Sammy the Dalmatian is a retired, highly decorated fire dog. Sammy and his two best friends, Jewel the golden retriever and Mason the rottweiler, live close together in Sun City, a retirement community in beautiful Arizona. Every day, like clockwork, the three dogs get together to have some fun and reminisce about the old times.
When Mason fails to show up one day, Sammy and Jewel go on an adventure that will take them on a hunt for two very bad men living near their community. It will take a great deal of courage to bring down these dognappers. But all three dogs, along with their loyal friends and family, are willing to risk everything.
Enjoy the Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends, written by D.C. Rush and narrated by Tracy Elman.
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A wonderful story for children.
Yes, because it is a lovely story, beautifully narrated by Tracy Elman and the scene is set perfectly right from the start. This is an enchanting story about three dogs who live in Sun City a retirement community. Sammy is a Dalmatian, who is a Fire Department retired Lead Fire Dog, Mason is a great big Rottweiler who’s really a big softie, and then there’s Jewel a beautiful Golden Retriever who when she’s not playing dutifully protects her family’s house.
The dogs are great friends and meet up regularly, so when Mason doesn’t arrive one day, the others go round to his house to see where he is.But he’s not there! Eventually, he arrives, panting and very tired. He tells his friends he has been through a terrible ordeal, he has been dognapped, but he managed to escape. After Mason reveals that in the big barn he was taken to there were other dogs in cages, Sammy and Jewel leave him to recover and set out see if they can discover where he was held.And the end when we discover if the dognappers will be caught.
When they find the place they report back to Mason and together the three friends hatch a clever plan. However, for it to succeed they need some help from Sammy’s son, Siren, the new Lead Fire Dog, and one of Sammy’s oldest and dearest friend a calico cat called Peaches.
Yes because it is a lovely story and just the right length for little ones.
Many children love animals and for me an added bonus to the audiobooks by this author is the way the characters of the animals and birds involved shine through. The distinctive personalities of the different dog breeds are so good in this book, as are the bird types in the Robby’s Quest series, and the cats in Hershey Learns a Lesson.
- Susan Keefe