This Book Will Take You In Its Arms And Rock You Gently

Written to touch hearts and souls – a collection of unique love stories between seniors, between generations and even between species. 

“Envelops me with peaceful waves of calm.” Christine E/Chicago

“Incredibly awesome stories that truly touch your heart, spirit and soul! Janet M/Las Vegas
“A balm to soothe the lonely soul.” Diane K/Boulder


There are more than 65 million caregivers in the United States who care enough to read to a senior.
This book is for every one of you.

There are too many millions of elderly women and men looking for an escape from the loss and loneliness of growing old alone.
This book is for every one of you.

that touch your heart, spirit and soul! I am going to use a word I just learned today to describe my reaction ... unputdownable."
Janet M/Las Vegas

to soothe the lonely soul." 

Diane K/Boulder


with peaceful waves of calm."

​Christine E/Chicago



When I am old, give me a dog. A dog that understands I may have lost a step or two and slows its own pace to stay by my side. A dog that lets me relive the same old memories over and over but listens like it’s never heard any of it before. A dog that will make me feel young on days when I feel old and a dog that will let me feel old on days when I feel like feeling old. A dog. A good ol’ dog. A dog like Mack.

   This is for every senior who has spent a lifetime with a pet that stole their heart.

What is it about an old dog that can make an old woman cry? 

Mack was an old dog. An old black dog with a short tail and a set of teeth that looked more like a picket fence with whiskers wrapped around it.

He was here yesterday and the house was full.

He’s not here today and the house is empty. 

Mack was Donna’s dog. 

Mack was Rachel’s dog. 

Mack was Rebekah’s dog.

Mack was everybody’s dog. 

Except Fred. Mack was not Fred’s dog, but that’s another story. 

Yesterday, Donna could feel Mack everywhere she went. Today, he wasn't anywhere she went and if Mack couldn’t be in the house, Donna didn't want to be in it either. 

Rachel told her to remember the good things about Mack, like the way he always made her laugh by eating cheeseburgers without chewing and then grinning his picket fence grin like he was the only dog in the world that could do that with a cheeseburger. 

Mack made Donna laugh.

But she couldn't think about that right now. 
All she could think about was that Mack was not in the house. 
And without him in it, the house was empty. 

What is it about an old dog that can make an old woman cry? 

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