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Lessons learned from animal companions by David Jensen.      
Scenes, sentiments and considerable nonsense
according to dogs and cats.
Lessons learned from animal companions by David Jensen. Scenes, sentiments and considerable nonsense according to dogs and cats.
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It’s Important to Paws is a collection of portraits and commentaries presented by Alaskan photographer David Jensen.  The images and observations in this book feature selections from his nearly 25 years of photography work with dogs, cats, birds, horses and other animal companions.  It reflects emotion, fun, and the possibilities that can emerge when people embrace life with animals as members of their family.

A full-color, hardbound coffee table book, It’s Important to Paws will include more than 200 pages of animal photographs by Alaska’s only pet-ographer.   David Jensen’s images are displayed in thousands of homes around the world.  They are also exhibited publicly at several venues throughout Anchorage, Alaska.  His work has been published on the front covers and centerfolds of Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, calendars, journals and other national and international publications.  The Anchorage Daily News has published more than 1,500 of his Pet Patrol adoption portraits since 1989.

It’s Important to Paws also incorporates David’s formal journalistic background.  The book includes original writings and stories that complement the whiskers and paws of more than 200 animal subjects he has selected to appear in his premier book.  These writings are passionate, funny and eclectic.

This Kickstarter project was created as a way to make It’s Important to Paws a reality.  This includes costs such as design work, editing, printing, shipping and distribution.  Final production will begin June 2, 2013 with delivery to Anchorage expected by August 30, 2013.

This project can only happen with your support and contributions. Thank you so much for considering this request.

Visit the It's Important to Paws website for more information about David Jensen and his work.
www.itsimportanttopaws.com

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It's Important to Paws has been a project years in the making. It's close to becoming a reality ... but now it needs this extra push. If you've followed and supported David's work, you know that this project will truly be important to paws. And you know you can depend on seeing something remarkable.

The book is nearly completed. The photos are finalized and the design will be completed immediately following successful funding, The projected delivery date is late August - assuming printing and shipping goes as planned.

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