In their funny, wise and wonderful ways, old dogs teach us everything we need to know about loving and ageing. This book will make you laugh and cry. It is a tribute to every gorgeous old dog you've ever known and a great gift for dog lovers all over the world. A percentage of the sale of each book will assist the Black Dog Institute, a world-leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder. Visit their website at www.blackdoginstitute.org.au AMAZON REVIEWS 5.0 out of 5 stars What a charming and poignant little book, July 28, 2013 By Peter of Oxley Our family all loved this little book, we gave it to them, and also to other doggy friends, for Xmas. The photos are so appealing, and the words add so much meaning to this charming book. The words are truly poetic, but also poignant, and frequently quietly amusing. The book reminds us how much we learn from our dogs, particularly our old dogs. It shows us how they are completely attentive and accepting, always loving and affectionate, and consistently loyal, it is quite a special little book. 5.0 out of 5 stars The Gift That Keeps On Giving, July 30, 2013 By Isabel from Brighton Truly, this beautiful book is the "gift that keeps on giving.
" Every time I open it, I find another piece of wisdom and insight. This little book has a magic ability to heal and calm. It also proves to me that old adage; 'It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.' I look forward to further works created by this gifted duo. 5.0 out of 5 stars Lifts the spirit, July 30, 2013 By Dr R This delightful little book offers an all age audience a poignant, moving, touching, affecting and heart-warming journey through the lives of old dogs. Those familiar with the impact of canine relationships with individuals, families and societies will find the succinct observations and evocative photographs powerful and charming. It provides memorable reflections, in a portable form, for sharing as a gift and for dipping into for spontaneous spirit lifting! 5.0 out of 5 stars What a moving book., July 30, 2013 By PR Creative This beautiful book is small but packs a punch. Its size in fact makes it easy to carry and it is a perfect gift. It is poignant, quirky, joyous...from Suzanne's wonderful intro about Brando to the last snippet and photo. The clever alignment of human perceptions with dogs of all types makes it different.
It actually builds to a very moving conclusion in one read...very unusual for a gift book. This is a gem. 5.0 out of 5 stars Old Dogs: Lessons in Loving and Ageing, July 30, 2013 By Calypso Old Dogs: Lessons in Loving and Ageing by writer and poet Suzanne McCourt and photographer Peter Derrett is a joyous journey. It is a glorious celebration of our most faithful companions. Old dogs in this book come in many breeds and have different personalities: brave, joyful, grumpy, and followers of fashion, you will find them all in this book. Suzanne's verse is wise and meaningful and Peter's photography, in an amazing array of photographs,is wonderful. Delightful and entertaining these old dogs are up to every trick in the book. I can think of no other dog book I have enjoyed so much. Old Dogs is the perfect gift for anyone.
After a career in teaching, marketing, public relations and private employment, Suzanne McCourt has embraced the joys and challenges of a writing life. Her first novel is currently with a publisher, she has won prizes for her short stories, and several of her poems trundle around Melbourne on trains as part of the Moving Galleries project. Suzanne's life changed dramatically when she adopted Brando, a three year old Poodle of great gentleness and wisdom. Through Brando she became involved in pet therapy in hospitals and also founded FIDO CO (Fellowship of Informed Dog Owners Cat Owners), a community group that worked with her local Council to develop a Domestic Animal Plan which has made the Bayside area where she lives in suburban Melbourne, one of the most pet friendly in the world. When Brando died, Suzanne discovered she was far from alone in loving and losing an old dog. She has written 'Old Dogs' in remembrance of Brando and for dog owners all over the world. Visit their website at www.blackdoginstitute.org.au