Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges

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When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.   Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

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ISBN : 0544577833
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Kevin rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2017

Nicole and Beija co-star in this sweet and funny graphic novel/memoir. The story, weaving youthful memories and adult follies, is heartfelt and accountable. The panels/artwork is the best I've seen from Georges, one of my favorite comic storytellers today.

Chelsey rated it ★★★★★

April 24, 2017

A beautiful, often hilarious portrait of an unpredictable childhood and a complicated yet magical queer punk coming-of-age in Portland in the early millennium, all through the author's relationships to animals--most significantly her difficult, damaged, beloved soulmate dog Beija. The drawing is...

Peacegal rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

4.5 stars -- Graphic memoir enthusiasts and pet lovers alike will plow through this unique and affecting comic, and will be happy they did. Nicole Georges chronicles her 15 years with Beija, a small mixed-breed dog whose personality might charitably be called "eccentric." But this isn't "just" a...

Emily Joyce rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017


Kelly rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2017

oh h*ck. (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review. Trigger warning for allusions to rape, child abuse, domestic violence, animal abuse, alcoholism, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.) I first discovered Nicole Georges's artwork nestled within the pages of Bitch Magazine . In...

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2017

Loved it! More thoughts to come, but for now: be prepared to laugh and cry.

Sam rated it ★★★★☆

May 29, 2017

Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC! I knew this book was going to emotionally wreck me. This is the story of Nicole J. Georges and her dog, Beija. Beija is a shar-pei/corgi mix with some behavioral troubles. She's not comfortable with people petting her, she's somewhat aggressive when people...

Sharon rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

The first time I picked this book up, I sat it back down. The first few pages reminded me uncomfortably of the passing of our dog, Katie, last November. Like Beija, this book's dog heroine, Katie was a eccentric who was wary of strangers and had her own particular ways. She was not an easy dog. S...

Sassafras rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

i have been waiting for this book to come out. i pre-ordered as soon as i could, and when it arrived i started reading immediately. i ended up reading the whole book in less than a day because i just couldn't stop myself. this book is heartbreaking and beautiful and brilliant and i loved everythi...

Kelly rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

This was particularly painful to read, since I just lost my cat Levi to cancer as well. We were mates for 17 years, and the similarities between our relationship and the author's relationship with her dog were pretty spot on. If you ever had a pet that you felt was your "external heart", as Georg...

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