|“||Can one change affect many?||”|
–The book's blurb
Dog Man: Fetch-22 is the eighth book of the Dog Man series. It was released on December 10, 2019 (12/10/2019).
- 1 Plot
- 2 Summary (Work in Progress)
- 2.1 Chapter 1: The Fair Fairy
- 2.2 Chapter 2: Shared Custody
- 2.3 Chapter 3: The Discovery
- 2.4 Chapter 4: Visiting Grampa
- 2.5 Chapter 5: A Buncha Stuff That Happened Next
- 2.6 Chapter 6: Barky McTreeface
- 2.7 Chapter 7: Flippy Returns
- 2.8 Chapter 8: The Fetcher in the Sky
- 2.9 Chapter 9: Run, Zuzu, Run!!!
- 2.10 Chapter 10: My Fair Lady
- 2.11 Chapter 11: The Cat Kid Conundrum
- 2.12 Chapter 12: Good Golly Miss Molly
- 2.13 Chapter 13: The Final Betrayal
- 2.14 Chapter 14: Do Good, Flippy
- 3 Trailer description
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Gallery
Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!
Summary (Work in Progress)
Chapter 1: The Fair Fairy
During the morning at Dog Man's house, Li'l Petey sprints upstairs and tells Dog Man and 80-HD that the show, "The Fair Fairy" is about to start, so they all start running for the TV and sit down to watch it. Downward Dog (The Fair Fairy's Puppet) Starts to Tell the Fair Fairy about a bungle last week where the Fair Fairy went bonkers and smashed a couple of bowls filled with ice cream, sending two kids running for their life. Even though the Fair Fairy claims it will not happen again, She goes bonkers again and smashes a kid's toy, forcing Dog Man to turn off the television, because the show feels like a horror movie. Li'l Petey asks Dog Man, "Was that show inappropriate?"
Hours Later, Dog Man, Li'l Petey and 80-HD play a game of cards when Li'l Petey tells them that it is almost 5:00, which is what time Petey comes to pick up Li'l Petey every Sunday. Soon, Petey arrives, and asks is Li'l Petey is ready, but Li'l Petey says he needs to get his backpack. Soon, Li'l Petey comes out of the door, trying to pull a bag outside. Petey helps, and they soon go flying a few feet away from Dog Man's house. Petey demands to know what's inside and opens the bag, revealing that Dog Man and 80-HD are inside, and Petey yells at them to get out of the bag. Petey then turns to Li'l Petey and reminds him that Li'l Petey is supposed to live with Petey on the weekdays and Dog Man and 80-HD on the weekends. Then they both leave Dog Man and 80-HD behind, as they wave goodbye for the weekdays. Petey and Lil' Petey walk to Petey's Lab, Then Lil' Petey asks Petey why Dog Man and 80-HD can't stay. Petey tells LP that he doesn't want them living in his house. Lil' Petey starts whining, and Petey rants about being fair. Lil' Petey apolozieges to Petey, and Petey was right about something.
Chapter 3: The Discovery
The chapter opens with The Fair Fairy at the television studio with Sam E. Hamilton. Sam says she's a horrible employee, and fires her. Meanwhile, Lil' Petey is researching about Supa Brain Dots, and discovers that they contain a chemical called GR-2, and if you take too much of it, you get supa angry! Lil' Petey says that proves that Flippy, the bionic fish was innocent. Petey objects, but Lil' Petey already sent his research to Sarah Hatoff and that she will make a news story about it. While Petey puts up new letters that read Petey & Son, Lil' Petey wants to see Grampa, Petey's father. But Petey had made up his mind he says "WE ARE NOT VISITING YOUR GRAMPA AND THAT'S FINAL!!!!".
