After years of dog-sitting the pooches of both friends and family I have slowly come to appreciate dogs on a deeper level. I might not own a dog just yet but I enjoy snuggling with the therapy dogs who visit Shapiro Library each year, or being able to meet my dog owner friends at the dog park as we throw a tennis ball for Chester and Opal Lee to catch and retrieve. When I stumbled upon The French Dog by Rachael Hale I was instantly drawn in.
This is a beautiful book that showcases the lives of dogs living in France: modern city dogs walking by the Seine in Paris, working dogs herding goats on a rocky mountainside, and well-mannered dogs living in regal surroundings.
Duke and Elvis, two Jack Russell brothers, happen to call Château de Beauregard home.
Each morning, after racing around the property, when the two brothers finally slow down they are rewarded with “a sit on the horse for Elvis” and a nap.
Other details of this coffee table book include a Bulldog named Bailey who has recently moved from Ireland and is now making new friends in a dog park beneath the Eiffel Tower. This also gives Bailey’s owner the chance to make new friends as well.
The French Dog is a beautifully mastered book and the gorgeous photography of Rachael Hale truly captures the spirit of dogs living throughout France. The French Dog is available at the Fine Arts Library.