By Lee Charles Kelley

Meet Jack box: Dog's ally "Ex-cop Jack box deserted manhattan to run a dogs kennel within the rustic Maine woods. yet homicide and mayhem nonetheless appear to hound him anywhere he is going ... Jack's a puppy coach and a behavioral expert -- let alone the "main squeeze" of clever and horny, part-time medical expert, Jamie Cutter. That's why he's status in a secluded cabin by way of alike on an icy December night, with Allison DeMarco mendacity useless on her kitchen ground, and her high-strung Airedale, Ginger, going ape within the nook. You can't train an previous puppy -- or cop -- new tips, so this murder has Jack hooked ... specifically due to the fact that bad Ginger appears to be like the single witness! In a global of misbehaving mutts and pesky purebreeds, a killer should be ready to make Jack, Jamie, and their puppy-pals roll over and play dead.

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He was calling to find out if he could come out to see me about his basset hound, the subject we’d discussed the night before. ” He said that was okay—and, in fact, sounded rather pleased about the idea of me coming to see him—and I told him my fee and he said that was okay, too—though he sounded less pleased about that—and then he gave me his address and I said I’d see him in about an hour. I poked my head into the grooming room to remind Mrs. Murtaugh about Frankie’s regular Monday morning bath.

If she’d been at the top I would have had to step in and take physical control by grabbing her back legs and pulling her off the guy. This can be risky and may sometimes even escalate a dog’s aggression. “Just lie perfectly still,” I told Kirby, “and nothing will happen. ” He gave me some unwanted anatomical advice. The anger in his voice caused Ginger to growl even louder. 30 L EE C HARLES K ELLEY “Shut up and don’t move! ” To Ginger I said: “Good girl, easy, easy. ” She started to calm down. ” I said in a silly, happy voice.

What the hell are you doing now? ” “Peanut butter. For the dog. To put the vitamins in so she’ll swallow them. ” Jamie looked at us, sighed and cleared her throat at the same time, then knelt down next to the body and got to work. “Okay, Carl, Quentin: the mini-recorder isn’t working, so I’ll need one of you to take notes. ” She checked her watch. Carl got out a pen and pad while Jamie handed Quentin the Polaroid camera. “Okay,” she said to Flynn, “call Rockland Memorial for an ambulance. ” Quent started taking pictures of the body.

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