The Glory and Heartbreak of the Old Dog

Is a new pup a gift or a betrayal of your good old friend?

Susan Orlean

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In her prime, never mind a few gray hairs.

We are waltzing around the idea of getting another dog. It’s a delicate thing. We thought our dog was eight years old — or maybe we wanted her to be eight years old, which isn’t exactly like being a puppy, but feels like the solid if slightly overripe prime of life, when the dog and you know each…

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Susan Orlean

Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own Literati.com book club (join me!)