From the Inside Flap
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 caf.
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.
About the Author
KENDALL FARR, a New York based fashion stylist and pug companion of many years, has dressed many of the world's most glamorous women in assignments for magazines and television.
Photographer GEORGE BENNETT'S work has appeared in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Time, and in such books as Fighters (text by Pete Hamill), and Inside Track: A Photo Documentary of NASCAR Stock Car Racing (text by Benny Parsons). He is married to Kendall Farr and her pug.