Underwater Puppies For You #Doglover!

underwater puppies dogs seth casteelThe swimming pool might be closed for the summer — but that’s not stopping these Underwater Puppies from diving into the deep end! That’s right, it’s another photo book by doggie photographer, Seth Casteel.

Listen to the NPR interview here! (NPR)

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The #Dogs Less or More Traveled?

travels-with-casey-coveroff the leash year at the dog park matthew gilbertWalt Whitman trekked all over the countryside, and Emily Dickinson rarely left the house — and yet both have long been considered two of America’s greatest storytellers.

Well, the same could be said for two new dog memoirs that head in decidedly opposite directions. Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis details a year-long cross-country adventure with his Yellow Lab, while Matthew Gilbert’s Off the Leash circles around the community and camaraderie found at the local dog park. So, I guess whichever type of dog story resonates with you could depend on your lifestyle! (LA Times)

French #Dogfriendly Book for Kids…and #Chiens

If you enjoy the artwork of Maira Kalman or Wendy MacNaughton (Lost Cat), then you will surely love the witty illustrations of Jackie Clark Mancuso in her new kids book, Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog.

The charming dog tale is all about Hudson, a curiously inquisitive Norwich Terrier, trying to fit into the Parisian lifestyle. Bon app├ętit! (Picture Book Review)

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Broadway Barks for #Dogs!

83327 broadway barksIf you’re feeling lucky this weekend, then chances are there will be a lotta lucky dogs available for adoption at the annual star-studded Broadway Barks event, where you can check out such pet-friendly celebs as Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Zach Braff, and many more. But, of course, we know the real stars are the dogs! (DogTipper)

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Black Dog Fact or Fiction?

In recent years, there has been a rumor running through dog shelters and kennels that black dogs aren’t adopted out as often as their fair-haired roommates. Although there is no official study thus far to back up this commonly-held assertion, Fred Levy — a photographer — is not taking any chances, so he has started up the Black Dogs Project to promote dog lovers choosing his darker-furred friends! (HuffPo)

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RIP George Rodrigue aka “The Blue Dog Artist”

All dog lovers are feeling blue today with the passing of George Rodrigue, a real giant in the dog art world, who created the infamous “Blue Dog” paintings. His canine-colored career were also one of the inspirations for my novel, It’s Just A Dog.

To find out more about this New Orleans painter who brought dog art to the masses, please take some time to check out his work at his official website, GeorgeRodrigue.com. Pic courtesy of Mrs. Allen’s Art Room blog.

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Did You Know There’s A Museum for Dogs?

Okay, it’s not just for dogs — but for all of our animal friends — and it’s called The National Museum of Animals & Society, located in Los Angeles, California. And I bet there free days are a real zoo!

Anyway, their current pooch-friendly exhibition is My Dog My Home: The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness.

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Let’s Get This Dog Book Party Started!

muttville book party its just a dogIf you’re in the SF Bay Area tomorrow (July 13), pop on by the Love A Senior Saturday / Muttville Dog Book Party.

There will be books, there will be dogs, doggie photographers, a doggie kissing booth — honestly, it’s just too much fun to cover in a single dog blog post! And the best part is that 100% of sales go to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.