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This unusual breed of dog is celebrated in this special tribute, with witty text and amusing photographs of pets and their owners, from the average to the famous. 75 color & duotone photographs.
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Overview

This unusual breed of dog is celebrated in this special tribute, with witty text and amusing photographs of pets and their owners, from the average to the famous. 75 color & duotone photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556709395
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Pugs in Public is a unique tribute to a breed of dog that inspires near slavish devotion in its owners and perpetual amusement in all observers. Uninterested in herding, hunting, or howling, these small, odd-looking creatures have no higher purpose in life than to be entertaining and companionable. Pugs love people and they love to socialize; and the people who love them rarely leave them behind.

In Pugs in Public we meet Tuck, a fawn alpha male who roams his owner's prestigious art gallery all day, except during his three o'clock break for biscuits at the Four Seasons Hotel. Mikey reviews portfolios at one of New York City's hottest modeling agencies, while Juliette is the receptionist at a Midtown pharmacy, and Pee Wee is the de facto maitre d' at a chic café.

Pug people are also depicted. "New Yorker" cartoonist Victoria Roberts poses with Pogo, her best friend and artist's model. Sportcaster Marv Albert is here, with his pugs Lulu and Ruby. Even the Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Richard F. Grein, appears in full ecclesiastical dress with his adored pug Bruno. Pugs in Public is a delicious collection of color and black-and-white photographs that celebrates the eccentric world of pugs and their owners. From pugs that go to work to pugs in costumes to pugs at tea, this book showcases this impish, comical, and enormously popular breed, which is never happier than when occupying center stage.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 - Pugs About Town

Chapter 2 - Pugs People

Chapter 3 - The Public Pug

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 10
Pugs About Town 22
Pug People 40
The Public Pug 62
Afterword 78
Acknowledgments 80
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    As fun as a pug

    I just received this book as a gift and have already read most of it twice. We have 2 pugs in our family and thought maybe we were crazy to be so infatuated with them but this book makes it clear we are not alone. It is a great little gift book for any dog lover.

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