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Ex-weekly journalist writes book about her giant puppy’s French adventure

A former regional journalist who moved to France has written a book chronicling the adventures of her giant puppy.

Wendy Nottage, who used to work for the Cambs Times, currently lives in the Lot region, in the south-west of the country, where she is renovating an old stone cottage.

Her Leonberger puppy Juno, pictured, went with her to France, where he has become a “village celebrity”.

Now Wendy, who writes under the pen name ‘Amelie Jones’, has published ‘Just Juno’ detailing his exploits.


She told the Wisbech Standard: “This was our dream, at 50-years-old, to take on a new and exciting adventure and Juno came too, enriching every moment with his quirky, naughty character.

“Everyone clamoured after our gentle giant – it was quite normal to pop into a shop, leaving Juno sitting in the back of our Land Rover, his massive lion-sized head hanging out of the tailgate and return to find a queue of people around the rear of our car just full of questions.

“How many dogs are so extraordinary that men flying over our heads in hot air balloons, stare and point, craning their necks intent on getting a better view of the biggest dog they have ever seen?”

Leonbergers are a giant dog breed and even the puppies are bigger than most fully-grown dogs.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I was almost going to say this is just another ‘shaggy dog’ story until I read the ‘small print.’

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