The Quick List posts are based on a series in our Instagram feed.
The world is made up of two kinds of people: Those Who Love Dogs and Those Filled With an Emptiness of Which They Are Unaware. These books are for both the converted and those in need of dog salvation.
Dogs on Instagram from the Instagram account @dogsofinstagram – over 400 individual canines. For dog lovers and folks trying to cut down on social media use.
Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel – A wide variety of medium/animal combos have been tried and found too messy or even deadly (“Rolled-in-cornflour fawns”, “Chrome-dipped baby pigs” for example), but Casteel’s Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies is the chocolate/peanut butter of medium/animal concepts.
Doug the Pug: The King of Pop Culture – He makes it look so effortless.
Dogface from Barbara O’Brien – This book of candid dog portraits is our answer to people in our lives who don’t get why the best thing ever is to have an unemployed, fanged, fur-covered, pantsless, quadrupedal, one-named gremlin loose in the house. I mean, if you have the ability to give those people a soul, that would be better, but barring that, Dogface is next best.
Find Momo – Andrew Knapp and his dog Momo wanna play hide-n-seek with you, and it’s pretty damn adorable. They’re great photos, plus you get to try to find Momo.
Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand – Cute, wet dogs without that wet dog smell. Surprisingly, not a sequel to Underwater Dogs. Up next: “Blow-dried Dogs”.
If you actually want to learn something about dogs, check out Alexandra Horowitz’s two titles Inside of a Dog and Being a Dog (recently reviewed here). These are up close & detailed studies of what a dog’s life is like, including and especially what it’s like to live by sense of smell.
Keep an eye out for more Quick Lists. There are a bunch in the ol’ pipeline.