The Eye of Africa
I applaud Peter Beard’s innovative artwork for stirring our feelings of conservatism while at the same time creating stunning visuals. The article has encouraged me to learn more about this artist’s unique style and perspective. I hope Animal Fair continues to find a way to bring animals and art together.
I just received your travel issue of Animal Fair. While I enjoy your publication immensely and look forward to receiving each subscription, I have to admit that I was a bit disturbed by some of the photographs and collages selected for the Peter Beard feature. I found some of the images to be quite unsettling. I mean—decaying elephant carcasses, dead rhinos, even a picture of a mangled human face!
This is not my first encounter with Mr. Beard’s work but I do, however, feel that you could have used a little more discretion when selecting your photographs.
A Timeless Beauty
I must admit that I am not a regular reader of your magazine, but when I passed the shelf and saw Bo Derek on the cover, I felt obligated to pick it up. You see, I have been a Bo Derek fan since I saw her in “10” in 1979. At a loss for time, I bought the issue and brought it home. Not only did I enjoy your feature story on Ms. Derek but my wife fell in love with your publication. We are an animal loving family, with two horses, four dogs, and 3 cats. The articles are entertaining and informative. Animal Fair has become a family favorite and we can’t wait for your next issue. Keep up the good work!
Real Pets, Real People
I am a regular subscriber to Animal Fair and loved the Reel Pets spread in the spring issue. The photographs you featured from Christopher Ameruoso’s upcoming book, Pets and Their Celebrities, revealed the down-to-earth side of Hollywood’s top stars that we often don’t get a chance to know—real pets with real people! The photos have a ‘feel-good’ quality about them and I am looking forward to seeing the book in its entirety. Thanks for the preview.
An Appetite for Dobies
I have owned Doberman pinschers all of my life and I have never known a more loyal companion. When I read your Bone Appetit article in the spring issue about John Villa and his new restaurant here in the city, I knew I had to try it out after learning that he too was a Dobie lover. I have to agree with him that Dobermans are big babies in big bodies, but their personalities make up for any eccentricities they might have. They are really a wonderful breed.
By the way, the restaurant is dynamite and well worth a visit.
New York, NY
I am thankful for your pet-friendly lodgings article in your last issue of Animal Fair. I travel extensively with my Chihuahua, “Bonita,” and we will be visiting Seattle for a week in June. The Alexis Hotel looks and sounds like the perfect place for us. In fact, Bonita may never want to leave—bottled water, a designer dog bed, a masseuse—what more could she ask for? We’ll let you know how it went when we get back.
After reading the Cats of Costa del Sol piece in your last issue, I was a bit perturbed. The cats that you speak of are destitute strays that wonder when and where they are going to get their next meal. In your article, you appear to be glorifying the cats’ homeless status and using it as a promotional tool for travel to Spain. I must admit that it did just the opposite for me—and probably many other cat lovers’ out there. I think a trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol would just leave me disheartened. Thanks for the warning.