Waggish (Hardcover)

Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons: 6 Pack

By Grace Chon, Melanie Monteiro

Countryman Press, 9781682682081, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

List Price: 77.70*
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There's no mistaking a happy dog. The wagging tail, eager eyes, and smile that cannot be faked. A happy dog radiates joy that comes through in every one of these amazing photographs from Grace Chon. Yet the mystery remains: What is going on behind those gleeful grins? Are they laughing with us? At us? Are they operating at a higher stage of enlightenment . . . or just buttering us up before we discover the tiny, torn remnants of burrito wrapper suspiciously dotting the hallway?

No one knows for sure, but this world-class collection of canines--big and small; rescues and pure breeds; deep thinkers, bemused skeptics, and carefree optimists--offers wordsmith Melanie Monteiro plenty of opportunity to guess. She's spot on, pairing expressions with inner dialogue like, "There's absolutely nothing going on here that you need to worry about. . ." or "Let me in so I can go out again." Waggish is the perfect gift for every dog lover.