In this volume, "New Yorker" cartoonist Leo Cullum pokes gentle fun at the foibles and eccentricities of cavorting canines and their human owners. Or is it the dogs who are in charge? As his fans well know, Cullum's dogs are an eclectic and enterprising lot. They are lawyers and doctors and businessmen, and more than a few like to sit in bars and debate the predicaments of life. Whether they portray a confounded dog therapy patient searching for the reason he is barking, or an exasperated dog humouring his human owner's need to keep throwing a stick for him to fetch, the 125 cartoons in this book tell us almost as much about people as they do about dogs.
Leo Cullum was born in New Jersey in 1942. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1963. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1968, he joined TWA and flew as a commercial pilot until retirement in January 2002. He has published 500 cartoons in The New Yorker since first appearing there in 1977. His work also appears regularly in Barron's and the Harvard Business Review. Numerous anthologies include his work and it has been hung in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 1996 one of his cartoons was selected to appear on a postage stamp of the Royal Mail in Great Britain.