A Dog for All Seasons

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2006 - Pets - 112 pages
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“Dogs are our link to paradise. . . . To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.” —Milan Kundera

Whether they are large enough to rival a small horse or tiny enough to fit into a teacup, dogs have, for as far back as recorded history reaches, held honored and esteemed places in our lives, and for good reason: Winsome, intelligent, sensitive, and feisty, they accompany us through the seasons of our lives with incomparable, unerring loyalty, devotion, and affection. Now, in A Dog for All Seasons, celebrated dog photographer Jim Dratfield focuses his lens on the magnificence that is the canine species moving through the chilling snows of winter, the joyous warmth of summer, the beauty of spring, and the solemnity that is autumn.

In A Dog for All Seasons, Dratfield uncannily captures, in stunning images both candid and posed, these remarkable creatures in all their glory, all year round. Complemented with quotations by authors ranging from Dorothy Parker to Oscar Wilde, the result is a timeless and evocative marriage of text and image that will find a permanent place in the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

Award-winning photographer Jim Dratfield presents a gallery of pups exploring the wonders of nature—and enduring unexpected turns in the weather—with the enthusiasm, curiosity, and steadfast spirit that makes them our favorite companions all year long.

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About the author (2006)

Jim Dratfield is the owner of Petography, Inc. (petography.com), and travels the country to photograph pets and their parents. He is the author of Day of the Dachshund, Pug Shots, Underdogs, and The Quotable Equine and coauthor of The Quotable Canine and The Quotable Feline. Jim grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and spent more than a decade acting on stage and the small screen. He lives in New York City with his wife, Chiara, and their dog, Caleb.

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