If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portrait of Dogs

If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portrait of Dogs

by RoyBlount (Author), ValerieShaff (Author)


Who hasn't looked into a dog's eyes and wondered what thoughts he is trying to express? The answers are in this whimsical book of more than 50 doggy countenances evoking their innermost thoughts. Roy Blount's verses - written from the dog's point of view - give the meaning of the quizzical expressions and penetrating looks that Valerie Shaff's camera catches. These dogs articulate their most ardent wishes, their true opinions of their owners and their particularly canine expressions of love. From adorable Dalmatian pups to mournful hounds to soulful setters, each dog describes the befuddles, heartbreak and the simple joys of dog life: a good stick, forbidden chicken bones, fetching, barking and, of course, sniffing. Until dogs learn to talk, this may be the best way to remember that the inner dog is probably a lot like the outer one.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 04 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0821228307
ISBN 13: 9780821228302

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Absolutely hilarious and poignant...a doggone good read.
Author Bio
VALERIE SHAFF has gained recent renown for her commissioned dog portraits. Her work has appeared in THE NEW YORKER, HOUSE & GARDEN and MARTHA STEWART LIVING. She has also done commercial work for Ralph Lauren, Atlantic Records and Gap. ROY BLOUNT JR. is the author of 2 books and contributes to numerous magazines.