THE true story of an adopted greyhound called Albert who overcame a tough start to life to find his forever home served as the inspiration for a new children’s book launching this week.
A launch event for Albert, The Greyhound Who Loves to Run will be held in Heatherton this week. The book, by author Kylie Miller, is illustrated by Mt Eliza resident Karen Erasmus. Albert is a two-year-old greyhound who jumped the fence and escaped his home after one day of adoption. Miller says that the book is a fictionalised story of his adventures and return home.
“Albert is a beautiful, sensitive boy who deserves a loving home, and he found his happy ending with Rhonda,” Miller said. “However, Albert’s story is universal. It equally applies to the thousands of dogs seeking happy, forever homes each year. I hope Albert’s story will encourage people to adopt rather than shop for their pets.”
The book also stars Miller’s own greyhound, Teddy.
Albert, The Greyhound Who Loved to Run is available at bookshops or online.