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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
With a name like Jesse, you would think the character might be something awe-inspiring like the great Jesse James. This Jesse, however, is a High School senior, who has to walk his greyhound albino dog in the early hours of the morning, only to get yelled at when his dog does his business on a neighbor’s prize rose bush and instantly kills it. This same Jesse has to make a run for it when he realizes that the angered rose bush owner really did call the police and the dog pound. And, this same Jesse ends up climbing into a car, with his dog, driven by a student from his school, a girl who had been expelled because she showed up in class stark naked (and yes, she’s driving the car stark naked). But what could the boy do? He was trapped with police cars and the dog pound truck. Jesse had to get his dog, Pharaoh, to the track for his first day of training. Pharaoh, you see, was bred to be a greyhound racer.
Maddog, the trainer, meets Jesse at the track, notices the naked young lady driving his get-away car and also notices that Jesse is still in his pyjamas. What else would a boy be wearing to take his dog outside to do his business in the wee hours of the morning? The riotous events continue when the other trainers tease Pharaoh about his pink eyes and Jesse’s other pet, a bald eagle, appears from the skies above, carrying in its beak, no less, a rotting, several-day-old fish of unknown origin.
I loved Jesse's Hound by Robert Scott McKinnon from beginning to end. Just when I thought I was going to read another dog story, I realized that I had become immersed in a dog’s slapstick comedy of errors. This is a hilarious tale of a comedic hound, an albino greyhound, who runs like a jackrabbit in front of the bait instead of behind it like the other greyhounds, and his equally comedic owners (who were really quite ‘nuts’ as the trainer, Maddog, decided rather belatedly on his ill-fated fishing trip with the owners and their dog). A very entertaining tale. Hilarious. A real pleasure to read.