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on 6 November 2010
In this very short book which can easily be read in one sitting, Della Galton recounts the story of how she rescued stray dog Lindy and her thirteen puppies from a beach on the Greek island of Rhodes. After getting them all to a nearby animal sanctuary, Della and her husband flew home. It was only a couple of weeks later that Della decided to bring Lindy to England - she was unlikely to be re-homed in Greece and was facing a death sentence.
Della Galton exudes warmth and compassion in her writing, and a little humour here and there. Her passion for animals and especially dogs shines through and I soon fell in love with Lindy and Della's other rescue dogs.
Lindy lived with Della and her family for eight years in all and this book is indeed a celebration of their time together. Lindy faced many hurdles over the years - hence the title of 'The Dog with Nine Lives'. After encounters with herds of cows, cancer and almost drowning amongst others she really did use up nine lives, and who knows how many more she'd used before she met Della?
A wonderful story, beautifully presented with some lovely colour photographs, this will appeal to any animal lover, not just dog lovers. It would make an ideal stocking-filler present.