Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love (Hardcover)

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For dog lovers everywhere, this photographic collection portrays the powerful and heartwarming relationship between people and their older dogs. The photographs are accompanied by stories celebrating this special bond. Jane Klonsky, a renowned Vermont-based photographer, has combined her dual passion for dogs and photography into a beautiful tribute. — Barbara Morrow


Experience the deeper, sweeter love of senior dogs with this captivating National Geographic collection of photographs and anecdotes. This book is a one-of-a-kind celebration of humans’ special bond with, and love for, their senior dogs. Since 2012, photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky has traveled the United States with one mission: to capture images and stories that focus on the powerful relationship between dogs in the twilight of their lives and the people they share their life with. A book for any dog lover who appreciates the connection, unconditional love, and bond that can only be provided by a canine companion.

About the Author

JANE SOBEL KLONSKY launched her photography career in 1976 as the first photographer to scale the cables to the top of the Verrazano Bridge to get a shot of the start of the New York City Marathon. Jane was the Marathon’s official photographer for the next 10 years, and for nearly thirty years was a major player in the world of commercial and sports photography. Her work has taken her around the world to Kenya to shoot photos of a family of Masaai Warriors; to record an international running competition in Tokyo; and to chronicle the untouched beauty of far-reaching places like Papua New Guinea and Myanmar (Burma). Her award-winning photographs have been published widely, and have been the subject of several books, including one based on a 50,000 mile cross-country photographic tour of rural America taken with her photographer husband, Arthur, and two Great Danes. She continues to do extensive work for Getty Images. Mother to up-and-coming filmmaker Kacey, she lives with her husband, their two therapy dogs, Charlie and Sam, and a cat, Humphrey, in rural Vermont.

Praise For…

“If you have ever loved an elderly dog, you’ll feel less alone flipping through these pages. This is a must-read book for all dog lovers.”—Mara Bovsun, AKC Family Dog magazine
“I unconditionally love this book. Highly recommended for all animal lovers— and those whose lives have yet to be touched by these wise older souls.”—Marc Bekoff, author of The Animals’ Agenda:  Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age and Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do
“The oldies are so beautiful and wise.  This book is a loving hug to warm the heart.”—Dr. Kathleen Cooney, past President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
“Social media posts come and go in a blink of an eye but a story in a book is always there right at your fingertips.”—Laura Oliver, Founder, Lionel's Legacy Senior Dog Rescue
“What a fantastic testament to the love of older dogs and our relationships to them.”—Lisa Waddle, PARADE magazine
“Jane Sobel Klonsky has brought her strong photographic sensibilities to explore a delicate and moving subject in a profoundly touching way.”—Lewis Blackwell, author of The Life and Love of Dogs and Dogs
“This book proves that there is something that brings more happiness than a warm puppy: a snuggly old timer!”—Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dogs Wants You to Know and host of NPR’s “Dog Talk”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426217111
ISBN-10: 1426217110
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English