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Episode 238 - stolen dog found 450 miles from home and novelist Fiona Gibson


Released Sat July 31, 2021
Length: 0:46:59
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The Dog Share

Fiona Gibson has written 18 novels, and her latest is called The Dog Share. Inspired by experiences with her own dog, Jack, Fiona talks about her creative process, and the role Jack plays in it.

You can find out more about Fiona at her website or on twitter or on instagram .

You can get very in your head when you're writing a book, quite insular. You can feel like you're going a bit crazy because you're inventing this world and you've got to make it seem authentic - you have to live in it. So Jack makes me get out, get some fresh air and a bit of exercise, It's brilliant actually.
 - Fiona Gibson

Stolen dog found 450 miles from home

Julie saw a post by the mother of a boy who had gone to the park in Surrey, England, with his friend, and a dog had attached herself to them. The boys realised that the dog was asking them for help.

So the boy phoned his mum, who reassured them there would be an owner around, and it was best not to get involved. The boys however insisted, and the mum took them and the dog to the vet, where her microchip was scanned.

Amazingly, it turned out the dog had been stolen from Scotland - and was actually about 450 miles from home. relieved owner, Iona McGregor to tell the story from her point of view.

We got a call saying two lovely, young boys had been in the park, noticed the dog looking very lost, they phoned their mum, mum took them to the vet, scanned the chip and we got her home.
 - Iona Mcgregor


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