November's Special Pet Guide

One of the most interesting features of the November, 2010, issue of Martha Stewart Living is the special section at the back of the issue devoted entirely to pets. The back cover of the magazine is actually the front cover for this 23-page special pet guide. This is the first time Martha Stewart Living has devoted a full section to pets, and the first time the editors have designed the magazine to be two-fold with a front and back cover.The section is primarily dog-centric (that's Martha's Chow-Chow Ghenghis Khan on the cover) but there are some tips for lovers of other forms of pets as well. There is a "Great Finds" section with favourite pet products selected by the editors, a "Good Things" section with crafts and DIY ideas, an article on adopting from a shelter and a Q&A with pet expert Marc Morrone. But the piece de résistance is a section devoted to dog breeds, photographed by Robert Clark in New York City. Most of the 75 dogs that were photographed over a three-day production period were competitors in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held annually since 1877. The dogs are so beautiful and the spread was so expertly photographed by Clark. I really enjoyed this section. You will be able to see behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot by clicking here.