Dog in print

EADT Suffolk - - Insider's Guide -

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 dogfriendly­, via www. do­gon­, and www.face­ do­gon­tour­mag­gie.

Free­wheeler . . . Os­car, dog on tour

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