The Wonderful World of William Wegman’s #Dogs

Nice photo-essay of William Wegman’s weird, wild, wonderful world of dog art in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine!

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The Book of #Dogs in Art

I was at the SFMoMA last week, and this simple, elegant little pooch tomé caught my eye — The Book of Dog.

Yeah, okay, it might appear a bit artsy-fartsy on the outside — but you can’t judge a dog book by its cover, right? This elegant catalog was chock full of tasteful portraits and chewy tidbits for any high-or-low-falutin’ dog lover!

12 Best #Dogs Books for Christmas #kindle

With all the “Best of” lists coming out as we wrap up 2016 — I figured why not add a pile of this year’s dog books to the mix? If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or other pet presents, there’s plenty of reading material to entertain the dog person in your life!

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FICTION

Lily and the Octopus (Steven Rowley)

Twelve Dogs of Christmas (David Rosenfelt)

Just Life (Neil Abramson)

Sit! Stay! Speak! (Annie England Noblin)

Earnest (Kristin Von Kreisler)

NON-FICTION

Being A Dog: Following the Dog into A World of Smell (Alexandra Horowitz)

Dogs and Their People (BarkPost)

The Secret Language of Dogs (Victoria Stilwell)

The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog (Patricia McConnell) – Available Feb 2017

Let Me Tell You About Jasper: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog (Dana Perino)

Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog (Colin Campbell)

Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home (Pauls Toutonghi)

@BCEnglishDept Color Me #DogsofInstagram — no, Littlefield!

Dogs of Littlefield Suzanne BerneOf course you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I absolutely love the hardcover jacket for The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne.

Unfortunately, the story seems to be a rather dark comedy about dogs being poisoned in suburbia — think American Beauty meets My Dog Skip — and we all know what happened to those lead characters…

However, looking on the bright side, if this novel’s writing is as clever as the cover, then I’m sure all readers will be feeling the Berne! (Amazon)

“Old Faithful” Celebrates Senior #Dogs @a_pete_tweet

old faithful dogs of a certain age pete thorneTime catches up to all of us –– even our loyal dog friends. And if you’ve ever had the privilege of growing older with a pet, you’ve seen there is beauty and dignity in aging, as Pete Thorne documents in his graceful new doggie photo book, Old Faithful: Dogs of A Certain Age.

Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re laugh lines! (Pete Thorne Photo)

Laurie Anderson Plays Free Concert for #Dogs!

8db47cbcHappy New Year! The stock market’s tanking and the El Niño storms are coming in 2016…but at least Laurie Anderson is getting the year off to a positive start — by putting on a free concert for dogs (and their owners) in Times Square tonight! She’s even supplying 350 wireless headsets so humans can enjoy listening to the low-frequency concert with their canine companions. (Rolling Stone)

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Christmas Eve Smackdown: #Cats vs. #Dogs Books!

When families get together over the holidays, some relatives can’t help talking smack — even when it comes to their favorite pet books! So, Carolyn Kellogg of the L.A. Times breaks down this year’s best cat vs. dog book stocking stuffers!

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Beloved Dog #Books!

beloved dog book maira kalmanIf you’re going to buy just one dog book for the holidays, I’d heartily recommend Maira Kalman’s Beloved Dog. It’s a gorgeous, colorful, witty publication –– and all about the love of a good dog!

And I’m not alone. See the heartwarming reviews in Brainpickings or Modern Dog!

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It’s Just an Angel Dog?

The Internet got spooked last week with this pic of a woman spreading the ashes of her beloved Golden Retriever named Wagner. If you look closely at the picture on the bottom right, you can make out the shape of a dog, right? But is it real or is it just Photoshop? Or maybe a Halloween hoax? You be the judge! (DogTime)

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