My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A story about a beagle and his two humans. Heartwarming, but a warning for all of those who are thinking of getting a beagle. Regardless of fact that they are one hyper dog. Loved the mystery of how he destroyed his leads.
Bob, a beagle with attitude, has a very bad attitude. He eats through every lead purchased by his despairing owner, Will Duffy. One moment he is walking to heel, the next he is a free dog, triumphantly tearing down the road with Will chasing after him.
It's a great game for Bob until the day he breaks through lead number ten and is hit by Lawrence Taylor's car as he runs across the road, leaving Bob is left unconscious and his back leg broken. Will has to ask Lawrence for a lift to the vets, and endure the man's scolding all the way there. Even worse, Will discovers Lawrence is a dog trainer!
Bob ends up in a cast and is forced to wear the cone of shame. Of course, Lawrence thinks all Bob and Will need are dog training classes, except Bob hasn't met a trainer yet he couldn't break. Is Lawrence man enough for the job?
I totally missed out on the blurb of Bob the Destroyer of Leads. I totally missed out on the cover image inclusion of a beagle, and I totally missed out on the fact that this is the second book of the Lyon Vet Series. I thought it was a warrior book to be honest. I focused on the word: Destroyer.
In any case, I was taken by surprise when I read that Bob, or Bobster, is a beagle who destroyed his leads.
Well! That was stupid of me! hehehehe
Will and Lawrence, well for me, were an afterthought in this story. It is really about Bob the beagle, his misadventures with the leads, his getting into an accident because of his stubborn beagleness, his recovery, his making his humans slave over him, and yes! this includes Peter and Evan of the first book, and his eventual recovery. He even got the lady next door slave over him! WOW!
Oooops! I forgot that the mystery of his breaking the leads was never solved.
His beagleness never stopped challenging Lawrence and his ability to train difficult dogs.
I loved it!
Bob reminded me of my cousin's own beagle, Boomer, who was exactly the same persona - accident and all. What was totally missing from this book is the beagles' innate ability to chew through furniture. Boomer chewed through my cousin's leather sofa that sat 6.
Yes! Beagles CAN!
I liked the story of Will and Lawrence, I. Fell. In. Love. with Bob.
Thank you Ms. Brown for creating stories about dogs and their humans for dog lovers like me.
At the risk of sounding like a pest: When's the next one?
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