Dog in print
REMEMBER Oscar? The golden retriever who travelled 5,000 miles round Britain with his owner, Maggie Scorer, she on a bike, he towed behind in his own purpose built trailer. Well, now there’s a book about their adventures.
Maggie has written a beautifully illustrated account of their travels in 2015, a journey full of wonderful highs, and some lows, which took them from their home in Snape, around the coast of Britain to a triumphant welcome home in Aldeburgh six-months later. It was a trip she chose to do as a challenge to herself on reaching the age of 65. She also wanted to raise money for two charities close to her heart, SANDS (Stillbirth & neonatal death), and Bloodwise, which helps to fight blood cancers. Maggie’s son-in-law, Dan, fought myelo fibrosis, but sadly died in April.
Maggie and Oscar’s trip was supported by Dog Friendly, which found accommodation for them along the way, Salters, and Saxon vets. She decribes it as a journey of discovery, about herself, the country, the people and culture of Britain, and about her very special relationship with Oscar, who she says was a star. They raised £25,000, which is still growing thanks to sales of the book, which costs £25 with a percentage going to both charities. You can get a copy at dogfriendlybooks.com, via www. dogontour.co.uk, and www.facebook.com/ dogontourmaggie.
Freewheeler . . . Oscar, dog on tour