My name is Colin Chappell and while originally from Peterborough (UK), I moved to Canada in 1975 and in neither country did I consider a dog for a pet. Dogs were in fact annoying; soiled areas that I traveled on; chased almost anything that moved; smelled a little when dry, and smelled a lot when wet. I was bitten by Sabre, a German Shepherd (Alsatian), who was probably protecting its owner from me. I was about 14 yrs old at that time and was only interested in trains so attacking big people was not a factor … but try explaining that to Sabre.
In a moment of weakness in November 2012, I started talking to our local Humane Society about dog ownership with the view to maybe, just maybe, I might like to adopt one. I was starting to believe that it could be possible to have a really rewarding relationship with a canine. History, and the resulting book “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” tells the rest of the story!
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Three of the categories are for each of my three books, and are also noted in the Header area. Those links (in the header) will open to provide a quite detailed overview of the book selected. All three books are available around the world from amazon, and all the other usual on-line book retailers, and are available in eBook, paperback and hardcover formats.
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