In Fetch, Portland artist Nicole Georges tells the story of her close friendship with her badly behaving, very lovable dog, Beija. The Mercury’s Suzette Smith calls it a book “for anyone who’s ever really loved a dog.” Here, Georges shares the tale of enforcing her dog’s boundaries—and her own. MEGAN BURBANK

Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges
(Mariner Books)