Christopher Hayes-Brown has adopted many dogs from the Sanctuary over the past 30 years and has just published a novel called Lady…and yes, Lady is a dog!
Christopher has even featured some of our former residents at the end of the book.
Here’s the synopsis…
On his eighteenth birthday David is given a six-month-old German Shepherd puppy, and immediately a bond is formed between David and Lady, as he calls her.
They become inseparable, working together on the family farm in Yorkshire.It is, however, 1944, and the country is still engaged in World War Two so it is only a short time before David receives his call up papers to fight for his country. He wants to do his duty but is worried about leaving Lady behind, he then discovers that he is able to enlist her as a guard dog to work alongside him.
Although the Germans are in retreat, there is still fierce fighting and David, along with Lady, is taken as prisoner of war. Whilst in the camp Lady offers comfort to the internees, and finds a link between the internees and the German guards. The bond between her and David becomes even stronger. This bond, indeed love, for each other makes them even more inseparable right to the very end.
Congratulations to Chris on his success!
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