Friday, February 4, 2011

The Dogs of Central Park

Abbey @ Belvedere Castle, Central Park
Summer 2009
(c) Fran Reisner, The Dogs of Central Park

I am thrilled to be able to share with you some very exciting news. Abbey is one of the pups featured in the upcoming book The Dogs of Central Park.

Photographer Fran Reisner has spent the last few years working on this beautiful book about the amazing dogs who call New York City's Central Park their own! Abbey & Due (along with Due's peeps) met Fran one spring Saturday morning in the Park. Although I was out of town, we met up again when she returned that summer.

Last week I received an email from Fran informing me that the book (published by Rizzoli), was coming out this spring - and that Abbey made the cut. I treasure this photo and all it respresents. It's a lovely reminder of the many beautiful days we spent together in Central Park.

Sadly I had to inform Fran that Abbey had lost her battle with cancer just a few months ago. She will be one of 4 NYC dogs who will appear posthumously in this book.

Thank you to Fran for including Abbey - and for creating a beautiful book about 2 of my favorite things - dogs - and Central Park!
If the weather holds out - Ellie will get to discover Central Park this SUNDAY!!!


Sheila and Bob said...

What a wonderful legacy to Abbey.

Sheila & Bob

Two Pitties in the City said...

What a gorgeous photo, and you must be so touched that Abbey is included in the book.

JackDaddy said...

Such a happy reminder!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How great is that ... very proud n happy. Surely a great way to remember Abbey. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wrigley said...

What a great way to remember Abbey! She looks beautiful in the picture.

Wags N Kisses,

1000 Goldens said...

We are sooooo happy for you. What a wonderful idea for a book, we look forward to seeing it :)

MySpecialDoggies said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Abbey - and a beautiful picture.

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Ben said...

Very excited to see the book -
Ben and the Fellas

Fran Reisner said...

Wendy, it was truly an honor to meet you and Abbey while working on this project, and it pleases me to know the significance of her place in my book. She is one of at least six who are no longer with us. They will all be remembered by those who loved them, and now enjoyed by thousands who never even knew them. Your followers here may be interested in knowing that I dedicated the book to those who give so selflessly of their time and efforts on behalf of the millions of helpless animals around the globe. Thanks for the post. I look forward to seeing you and meeting Ellie this spring!