Celebrating the anniversary of Paws Before Bedtime

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of the Twilight biography Paws before Bedtime. If you’re a new supporter of Twilight, or maybe have just come across our website, then you might not be aware that you can read all about the founding of Twilight, day-to-day life in a household of thirty dogs, and more about the three hundred plus dogs that have crossed the threshold to live a life of love and care in their final years.


Paws Before Bedtime ~ the Twilight biography

If have you ever asked yourself what made a retired English teacher and his psychologist wife open the doors of their Dordogne home to thirty old, sick or disabled dogs? The answer is at hand. The good news is – we still have a few copies left for sale. This is a high quality professionally printed paperback of 260 pages, illustrated with over 200 colour photographs. The creation of the book, excluding printing costs, was entirely by donation so that 100% of the profit goes to the dogs of Twilight.

Here’s what some readers have said about Paws Before Bedtime:

I received [the] book yesterday and it is beautiful! It encompasses the very essence of Twilight and the love so many supporters have for these valiant doggies that have had such heartbreaking lives so far. It also pays homage to Mummy and Daddy Twilight who have dedicated their lives and their home to give the Puddings love and care until the end of their days. They continue despite having their own setbacks and I am sure there must be days when they just want to turn over in the morning and go back to sleep! Their legion of Twilighters will always be there for them – they just have to ask. If you haven’t ordered your book yet I would urge you to do so – it is funny, sad, amusing and above all uplifting – all that is best about mankind. [CW]


It’s a true insight into how Twilight evolved, and shows the true, unselfish love 2 amazing people have for the dogs that many would have put to sleep! [VE]


Today just before lunch the post arrived with a copy of Paws Before Bedtime. I had thought I would be cleaning this afternoon. No, I have sat with the wonderful book, couldn’t put it down, until my dogs reminded me it was teatime. Everyone involved in the production of pbb should be very proud, and of course this could not exist or indeed Twilight without all the love and hard work you both have given to so many dogs. My congratulations. [MB]


This book is a wonderful celebration of Twilight and inside you will find incredible stories about dogs with all sorts of problems who thanks to the dedication and love of Leeanne, Mike, and an army of volunteers young and old, live their twilight years safe, warm and loved. This book is one every animal lover should own, it is humbling, inspiring, and just simply wonderful. So please buy this book, for yourself, your friends, for birthdays, Christmas, by doing so you will not only be supporting Twilight, you will also have the privilege of allow the wonderful characters in it, both canine and human to enter your soul and enrich your life. [SK]

If you’d like to buy a copy of Paws Before Bedtime at the special anniversary price of €15 including postage please contact us at twilightchiens@gmail.com or use the donate button in the header and mark your PayPal payment as being for the book, not forgetting to include your address.