Anyone who has ever loved a dog, young or old, will warm to this stirring tribute to our animal best friends by award-winning photographer, Nancy LeVine.
A little mid-week inspiration that is bound to pull on your heart strings. We look at photographer Nancy LeVine‘s photographic project, Senior Dogs Across America. The book features 86 portraits that she’s captured while traveling all over America for over 10 years, dedicating the stories to “anyone who has ever loved a dog, young or old.”
“My interest in the world of the senior dogs began as my own two dogs began to approach the end of their days,” writes LeVine. “This was at a time when I had lived enough years to start imagining my own mortality.” She continues; “I saw how the dog does it; how, without the human’s painful ability to project ahead and fear the inevitable, the dog simply wakes to each day as a new step in the journey. Though their steps might be more stiff and arduous, these dogs still moved through each day as themselves – themselves of that day and all the days before.”
LeVine spent time with dogs living in family homes, as well as those spending their twilight years in shelters. Experiencing an undeniable friendship and love between man and dog, astounded time and again by the affection that is shared between elderly dogs and those who care for them.
Poopie, 14 years old. New York, New York
Ginger, 12.5 years old. Devils Tower, Wyoming
Englebert 9, Hercules 17 and Climber Eeoyore 14 years old. Denver, Colorado
Sunshine, 14 years old. Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary
Springfeather, 17 years old. Kanab, Utah, Best Friends Animal Society
Murphy, 10 years old. Milford, Connecticut
Rosie, 13 years old. Princess, 14 years old. Hileal, Florida, Friends of Greyhounds
Jake, 16 years old. Higgins, Texas