The magic of photographer Kim Levin's photos and touching prose combine to create another poignant essay about the unique and endearing qualities of dogs. This poetic duet of picture and word celebrates the many facets of dogs-the silly things they do, the sweet way they look, the funny moves they make-which all combine to make them so darn lovable. Why We Really Love Dogs celebrates the myriad reasons people love their dogs. Because . . . *they compete for cuteness *they sit for cookies *they just plain look funny In America alone, 40 million people own more than 50 million dogs. Of those dedicated dog owners, about 13 million Americans say they're as attached to their dogs as they are to their best friends. Everyone who has ever treasured a favorite dog will appreciate this collection of heartwarming words and images to pay homage to the special human/pet bond.