This story deals with some very close friends of mine. First, there's Comet, a retired racing Greyhound, then Igloo, an Alaskan Malamute (very large and very strong), and the wise and experienced Rodrigo, a Spanish cat (don't ask). The three friends converge on the life and times of Rob and Jesse Brooks and their eight year old daughter, Patty, in the Queens neighborhood of Fresh Meadows in New York City. The area is urban, noisy and crowded with children, people of all sizes, colors and backgrounds and is a place of complete mystery to a four year old Greyhound whose life has been devoted to racing. Running is what he loves and running is what he does...but not quite fast enough to remain at the track. One day Comet finds himself plunked down in the middle of a brand new world. He's got a new family and a new place to live complete with new sounds and smells. How's a guy to get through all that? Why, with a mentor like Rodrigo de Santana, the Spanish cat. Rodrigo is an old-timer in the neighborhood who knows everyone and everything and he's joined in the task of educating Comet in by Igloo, the gentle giant. Their adventures in getting to know one another, in dealing with Patty and her friends and in discovering the wonders and dangers of big city life will make you laugh, keep you interested and be fun for young and old readers alike.
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Also by Arnold Haber: Fast Dog-Cool Cat-Hot Dog and The Peanut Butter Trail Arnold Haber, Arne to his friends, is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the borough of Brooklyn and currently living in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens. A retired pharmacist and community health planner, Arne spends his time either blogging about the Great American Songbook or writing about his adventures with Sweets, a 14 year old retired racing Greyhound. Although Sweets went to the rainbow bridge in November of 2010, they had been together for more than eleven years. As a result Arne put together several pieces of fiction in the form of short stories and two novels with his muse, Sweets, as a central character. They spent their days either strolling through the neighborhood or doing their thing at home. While Sweets dug pasta, pizza and liberal licks of peanut butter, Arne would kick back by listening to his collection of jazz cd's and writing about his buddy.
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Book Description Dyllie Productions, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 112 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.27 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk0983969302
Book Description Dyllie Productions, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Audrey Walker (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0983969302