Extraordinary Old Dogs by Laura Greaves, former editor of Dogs Life magazine and crazy about dogs, tells the stories of elderly dogs who are doing extraordinary things. Some of the dogs joined their human parents as puppies, but many were older rescue dogs who had years of love left to give. Senior dogs are proving that there’s a great life to be had no matter what their age.
There is Magnus, the greyhound, who had his own bucket list and got to star in an ad campaign, fly in a plane and meet a celebrity amongst other exciting adventures.
Brook, the Shetland sheepdog, who saved her owner from certain death.
Maggie, a Victorian kelpie, whose owner believes she was at least thirty years old when she died, and is thought to be the longest lived dog in the world.
Puppy, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, who never grew up and needed Tino the German Shepherd dog to find him when he was lost………………………and so many more wonderful stories of beloved pets, who lived on to a ripe old age.
A heartwarming, often heart-wrenching, book which proves that older dogs are worth their weight in gold. Whether they have been raised by their family from puppyhood or adopted when older, all dogs need the chance to live and be loved no matter what their circumstances.
It encourages all who read these stories to consider adopting a rescue dog as he/she will be more than willing to share a lifetime of doggy love and licks.
A wonderful book to give to family and friends whether dog parents or not!
Extraordinary Old Dogs is available in paperback and e-book
About Laura Greaves
Laura Greaves is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and proud ‘crazy dog lady’. She has spent more than twenty years writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world and is the former editor of Dogs Life magazine. She is the author of the collections Incredible Dog Journeys, Dogs with Jobs, The Rescuers and Miracle Mutts, the children’s book Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs, as well as three romantic comedy novels, Be My Baby, The Ex-Factor and Two Weeks ’Til Christmas, all of which feature an extensive supporting cast of cheeky canines. She has twice won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Rio Award, which recognises the best book about a dog that has impacted a human’s life in a profoundly positive way.