Chapter 4: Visiting Grampa
On the news, Sarah Hatoff reports that a drug company has recalled all jars of Supa Brain Dots all over the stores in every city, but Chief tells them that Dog Man, his most trusted officer, is collecting the Supa Brain Dots from every store he can find in the city. Meanwhile, the Fair Fairy is walking through the park, angry that Sam (or Larry, as she likes to call him even though he hates it) fires her. She hatches a plan to make things fair for her which will help her get her revenge. She sits down near a lake and says "Mirror, Mirror, by the Tree....who's the fairest? Is it me?" Someone says "yeah", and a Tadpole pops out of the lake and stares at the Fairy Fairy. One by One, 21 more tadpoles pop up, with the Fair Fairy counting them, wondering why are they calling her their mom. As soon as she reaches 22, she bursts into tears and then yells at Downward Dog to stop calling her "Dude". Meanwhile, Li'l Petey and Petey are walking to Cat Jail to meet Grampa. Petey can't believes that Li'l Petey talked him into visting Grampa. He knows that Grampa will just betray them again, but Li'l Petey just tells Petey that maybe they should just give him another chance, with Petey saying no to that. Soon, they arrive at Cat Jail, where Grampa is concocting a sleep gas. Soon, the prison guard comes in Grampa's cell and tells him that he has 2 vistors. Before he goes, he fills a red balloon with his sleeping gas. Soon, Petey and Li'l Petey arrive at the door of the visting room. Li'l Petey is pleased to see Grampa again, but Petey is not. Grampa gives Li'l Petey a red Balloon, then gets a pin and a gas mask out. He puts on the mask as he pops the balloon, and Petey and Li'l Petey collapse to the ground, asleep as Grampa whispers, "Don't worry, it's just a harmless sleep gas. And by the time you wake up, I'LL BE FREE!!"
Chapter 5: A Buncha Stuff That Happened Next
Dog Man meets Sarah, Zuzu, Chief, and the cameraman at the top of a hill with the Supa Brain Dots in tow. He and Chief shake hands, but the wagon rolls away. Dog Man tries to catch it, but fails. The Supa Brain Dots then land into the tadpoles' pond. Soon at Cat Jail, the sleep gas dissipated, making Grampa take another step. He switches places with Petey and after it is finished, he calls the warden, saying that his "dad" was asleep. He soon is filled with hoy since his plan is fulfilled. Back at the pond, the tadpoles felt the power of the brain dots. They soon see the Fair Fairy leaving them. They fly and tell her not to go, but she does anyway. All of them were worried until one of them had an idea. She made a tree come to life with the help of her siblings. The tree monster is soon alive and ambushes the Fair Fairy. And later, she is convinced with it. She decides to give a name for him, but Downward Dog pitches in first.
Chapter 6: Barky McTreeface
fair lady thinks barky mctreeface is an stupid name but the tadpoles love it so much they even made an song which annoyed the hell outta of fair fairy.
Chapter 7: Flippy Returns
Chapter 8: The Fetcher in the Sky
Chapter 9: Run, Zuzu, Run!!!
Zuzu runs to Petey and Lil Petey's "secret" laboratory and tells him that Dog Man, Chief, and Sarah have all been captured. So then Lil Petey calls out for 80-HD (like he always does) and then they just fly to the city.
Chapter 10: My Fair Lady
Chapter 11: The Cat Kid Conundrum
Chapter 12: Good Golly Miss Molly
Chapter 13: The Final Betrayal
Chapter 14: Do Good, Flippy
Dav Pilkey's Dog Man is back! Part dog, part man, all hero! This time the Supa Buddies face the foul Fair Fairy, the beastly Barky McTreeface, and 22 supa angry psychokinetic tadpoles, not to mention Li'l Petey's greedy Grampa! Is the fang outnumbered, outmatched, and out of time? Or will the Supa Buddies foil their foes with the help of their friends?
- Dog Man: Fetch-22 got its name because in the book, there are 22 tiny tadpoles which have roles as former antagonists in the book. It is also a reference to Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
- George's dialogue in Pages 6 and 7 is based from a well-known bible quote (1 Corinthians 13:11 [KJV and NLT])
- Petey's rant to Li'l Petey on Page 36-38 is inspired by this quote:
- “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” -Oscar Wilde
- Chapter 14 was inspired by The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley as well as Joel Barker's adaptation.
- Downward Dog calling the Fair Fairy "dude" might be similar to how Marcie from the Peanuts comic strip calls Peppermint Patty "sir", even though she is actually a girl.
- The tadpoles' song about Barky McTreeface is in the same tune as the children's song Frosty the Snowman.