What is the title/author of this essay about caring for an aging dog?
April 18, 2011 10:23 AM Subscribe
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posted by voodoochile to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
About ten years ago I read an essay/short memoir in a borrowed book about the author caring for her beloved dog as it aged and died.
(I know, wet blanket, no fun, but it was a good read.)
Thought of it this weekend and would like to revisit it, but cannot for the life of me think of the author's name, the title, the collection it was in. No longer in contact with the person from whom I'd borrowed the book.
Additional details I do remember: I believe the dog was a German Shepherd. The author had a game she played with the dog, where it put its nose up and she grasped it like a stick shift, moving it around as if she was going through various gears while driving. I believe the essay was written in the (late?) 1990s, and definitely was by a female author.
A Google search for "essay dying dog gear shift nose" did not turn up anything helpful. :)
Ring any bells for anyone?