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Smells Like Dog: 06/02/19

Smells Like Dog

More than four years ago I read Smells Like Pirates, which happens to be the end of a trilogy about a basset hound who has the ability to smell buried treasure.

Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors is the start of the series. Homer at this point isn't the confident, treasure map expert that he is at the conclusion. He is a boy stuck on the family goat farm, who wants to do anything else.

When Uncle Drake dies in the big city in a tragic and freak accident, Homer inherits a basset hound who doesn't do much of anything. He'll eat anything, even non food items, because he seems to lack a sense of smell. Then Homer starts to notice long lost things showing up and "Dog" seems to behind their reappearance.

Here's a book, and frankly a series, I wish I had read in order. There's a lot of drama and pathos here that was spoiled a bit for me since I knew where things were headed. So if you're someone who usually doesn't mind reading things out of order, make an exception and read this short series in the proper sequence.

Five stars

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