Cropping for Effect
Here's the original. i wouldn't cut the actual photo, because the chair is An Important Historical Detail, and the library table likewise (you might recognize it, or not, from blog pictures of Duckpond in the Life on the Computer Farm series).
Anyway, the doggie kinda gets lost in the entire photo. The smaller, peekaboo shot is maybe better. It's about the cute doggie.
Cropping for effect. A tool to use.