As the deluge of Christmas catalogs begins arriving in the mailbox, one I always look forward to is the Orvis Dog Book with its comfy dog beds, great toys, and fashionable yet practical dog accessories. No foo-foo stuff, but just the thing for a sporting breed like Alex the Welsh Springer. The wonderful folks at the Morris Animal Foundation have teamed up with Orvis in a photo contest to pick the Fall 2010 cover dog photo. Your dog could be the top model! MAF has teamed with Orvis and Eukanuba to help find a cure for canine cancer through Orvis’s annual photo contest. Submit photos of your favorite canine at http://www.orvis.com/coverdog by Jan. 24, 2010. The winning photograph will grace the cover of the fall 2010 Orvis Dog Book, and the winning photographer will win a $500 Orvis gift card. Vote for your favorite dog for just $1 per vote, with all voting proceeds going toward MAF’s Canine Cancer Campaign. Orvis and Eukanuba, together, will match your contribution up to $30,000. So, every vote you cast becomes $2 toward research to prevent, treat and cure canine cancer.