The Kingdom of Dog
a golden retriever mystery
by Neil S. Plakcy
Copyright 2011 Neil S. Plakcy
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
This book is for Jacoplax’s Samwise Gamgee, the best golden retriever in the world, and for his daddy.
A big sloppy golden thank you to Miriam Auerbach, Mike Jastrzebski, Christine Kling and Sharon Potts, for their help in bringing this book together, and to Nancy Ann Gazo, my beta reader. Sam appreciates the great care he gets at the Hollywood Animal Hospital from Dr. Jim Herrington and the rest of the staff, and all those who have a hand in preparing his treats, his dinners and his rawhide chew toys.
Rochester nudged my knee as I was trying to write a press release. “What’s the matter, boy? You need to go out?”