The Fast and the Furriest

The Fast and the Furriest

Book - 2010
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The overweight and unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally fat and lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375859229
0375859225
9780375959226
037595922X
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 30, 2015

So funny and unique! Definitely NOT boring. Great for Dog Lovers!!! =D

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Meet Kevin Pugh. He's a champion couch potato of great skill. If his parents want to know where Kevin is they just look downstairs on the couch in front of the TV and there he is. Meet Cromwell Pugh. He's Kevin's Beagle dog. Cromwell is a champion couch cushion. About the only time you notice that he is a dog and not a couch cushion is when he drools or twitches in his sleep. Together they live a nice, predictable, comfortable life. Until the day Cromwell goes bananas and their nice comfortable life changes dramatically.
It was a day like any other day. They were downstairs watching TV when Kevin cruised past a channel with dog agility championships. Cromwell woke up, took notice (even though Kevin insisted that according to scientists Cromwell can't see the TV images) and started running an imaginary obstacle course in the basement. It was just like the dogs on TV except that Cromwell wasn't used to moving around much so once he got going he had a hard time stopping... or turning. Kevin thought his dog would get over it but he didn't. Every time Cromwell sees the backyard tire swing he loses his mind all over again and tries to jump through it. Unfortunately his short legs and very round belly make that nearly impossible. But Cromwell keeps trying (and trying and trying).
Slowly but surely Kevin is inspired by his dog to make big changes in his life. Now all he has to do is convince his dad that the changes are good and that dog agility is a real sport worthy of champions. It's a tough (and very funny) process. You will laugh and cheer Kevin and Cromwell along as they drag themselves to the top of the dog agility championships.

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emmamay
Oct 07, 2012

this book was so good! I loved the part when Cromwell started running around his backyard.This book is a laugh out loud for any reader.

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sgtloutet
Jun 16, 2012

I thought the book was boring so I did not finish it. I might try to read it again though.

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Jan 30, 2015

gems thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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