Pepper is a stray dog who wants nothing else in this world than to find his long time lost master. But things do not always go as planned and Pepper finds himself caught in someone else’s story, trying to help his friend in danger while struggling to stay alive. Trapped between a gang of bad dogs and a party of corrupted humans, Pepper has to find a smooth way out while remaining loyal to his alla More
Pepper is a stray dog who wants nothing else in this world than to find his long time lost master. But things do not always go as planned and Pepper finds himself caught in someone else’s story, trying to help his friend in danger while struggling to stay alive. Trapped between a gang of bad dogs and a party of corrupted humans, Pepper has to find a smooth way out while remaining loyal to his allays.
Written for smart kids of all ages, Sniff it! is the first in a series of books that fallows the faith of a dog and a mouse, whose paths are intersecting with the ones of a young couple, thus changing their destiny forever.
"They had surrounded him and slowly pushed him against the old tree's trunk. Pepper rolled onto his back, tucked his tail, and slightly raised his leg. The circle tightened around him. He let out a pathetic yelp and almost wetted himself when the biggest of the dogs, the one with lower incisors poking through his upper lip like a tool of torture, jumped on his neck, missing his jugular by a thread. He backed up and partially hid behind the tree; but there were also other dogs, ready to rip his tail. He turned around to face them, hoping to make a breakthrough and run. There were three dogs with what looked like mutt features and, a little farther away, another one with white legs. There was that sweet scent, too. Puzzled, Pepper had a flashback. That second was enough for him to lose his guard. The three mutts attacked him face first, while big teeth pierced his back from behind. His howl shook the frozen November night. He crashed on his back, surrendering, but they kept ripping on his body. Before passing out, Pepper saw the white-legged dog barking, telling them to stop. Nobody listened.
He was out only for a short moment. When he regained consciousness, the pack of stray dogs was running, tail between legs, yelping, not daring to look back. He was lying on the mud, bleeding, his whole body aching. From above, he heard a little laugh.
"Hey dog!" called someone from above. "Dog, are you still alive?"
Through incredible effort, he managed to raise his head and look through the bare branches of the old tree. There, he saw the mouse he had rescued the previous night; he recognized it because the mouse was brown with a black stripe on its head and spine and a long curled tail, like nothing he had seen before.
"It's you again," murmured Pepper.
"So, is there a problem?" The remark came promptly.
"No, not at all. I just thought you were gone; I mean, dead."
"Just FYI, I have been given ten new lives as recently as this morning. You won't see me dead for awhile."
"Yeah? Do you have one to spare?" asked the dog.
"Don't be a fool," the mouse replied. "Get up and get out of here, they'll return rather soon."