Vis­it­ing ‘black dog’ sniffs out a Dampier favourite

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

This is Ge­orge. He is a three­year-old pooch with a cu­ri­ous love for fresh-picked fruit and veg.

Ge­orge the “black dog” and his own­ers vis­ited the Pil­bara re­cently with their mate Jeanette Peet to check out WA’s most fa­mous ca­nine — Red Dog.

Ms Peet said Ge­orge was a “beau­ti­ful lit­tle man” who trav­elled up this way reg­u­larly.

“He picks his own fruit and veg from the gar­dens that the owner has,” she said.

“Ge­orge, when hun­gry or thirsty, just goes and gets his bowl for what it is he wants and brings it to any­one that is near him to fill up. Plus, he can find stuff that is hid­den, even the grand­kids when they go miss­ing in the large house.”

Ms Peet said Ge­orge was well-trained and friendly.

Dampier’s Red Dog statue is a pop­u­lar spot for lo­cals and vis­i­tors to get a happy snap with their dogs.

Late last year, the kelpie play­ing the part of Red Dog in Red Dog: True Blue got his photo taken with the fa­mous statue, and ear­lier this month, Onslow’s own Pil­bara Wan­derer, Rusty got his five sec­onds of fame.

Picture: Jeanette Peet

Ge­orge says hello to WA’s most fa­mous ca­nine, Red Dog.

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