The story that became a global sensation: Sophie, the
Australian cattle dog who was lost at sea and swam six miles
through shark-infested waters to a remote island where she survived
in the wild for five months.
It was just another day in paradise as Jan and Dave Griffith,
along with their blue cattle dog, Sophie, motored out of Mackay
Marina for a gorgeous weekend at sea. But when the sky suddenly
darkened and the waves turned fierce, the unthinkable happened:
Sophie disappeared overboard. Her heartbroken humans couldn't
fathom the loss and could only hope their beloved pet didn't
suffer. But this true cattle dog and devoted best friend wasn't
going to give up that easily-and what followed is a remarkable tale
of survival, luck, and persistence.
From the first day the Griffiths set eyes on puppy Sophie
through that terrible October day she was lost, to Sophie's time as
a castaway and the reunion that almost didn't happen, journalist
Emma Pearse recreates the incredible journey of this canine
Robinson Crusoe. An inspirational story of loyalty and the
resilience of the spirit, Sophie offers undeniable proof
about the unbreakable bond between humans and our pets-and that if
lost, they would do anything to come home to us.