Sunday, 27 January 2008

Dog books

Do you collect books? J1 collects cookery books and books on WFTs. I also collect books but as I have rather a low attention span I prefer perusing through photo collections.

I was delighted when I received this book for Christmas:

In this book Catherine Johnson has collected an assortment of black and white amateur photos of dogs from the turn of the century to the early 1950s. The photos show dogs in family portraits, at play, in humorous poses and just being themselves.

Naturally, I looked to see how many WFT photos there are; not many, but of course they're all rather good.

What's going on here? It looks like the dog is holding a WFT toy but he doesn't look too happy though, does he?

This poor dog looks as though he's had rather a severe haircut. He's all nekkid apart from his front legs and beard!

Catherine Johnson
London: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714848037


Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what a great book of old photos of dogs in the olden days. Soooo kewl!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Agatha and Archie said...

Jax,PL2 loves cook books too!! Wow that poor kid in the last pic!!! He must have been mortified and to have it captured FOREVER in a picuter!!! Love A+A

Gus said...

Thank you for telling us about this book. We will check next time we go to a book store, or maybe send Dad across the pond to fetch it!


Maggie & Mitch said...

What a neat book! Mom has a few Airedale books too and I love to look at the pictures best, just like you do, Jackson!

Love ya lots,

Lenny said...

That book looks great, Jackson! Thanks for sharing the funny WFT pictures! (Who came up with that weird hair-do??)

Your friend, Lenny

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Cool book, kind of like a blog before blogs!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day J,
You wouldn't believe it but we bought that very book for some friends of ours for Christmas. It is a beautiful book.
Speaking of collecting books, we have cookery books coming out of our ears....D is obssessed with recipes!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Asta said...

I love those books too..thank you fow showing us those pictoowes,,You know that poow wiwe didn't have the advantage of youw haiwdwessew..
Thank you fow congwatulating me on my family..I'd weally wathew have a house full of wiwy bwuvvews and sissys, but my spoilspowt pawents wont do it
smoochie kisses
pee ess did J1 and J2 get Mommi's lists evew?

powder-puff said...

Hey jackson!

That book looks really interesting!!!

The one dog does look like he got a pretty bad haircut, wonder why they cut him like that!!!

lots of love

peace out

Kirby said...

Hi Jackson,

Picture books are the best! That nekkid WFT looks funny. Like the didn't finish the haircut. So glad you look so great! Hope all is well with you!!

Your pal,

Scruffy & Lacie said...

That poor foxy..he looks like he's gonna freeze...he was one shaved pupper!! Other doggie looks very talented to be able to hold a stuffie like that...and we bet the pic wasn't photoshopped!! We love anything old and bout terriers, too...

Lottsa love at ya Jax...

ya comin to the souperbowl pawty??

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wat a great n memorable book u got there...

keep it well....n don't make it suffer from 'mass destruction'...

Jake of Florida said...

We wires are so photogenic, aren't we!!

The book is realy cool. Do not, however, decide to taste it!!!

Jake and JH

Lacy said...

woofies jackson. me luveded dose picturs....and at least u not eat da books like Asta dos....

b safe,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
You got a very nice book!
Maybe they did not have time to finish his hairdo for the picture!
Kisses and hugs

Cassidy said...

That book looks nice, me no can be trusted around books at moment cos me tries to bite them.

Cassidy x

Ferndoggle said...

Mom loves books like that with old pictures in them. She has some Boxer books but not a ton. She needs a Sherman book...I need to start writing.


4xBs said...

hi Jackson, that is a severe haircut for that pup. maybe that was the style at that time. we love dog books too, espeically picture books. we can bark at them and we lick them. mom won't let us eat them though. hee hee


Sophie Brador said...

Hey Jax, Looks like a great book!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
That looks like a fun book. We like the pictures you posted from it. That poor dog does look nekkid!! Have fun reading.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Ben_Benjamin said...

Oh Jackson, I like those pic so I think I will like that book too.

Thor said...

Hi Jackson! That book looks very interesting! Beautiful old photos!


Pinky said...

Wow sounds you are knowledgeable. Quite enjoy browse your photos collection.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Maybe that was the "IN" hairstyle for WFTs at that time.

Boy n Baby

Hammer said...

Hi Jackson
I don't like reading books .. I enjoy eating them !!!
Love from Hammer

Stanley said...

I'm a fan of books too, Jackson. Books with no photos actually taste the best, but I like a good photo book myself!

Goober love,

Snowball said...


You look so smart in the first picture.