer Pete Thorne. His lovely compendium of dogs past will charm you into agreeing.” (People)
“I doubt you will leave Old Faithful sitting on a table or shelf...Unlike many elegant books featuring photos accompanied by small blurbs of explanation, this one is filled with heartfelt joy and wonder...” (San Francisco Book Review)
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Old Faithful is a striking and heartrending collection of photographs and stories featuring dogs who are well worn, well loved, and well on in years. The Old Faithful Project started after photographer Pete Thorne snapped photographs for his grandmother's hundredth birthday party. Inspired, he began photographing elderly dogs. What he discovered were faces with more life, more joy, and more wisdom than he could have ever anticipated.
After he posted a few photographs, stories and pictures came pouring in from around the globe—people wanted to share tales of their own senior dogs. Thorne met with hundreds of senior dogs and their best friends and human companions. Old Faithful features seventy-five of these dogs and their stories.
Each dog has a different background. Some were rescued from pet mills, like seventeen-year-old Chihuahua Sam, who has exceeded his life expectancy by five years and counting. Some needed a forever home after their owners could no longer care for them, like sixteen-year-old toy poodle Grimm, who's had a long list of health problems but remains as unique and lovable as ever. And some have been companions since puppyhood, like ten-year-old rottweiler Brut, who loves his human siblings as if he were their mother. But all of these dogs are beloved, in their own patchy, scruffy, jowly glory.
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When your best friend starts going gray around the muzzle, perhaps harder of hearing with eyes maybe a little blue, he continues to love you with every beat of his heart. The bond that was forged in youth is now stronger than the strongest steel, and whether you realize it or not, your hearts beat as one.
This book brought immediate tears that didn't end until the final page was turned. Seeing these magnificent animals that seem to represent all that is good, now in their twilight years, brings forth unbidden memories of previous losses, previous goodbyes. When your best friend goes home, a part of your heart always goes along. It's inevitable.
The photographs in the book are sensitive and were obviously made with great care. The accompanying stories were written by - by people just like you - who express far more eloquently than I the great love they carry in their hearts for their "Old Faithfuls". And that love is never unrequited. Never demanding. It's close to perfect. Just perfect.