There are thousands of books already published about dogs, so why should you glance at Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater? As you flip through the pages of this book, you will discover a world that has existed for our beloved canines that we’ve rarely had a chance to see – dogs enjoying the freedom of the water – the weightlessness they feel as they dive to the bottom of the pool or ocean in search of their favorite toy.

Americans own 73 million dogs, according to American Pet Products Association, and 75 percent of those dog owners say they consider their furry friend to be a member of the family, even one of their children! I wanted to provide a unique and exotic look at the faces of dogs as they splash, dive and swim through the water. I feel these photographs truly capture the heart of every dog – finding pure joy in the simpler things in life. You may also pick up a few lessons for your daily life while reading this book – to sit back and enjoy the “dive”.

Each dog has a story to tell, and you’ll get to know them through the pages of this book. They are inspiring and funny, and may tempt you to get to know your doggie friend in a way you never have before. They’ve certainly changed the direction of my life and allowed me to explore my creativity behind the lens I never dreamed of.

It is my hope that you will find comfort and joy with Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater. My book is a celebration of our best friends. –Brooke Mayo