Arne Svenson and Ron Warren's 2002 book, "Sock Monkeys," effectively elevated the status of a simple toy, showcasing 200 portraits of sock monkeys. Their new book aims to do the same thing for dog toys. (Rima Suqi The New York Times
Sometimes it's the eyes that go first. Other times, it's an arm or a leg, until the trusty companion has been rendered lovingly limbless. Regardless of how your canine goes in for the kill, one thing is for certain: The more eviscerated and bedraggled and fluffless the dog toy, the more precious it is to your pup.
Even though we don't recommend letting your dog's toy get this far gone (think choking hazard!), it does make for some aesthetically curious doggie handiwork. At least that's what photographer Arne Svenson thought when he compiled his whimsical new book, Chewed, which is packed with playful portraits and high-profile essays from the likes of Isaac Mizrahi, William Wegman, and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern. (Liz Ozaist Vetstreet
Tortured animals have never looked so cute as in Chewed, Arne Svenson and Ron Warren's photo book of pet playthings decapitated, amputated, and gouged by too much love. Featuring examples from notable pet owners ( including Augusten Burroughs, Roz Chast, and Todd Oldham-who reveals his dog's taste for plastic eyes ), the collection captures the fatal attraction between man's best friends and their favorite toys. (Editorial Staff OUT Magazine