facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Archie, inspiration 'for Artichoke Hearts' dog book, stolen in London

April 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- Archie, the Norfolk terrier who inspired the best-selling children's book "Artichoke Hearts" was stolen from outside a London store, his owner said.

Shelley King said 13-year-old Archie was tied to a railing Monday outside a Marks & Spencer store while she shopped, and he was gone when she went out to get him, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

Archie is the inspiration for Sita Brahmachari's 2011 Waterstones' Children's Book Award winner,

"I felt awful. It was my worst nightmare because I don't usually leave Archie outside," King said. "My partner or I usually stand with him but it was just a quick thing. I'd just picked him up from the dog sitter and we'd been for a walk on Hampstead Heath and I thought, 'You're being stupid, there are other dogs out here.' It's the worst thing."

King said Archie has a slipped disc in his back and requires medication.

"You can't just steal a 13-year-old dog, it's a responsibility to have an old dog. Archie's a real terrier -- he's got a strong will and personality," King said.

King put up posters in the area and police were investigating the theft.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure
2
Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva
3
1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen 1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen
4
KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence
5
Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback