What dog owner hasn't done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly doesn't have, and basically turn your pet into a four-legged person.
That is exactly how photographer Sandra Muller feels about her dog Maja-who inspired Dog People-the book that provides hilarious and creative photographic answers to the question: "What kind of person would this dog be?" Whether it's Great Dane Holly as a couch potato or "Gismo" riding a Harley, these images and more make up the unforgettable and endearing collection of portraits of man's best friend in Dog People. "No, this book is not meant to be a fashion show for dogs and dog owners.
This book is simply a thought experiment: what kind of person would my dog be? And let's be honest: who hasn't given his or her dog a lengthy explanation which the dog seems to listen to raptly but surely doesn't understand every word of?
Yes, yes, I know...YOUR dog understands every word! So does mine!" (Sandra Muller, photographer/author of Dog People)The book is a colorful parade of dogs, from Giant Schnauzers to Pugs, from registered purebreds to street mutts.
There is also a humorous description of each dog explaining how the outfit was chosen to make the particular animal a Dog Man or Dog Lady.
For example, take "Gisbert," a Pug who would surely be a doctor if he were human-as he loves his vet so much that all you have to do is say "Dr. Uwe" and he pricks his ears-as much as any Pug can prick his ears, at least. Dog People shows us 83 wonderful dog portraits - from a purebred Standard Schnauzer to a street mutt - and a panoply of human characters.