As the youngest of six children, Philippa Robinson-Gill developed a very early love for dogs. However, because there wasn't room in the family home for a dog, Philippa would walk friends and neighbours dogs whenever she could, until after completing her time at Agricultural college she could finally have one of her own.
Working with farmers Philippa had met many border collies and whilst their appearances varied, it was their intelligence, energy, loyalty and sense of fun that drew her to the breed and so with the arrival of her first dog, Brock her relationship with this special breed began.
Philippa, along with her husband and two ex working sheep dogs spend many hours every day walking the beautiful coastal paths and beaches, observing the comings and goings of both people and animals, the material for many stories is around them every day. The collaboration with her brother, Adam Gill is essential to her work, his illustrations breathe life into every page.
It is her hope that parents and children reading the book will recognise that, despite the fact that life must occasionally change and sometimes in dramatic ways, it can lead to new and exciting possibilities.
Meg and Jack now have a social media profile, check them and the book out on Facebook: @Saltysheepdogs Instagram: @Salty.sheepdogs