The playful picture book reminds us to treasure each moment

March 30, 2010 11:45 AM

It’s a dog’s world, and we’re just living in it. At least that’s what pals Kim Levin and Christine Montaquila seem to think. The photographer-writer duo recently released Dogplay: The Canine Guide to Being Happy (Abrams, $12.95), a treat-filled tome that reminds us it’s the little things in life that matter.

The childhood friends from Rhode Island worked together to photograph doggie models mainly around the New York and New Jersey area, where Levin now lives (Montaquila is currently based outside Chicago). Then, they chose their favorite shots and matched them with sweet sayings that eternally optimistic dogs might share with us: “Watch more reality and less reality TV,” and “Explore new backyards, but know your way home.”

A perfect present for your pup-loving friend, the book offers just as many laughs as thoughtful sentiments. Our favorite? “Be grateful for the life right under your nose.” Who knew dogs could be so wise?

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