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Fixing Freddie: A TRUE story about a Boy, a Single Mom, and the Very Bad Beagle Who Saved Them
     

Fixing Freddie: A TRUE story about a Boy, a Single Mom, and the Very Bad Beagle Who Saved Them

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by Paula Munier
 

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There are bad dogs--and then there are bad beagles.

In this hilarious and heartwarming memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world’s worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula’s worst fear is

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There are bad dogs--and then there are bad beagles.

In this hilarious and heartwarming memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world’s worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula’s worst fear is that after more than thirty years of raising kids, she’ll be left all alone--with Freddie.

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Publishers Weekly
Munier's amusing tale begins with a trip to the Puppy Palace and the acquisition of a beagle named Freddie (reduced from $500 to $250). We learn that beagles are "prized for their superior noses and unparalleled skills as rabbit hunters," but that these skills can serve as a "significant distraction during instruction." Freddie's tale wags between doggy destruction and doggy training, leaving a trail of self-help axioms and expected but nonetheless touching moments along the way, as when Isis, a long-time family cat and Freddie-favorite, dies, leaving Freddie and the family to mourn. The book's biggest fumble is its focus on Munier's own dogged pursuit of a mate; readers must endure at least four failed relationships. An animal behaviorist's statement to Munier that Freddie's aggressive behavior may be attributed to the absence of a man in the house doesn't help; Freddie takes his alpha role seriously, a charming trait on paper but not so wonderful when male visitors come to call. Readers who can overlook Munier's manhunt will enjoy this tale of a half-price dog who helps turn a new house into a home.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440507366
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/18/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
194,995
File size:
577 KB

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Meet the Author

Paula Munier has been a dog person her whole life. Raised by a father with a penchant for Weimaraners, Vizslas, and Great Danes, she got her first dog of her own on her tenth birthday--a black miniature poodle named Rogue. Since then she has shared her life with numerous dogs, cats, fish, and a bearded lizard, all of which together caused far less trouble than just one small beagle named Freddie.

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Fixing Freddie: A TRUE story about a Boy, a Single Mom, and the Very Bad Beagle Who Saved Them 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Chardowee More than 1 year ago
Masterfully written. A terrific read for any animal lover.
cinchase More than 1 year ago
Must say that this was a very good book, filled with humor,love and understanding.
Lynn Bowman More than 1 year ago
Great+story.+++Was+siry+when+it+ended.
JJakeman More than 1 year ago
A cute story
purplepooh1113210417 More than 1 year ago
For any dog lover great read. 210 pages long Was very funny and cute.
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Cute book I enjoyed it!
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Jenna Troxler More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It is a must-read for dog-lovers!