A heart-warming story for children, this is a tale of friendship, bravery and kindness. Lily, a Golden Retriever, finds toy Doggie lost and alone under a hedge. Trying to find Doggie’s owner, Lily’s human mummy, Anne, ties Doggie to a lamppost where, she hopes, his owner will see him. But Doggie waits unclaimed for days. He is even bullied on the lamppost. He finds some of the night time animals who visit him on the lamppost frightening, until they begin to help him feel loved.
After Anne takes Doggie off the lamppost and into her home with Lily and and her mum, Pilot, he has such amazing adventures that he finds himself the star attraction at school, when he joins Lily for her Pets As Therapy Read2Dogs assignments. For his compassionate part in helping animals have lives that matter, he quickly becomes a media celebrity, and is even rewarded by royalty at Buckingham Palace.
Many characters and events in Doggie’s story are real, inspired by a real event with the author’s own dog Lily, who is a Pets as Therapy dog. Charming, original illustrations by the author seamlessly blend reality and fantasy. Doggie’s story, with Lily, Pilot and Anne, shows the value of love and friendship.