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.