Why We Really Love Dogs

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740786849
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Photographer Kim Levin's photos and touching prose combine to create another poignant essay about the unique and endearing qualities of dogs.

Why We Love Dogs

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780836269710
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This endearing gift book celebrates the unique connection between dogs and their human companions.There are reasons dogs are our best friends: They are loyal, affectionate, and totally committed to us. Or as photographer/writer Kim Levin puts it: "Because they look us in the eye." "Because they have wrinkles, too." "Because they are family." In this charming book, Levin artfully combines photographs with simple, insightful prose; the result is an ode that celebrates the wonders of dogs. Soulful beagle eyes. A grinning hound luxuriating in the sun. In these poignant photos, Levin captures each dog's essence and illuminates the myriad reasons why we love dogs. In America alone, 40 million people own more than 50 million dogs. Of those dedicated dog owners, about 13 million Americans say they're as attached to their dogs as they are to their best friends; some six million people rank their dogs right up there with their children. That's why everyone who has ever cherished a beloved dog-whether large or small, pure-bred or mutt-will delight in this book filled with heartwarming words and pictures to commemorate their special closeness.

DogJoy

Author: Editors of Bark
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605293369
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There is no greater joy than seeing a beloved dog smile. Whether they're greeting us at the door, romping with their pals, or celebrating a birthday, their happiness is completely infectious. Do dogs really smile? We set out to prove this idea after a reader of The Bark sent in a photo of her grinning dog, with a suggestion for a contest ... and, the Smiling Dog contest was born. So for the past eight years, enthusiastic dog lovers everywhere have been sending in photographs of their smiling pups. DogJoy assembles the best of the packÔÇöpresenting proof positive that dogs not only smile, but also laugh, grin, snicker and even share jokes. Highlighted by personal stories and peppered with charming observations, dog lovers everywhere will adore this wonderful collection.

For the Love You Give

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740787187
Format: PDF
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For The Love You Give celebrates the everyday give-and-take between dogs and their human companions. Kim Levin's heartwarming photographs illustrate "quotes" from dogs who state, unequivocally and with canine candor, what they will do for love. From being a loyal companion to chasing anything that moves to begging for food, the full spectrum of dog behavior that we love (and some that we just live with) is depicted in this delightful collection. For The Love You Give is an endearing, uplifting book that honors the unique bond between dogs and humans. Featuring a wide variety of dogs from full mutt to purebred, this book reminds us that our canine friends give us unconditional love and much more.

Pawfiles

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740786741
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Pawfiles presents a dog-by-dog glimpse at the personalities and character quirks behind some of her favorite subjects. In what other book of portraiture will you find a model bio that includes "chases rats and pigeons" followed by "loves filet mignon and creme brulee"? Welcome to the dog-centric world of photographer Kim Levin. Nearly a decade ago, Levin began shooting photos of dogs (and occasionally cats) in and around Central Park. What began as a dog-loving photographer's hobby has blossomed into a successful career as a pet portrait artist nonpareil. With nine books of dog photos to her credit and a booming portrait business, Levin has become a virtual Avedon for the pet set. Pawfiles is filled with portraits by turns charming, touching, and goofy. Each dog's mini-portfolio is accompanied by its stats (age, breed, and home) and a short but revealing "about the model" statement. About Oliver, a 2-year-old English bulldog, we learn of a Beanie Baby obsession. Simone, a 7-year-old poodle, is described as "airhead by day and tramp by night," and Max, a 12-year-old border collie, "enjoys butt rubs"--but, then, who doesn't? This hard-to-resist book is sure to elicit the same two-part response from all dog lovers: 1) I need this on my coffee table, and 2) My dog should be in the sequel.

Why We Love Cats

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740792806
Format: PDF
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"I have learned why cats are so special, that you have to earn their trust and love. I have found the beauty and character that cats possess." When photographer Kim Levin created the magic duet of words and images that appeared in Why We Love Dogs and Why We Really Love Dogs, thousands of animal lovers responded. Now Levin's long-anticipated version for cat lovers is finally here! Kim's gift for capturing the essence of animals is reflected in beautiful photos and playful words that show the ways we love cats: because they stop to smell the flowers, because they look like lions, because they clean themselves . . . all the time. Why We Love Cats portrays all that is enchanting, mysterious, and fun in the world of cats.

Hound for the Holidays

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740793179
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"This holiday season, let's remember the things that really matter." So begins Kim Levin and John O'Neill's Hound for the Holidays a warm reminder from man (and woman's) best friend to hold loved ones dear at this special time of the year. The holidays (like dogs) are all about sharing, unconditional love, and enjoying the moment, but sometimes, with the hubbub of shopping, open houses, family gatherings, and parties, it's easy to lose that holiday spirit. So who better to put the "happy" back in holidays than a cast of dogs celebrating the season? Whether they are two pooches window-shopping, an urbane Jack Russell on a trip to the big city, or a German Shepherd catching snowflakes on his tongue, the dogs in these charming photos all deliver the message "Enjoy!" Pet portrait artist Kim Levin's striking and expressive photos pair perfectly with John O'Neill's warm and upbeat words to make a great holiday treat.

Erin Go Bark

Author: Kim Levin
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449440924
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"May your bed stay warm, your bowl stay full, and may you live a long and healthy life." Long live Ireland ae isle of myth and mystery, proud haven of poets and saints, land of wisdom and courage . . . and home to many adorable Irish dogs. From beloved pet photographer Kim Levin comes another winning collection of dog photographs, this time coupled with Irish sayings and blessings written by her husband, John O'Neill. Erin Go Bark! celebrates the land of the shamrock and its gift for blarney by showcasing some of the country's cutest four-legged lads and lassies. May you seek revenge on the person who named you "Scruffy." May you see the inside of the door as often as you see the outside. May the "big dogs" be careful whom they mess with.