"The Curious Incidence of Dogs in Publishing" draws a series of conclusions ranging from the speculative and unsupported to the downright sexist -- although I will give credit for having found new and inventive ways of hammering the old "women with cats haz the sads!" canard.
Pet photo enthusiasm is epic, but not surprising. Given the incidence of human photo opps gone awry (Have you seen the Nick Nolte mug shot?), it's pretty obvious why people prefer pairing critters and cameras.
My Name is Moose is a book about what it's like to be a dog in the recession. It's also a book about how to enjoy the simple stuff in life - dogs are our masters when it comes to living freely and easily.