A Dog's Life

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 147 pages
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When Harvey stops by Sabrina's house with Macdougal, the dog he's pet-sitting, he finds Sabrina elbow-deep in brownie batter. She's trying to bake like a normal teenager - without using her powers. But with some of her ingredients missing and her electric mixer on the blink, Sabrina decides to conjure up a little magical help.
Suddenly, Sabrina's mixing spell goes horribly haywire, bouncing into the dining room and zapping Harvey and Macdougal. Now Harvey's in canine chaos and his voice is coming out of the golden retriever's drooling jaws!
With the Quizmaster on her case and her best friend chasing cats, Sabrina's in the doghouse - unless she can find the trick that will get rid of Harvey's dog days for good!

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About the author (1998)

Cathy East Dubowski has known and loved many dogs in her lifetime, including Sleepy, who wasn't; Lady, who wasn't, either; Neil, named after Neil Armstrong, the, first man on the moon; and Falstaff, a country dog who took a big bite out of the Big Apple. But her favorite of all is the real Macdougal, who was the inspiration for the dog in this story (and whose picture appears on the cover). A reddish-brown golden retriever, Macdougal bravely guards the Dubowski household against dangerous FedEx and UPS employees and other stray strangers, who don't know his secret: that he's actually the most affectionate dog that was ever born. Macdougal asked the author to say that if more people could switch places with dogs for a few days -- the way Harvey Kinkle does in this story -- the world might be a better place. Cathy has written many books for kids, including another Sabrina the Teenage Witch book, Santa's Little Helper, the Secret World of Alex Mack books Cleanup Catastrophe! Take a Hike!, Bonjour, Alex! and Truth Trap!, published by Archway Paperbacks; plus several in the Full House/Michelle series, published by Minstrel Books. One of her original books for younger readers, Cave Boy, a collaboration with her husband, Mark Dubowski, a cartoonist and illustrator, was named an International Reading Association Children's Choice. Cathy and Macdougal live in North Carolina, where he enjoys chasing squirrels and begging table scraps from the Dubowski daughters, Lauren and Megan. Cathy is currently collaborating with her husband, Mark, on another Alex Mack book plus a story for The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.