A new email from Cindi: "I loved reading "Dog Park"! Of course, "Dog Park" is me. I could have been one of your characters. Much of my life 'has gone to the dogs.'"
A recent email from S. Miller: "Hey Rowan Just finished your book, Dog Park. Excellent job on a great read -- I laughed out loud a couple times - I take it the theater version is not far behind?"
BY ROWAN SCARBOROUGH
A Story About Millennials and Their Dogs
Mysteries. Love Affairs. Political Intrigue.
At the Dog Park
The Cast of Characters &
A Quick Chapter Summary. No Spoilers
Robert Benjamin: Millennial; accountant; owner of Jet, a black Lab
Nelson Barclay: Owner of Bear, a Boxer
Blanche: Retired teacher
Edward Charles: Dog judge
Harry and Joyce Damson: Robert’s neighbors; owners of Greta, a Collie
Barbara Eldridge: Owner of Barney, a Bassett Hound
Lisa Elk: TV reporter
Dale Farnsworth: Deputy, animal control
Jen Giolito: Child psychologist; owner of Gracie, a chocolate Lab
Barry Gold: PBS commentator
Harry Hardwell: Right-wing radio host
Bobby Hineman: Parolee
Devon Holland: Lawyer; owner of Bart, a Rottweiler
Mrs. Jones: Librarian; owner of Bessie, a mutt
Andy Kershaw: Animal control chief
Maggie: Corporate lawyer
Father Jack Murphy: Runs Happy Trails Rescue
Ned: Owner of Chad, a Beagle
Godfrey Nixon: Owner of Commander, an English Bull Dog
Ozzie Osgood: Mayor
Peggy: Pet store clerk
Rebecca: Teacher; Robert’s ex-girlfriend
Gladys Ridgeway: Owner of Friendly Pet Salon and
Princess Grace, a Cocker Spaniel
Russ: 10 year old boy; dogless
Mindy Sanchez: Dog blogger
Tamara: retired teacher; owner of Noodles, a mutt
George Truman: People judge
Neal Zook: Police chief
Chapter One: Introduction to Rexville's dog park and its wild, but good hearted, inhabitants.
Chapter Two: Andy Kershaw, animal control chief, hatches a plan to catch the only person in town not curbing his/her dog.
Chapter Three: Andy launches a military-style operation.
Chapter Four: Robert Benjamin, whose friends bemusedly anointed him "best dog owner ever," takes his cherished morning walk with Jet, his black Lab. Brer Rabbit shows up, too.
Chapter Five: Andy goes to confession with an ulterior motive.
Chapter Six: The hunt turns scientific. Anyone got DNA?
Chapter Seven: Rexville's town fathers meet. Andy runs into a buzz saw named Mayor Ozzie Osgood.
Chapter Eight: Robert visits neighbor Devon Holland to meet his dog. It gets awkward.
Chapter Nine: Andy dines with his secret girlfriend.
Chapter Ten: Russ, dogless, arrives to walk Robert's Jet. It gets complicated.
Chapter Eleven: Robert sits down with psychologist Jen Giolito.
Chapter Twelve: Robert needs a gift and visits a mega pet store.
Chapter Thirteen: Jen brings her dog to Rexville for a play date.
Chapter Fourteen: Robert and Jen visit the dog park, to many reviews.
Chapter Fifteen: Robert is betrayed.
Chapter Sixteen: Robert and Jet set out on a soul-searching journey.
Chapter Seventeen: Robert's day grows worse; suspected of a crime spree.
Chapter Eighteen: The Rexville police chief gives Robert a call.
Chapter Nineteen: Andy sets one more trap.
Chapter Twenty: Robert needs help. His dog park friends to the rescue. Peanut butter is a key piece of evidence.
Chapter Twenty-One: Some one smokes out the mayor's devious plan for the dog park.
Chapter Twenty-Two: The 15th annual Rexville dog show. Music, drama, excitement.
Chapter Twenty-Three: A marriage; a cruise; a graduation.