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The Ruffians

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Ruffians are a legendary canine neighborhood watch group. They patrol the streets at night and keep the neighborhood safe from unsavory characters. There’s something fishy going on by the duck pond in the park. The squirrels are eating all their nuts plus all the nuts stored up for the winter’s supply. Mystified by this discovery The Ruffians realize that unless they c ...more
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published June 2nd 2016 by Rick Johnson
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Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The next time your life becomes too complicated, be careful in thinking "Its a Dog's Life" would be better. Simpler. It may not be that easy.

This is a gripping tail with loads of bite, where possessing good scents is most likely to keep you on the ball. Where barking up the wrong tree can get you wet and the idea of double-crossing should give you paws. Dogs must be ever vigilant against other packs, turf wars, stolen women and the notoriously secretive D.B.I. Their's is a life of gang-war ches
Lucinda Clarke
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yet another great book from this author, who always manages to come up with a twist on the ordinary and make it extra ordinary. There is a laugh on every page with the animals whose characters are so well defined you grow to love each and every one of them. There is clever use of words, for example the dogs have buddies, their owners – they paw bump for high fives and mixer in particular the hero is more than a little fallible. As I neared the end of the book I was g
Jan Murphree
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved this book!!!! It's told from a dogs point of view....I laughed I'm looking at my dogs...thinking...!they are thinking like The Ruffians! Best funny read....this year!!!!
But it!! You will love it!!!Awesome!!! Rick Johnson!!! Awesome!!
Kelly Erickson
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Ruffians are The Avengers of the canine world. Or so they think. They are investigating an issue with squirrels which leads to a plot for world domination. The biggest thing these unlikely  heroes have going for them is unshakable love and loyalty. Every other line will have you alternately on edge from the suspense or laughing out loud. Nothing is safe from being the brunt of a joke, even the book itself.
"...who's going to read the ransom note?"
"We'll read it ourselves," Jim butts in.
"We c
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every pet lover should read this book!

Rick Johnson you always put a smile on my face with your writing. But this book had me laughing hysterically. You always wonder what your pets do when you are not around and Rick, it seems, has got the Dog to spill the beans and give him an inside track on all their shenanigans . From the first page to the last you will get a close up look at all the Ruffians and the "Humans" they care for everyday. Each one is a delight and will have you in stitches at thei
Georgiann Fischer
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Ruffians is a light-hearted tale of neighborhood dog packs. One dog in particular, Mixer, has a down-on-his-luck owner. Mixer worries about his owner’s drinking problem that he has with “chocolate milk” and how he constantly stays home alone watching the Weather Channel while wearing his Oakland Raiders gear. Mixer and his dog friends have problems of their own with new a new gang of dogs in town. He and his buddies try to make the town a safer place. This book will help you forget your ever ...more
Natalie Alder
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A laugh--a-minute tale of mystery, suspense and friendship. The relationships derived from true camaraderie,despite the characters being canine, are endearing and may even teach some lessons. Truly enjoyable can't it put it down reading.
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Rick Johnson lives in Mississippi with his Labrador/beagle mix, Connor. After a long and highly lucrative career in robbing banks, he decided to step away from that line of work because the rising cost of gasoline made driving the get away car too expensive.
Now, with so much free time on his hands, he decided to pursue writing. When he's not writing and remembering the glory days in the banking in
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