"Mickey isn't quite like his brothers and sisters. They're all stronger, faster, and have a much better sense of smell. That's because his 'brothers and sisters' are dogs--bloodhounds, to be exact. Mickey's mom and dad are crazy about canines. Their dogs are the loves of their lives and their livelihood. So, naturally, they're raising their son as if he was a dog, and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud. Just as Mickey is mastering the art of sniffing, a tragic accident forever changes his happy family. Mickey is sent to live with relatives he's never met--relatives who are not fond of kids ... and who hate dogs!"--Page  of cover.