The Street Dog Who Found a Home
A Foster Tails Story
By Barby Keel
The heartbreaking true story of a little dog who finally found love, safety and a home to call his own at the sanctuary of Barby Keel
When Chewy the dog arrives at the sanctuary of Barby Keel, the scrawny little Yorkshire Terrier is terrified.
Having been abandoned by his beloved owner after years of being homeless, Chewy's whole world has been turned upside down. The scruffy little dog has grown up on the streets, sleeping on the beach in Hastings. Chewy knows what it is to be cold and hungry, to have nowhere safe to stay, no warm bed to sleep on, no regular food or time to play.
Trembling and fearful, Chewy refuses to let Barby out of his sight, his little legs chasing after her and howling whenever he's left alone, traumatised at the thought of being deserted once more.
Despite her resolve to not get too attached to the animals that come into her care, Barby cannot help but let the vulnerable little terrier into her heart. Having lost her own home as a child, when the German bombs reduced it to nothing more than dust, Chewy's fear is all too familiar to her.
Can Barby help Chewy to heal from the traumas of his past? And will saving Chewy help Barby to come to terms with her own past?
Barby Keele has run an animal sanctuary in the countryside in Sussex for 54 years. At the age of 28 Barby bought four acres of land for £1400, built her own home brick by brick, and then dedicated her life to caring for the animals who were often dumped at her door.
Barby is working with Cathryn Kemp, Sunday Times bestselling writer, award-winning author and a former journalist. She has written across the spectrum of the British press, both tabloid and broadsheet, and online, and for many magazines. In 2002 she won the Peter Wilson Award for Journalism before running her own press agency writing for radio and television. She is the author of Coming Clean: Diary of a Painkiller Addict, published by Piatkus in 2012, which won the Big Red Read Prize for non-fiction in 2013. Cathryn has written seven other titles, including Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse, We Ain't Got No Drink, Pa and A Fish Supper and a Chippy Smile.
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17 May 2018
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