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Sophie, Dog Overboard

by Emma Pearse

The story that became a global sensation, of Sophie, the amazing Australian cattle dog who fell off a yacht, was feared lost, yet swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsunday island where she survived for five months before being miraculously reunited with her amazed owners.

When Jan and Dave Griffith’s beloved cattle dog, Sophie, fell overboard from the family yacht during rough weather, she feared the worst. But Sophie, a true Aussie battler, wasn’t going to give up that easily. She swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsunday island where she survived for five months before being miraculously reunited with her amazed owners. Sophie, a highly domesticated dog, had been living ferally – and surviving. Yet one glimpse of her owners when they were reunited was enough for the old Sophie to re-emerge.


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31 July, 2012

About Emma Pearse

Emma Pearse is an Australian journalist who lived in New York for over ten years, where she wrote for New York, Slate, Salon and Village Voice, among others. Emma now lives and works between Australia and New York. Sophie, Dog Overboard is her first book.



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