Thursday, October 22, 2015

Over the Counter #286

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Well, this week it's two books I spied on some new release lists.....and I was missing my old border collie who passed away this summer.

First up is The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs Hardcover by Elias Weiss Friedman.

From the publisher, Artisan Books:

"The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog’s eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog’s distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over."

Next up is My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts by by Laura T. Coffey (Author) and Lori Fusaro (Photographer).

From the publisher, New World Library:

"No Dog Should Die Alone” was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of “old dogs learning new tricks,” Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You’ll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney’s cocker spaniel, Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Jennifer Tar Heel Reader said...

I'm definitely checking these two out, especially the one about older dogs. Luanne, I am sorry about your fur baby.

Ethan said...

I'm all about anything to do with dogs. My little rescue pup is like a child to me!

Luanne said...

Thanks Tarheel - she was a big part of our family and is sorely missed.

Ethan - every dog I've had has been a rescue. And when I'm ready for another one, I'll be heading to the pound.

Icewineanne said...

So sad to hear about the loss of your beloved companion. I do love digs & was thrilled to see The Dogist on your list. The photographer was featured last Sunday on the CBS show 'Sunday Morning'. He also has a website where he posts 4 new photos everyday. Oddly he said he has no dog of his own, he enjoys the freedom to travel & enjoys others' pets.
I will be checking out both of these charming books, many thanks for highlighting them Luanne. I look forward to seeing the pics of your new best friend, when your heart is ready to adopt again.

Luanne said...

Thank you Icewineanne. I didn't know about his website - I'll go check it out. How unusual that he has no dog of his own.