Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons
Grace Chon, Melanie Monteiro
Book cover for Waggish by Grace Chon
To be "waggish" is to be playful and mischievous—the very definition of these adorable dogs and the things they (might) think about us

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.

October 2017
6 x 7 | 128pp | Hardcover |
60 color photographs
$12.95 (US)
$17.50 (CA)
About the Author
Grace Chon is a photographer, recognized for her expressive animal portraits. She and her work have been featured by Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Bark magazine, Modern Dog, Woman’s Day, Outside, Oprah, and Good Housekeeping. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Melanie Monteiro is a pet expert and author of The Safe Dog Handbook. She has been interviewed by NPR, Fox News, and AOL. She hosts popular pet first aid workshops and lives in Los Angeles, CA.