Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog,
the world will change forever. ~Karen Davison
Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. ~Carolyn Alexander
A heartfelt portrait of how senior canine companions inspire us to live our best life
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog. ~Sydney Jeanne Seward
About the Book
(includes over 100 beautiful color photos to complement the narrative)
There is something unique about adopting an animal whose years are limited. It helps us uncover what is really important and to navigate our own humanity.
Meet Annie, an old dog the shelter deemed unadoptable. She opened her third family’s hearts to everyday joys and the growth that can only be experienced through love and loss up close.
Annie’s uplifting story encourages us to take a chance on elderly, disabled, or challenged rescue pets. They reward us with daily lessons in love, resilience, hope, and grace.
Each day with Annie proved that the sun will come out tomorrow, until one day it doesn’t. But even then, when all we have is our beautiful memories of times spent together, the sun will rise. Rescued pets inspire us to live by their example, long after they are gone. We emerge with an expanded heart and an eagerness to welcome more animals and opportunities to love into our lives.
Feedback from Readers
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Readers will immediately be drawn to Annie's loving personality, which you’ve conveyed very well, and will be inspired to follow in your footsteps with rescuing senior pets—or even pets in general.
It’s a beautiful story. I love that you two found each other. Annie was such a lucky dog to have you take such good care of her (and I know you were lucky to have her, too). Your story is so touching. I just love this little dog. She seems to have exceptionally expressive eyes. I feel like she is looking into my soul!
Loved reading about your and Annie’s story - it’s obvious you were meant for each other. I also really enjoyed all of the beautiful color photos.
About the Author
Kelly Nardoni lives in Southern California, where she works as a life science executive. Kelly also is the co-creator of the Canine Cloud pet lounger/bed. When not spending time with family or on community service, she enjoys looking for her next rescue dog and for opportunities to improve pets' comfort and care.