Patrick McDonnell is a major animal welfare advocate. He's also a prominent proponent of funny and a keen observer of the small, everyday moments that make up our lives. Stop and Smell the Roses: A Mutts Treasury is a collection of dailies and Sundays of the adventures of McDonnell's dynamic dog and cat duo.
* "Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes--cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart." --Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
* McDonnell was awarded Germany's Max and Moritz Award for best international comic strip and the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist. Mutts was also honored with the Genesis Award for highlighting animal welfare issues.
* Mutts characters are featured on special New Jersey license plates to raise funds for low-cost spaying and neutering.