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“Letters” Shares Emotions – North Shore News

The connection between a dog and their owner is unique.

Sometimes it is a great friendship, sometimes it is more like just good roommates, but other times it is like soulmates. We tell them we care all the time but putting those feelings down on paper isn’t how we communicate.

Photographer Robin Layton decided to ask a wide range of people to write their dogs a letter. Those letters along with her photos fill the pages of this delightful book. The letters range from detailed accounts of relationships to simple poems and statements of love. Drawn from the Letter to My Dog blog and joined by dozens of celebrity dog owners, the heartfelt letters share an emotional bond between dog lovers and their pets. The presentation is beautifully laid out, but what makes this book stand apart from so many other dog books is Layton’s photographs.

Images as unique as the individual dogs appear throughout the book and make wonderful statements about each one.

The combination of words and photos make this a truly amazing collection that would delight any dog lover.

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A Letter to My Dog, by Robin Layton, Chronicle Books, 180 pages, $28.95


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Dear Monkey,













I thought I was the one rescuing you, but I would quickly learn that it was you who rescued me.

After picking you up at the shelter, I couldn’t believe how fast you would get into my heart. In all of my life I’ve never seen a dog with so much character, so much personality, so much life. I knew you could never replace my beloved Ali, who would have been your big sister, but you showed me I could love again.

People stop me all the time and say, “she is so cute, what kind of dog is she?” and I proudly proclaim, “she’s a one-of-a-kind!”

Thank you for giving me a reason to make up ridiculous songs and sing them to you, for letting me kiss your face a thousand times a day but most of all, thank you for reminding me of the unconditional love a dog can give.

I love you so,


(Robin Layton)