Leslie Simitch told me about this fabulous book that she had seen at Colette's in Paris, "Doggies". Sipke Visser describes his relationship to dogs, "I don’t have a personal preference for dogs and I really like all animals. What makes dogs specifically interesting, perhaps, is that they can seem very human-like. In some of the pictures, it almost seems like they and myself completely understand each other. People get very interesting when they’re around dogs, probably because they feel they can sometimes communicate on the same level."