Red Dog Retold

Topics: Mining, Love, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Pages: 2 (679 words) Published: February 25, 2013
The Legend of Red Dog

In a rural country town called Dampier the legend of Red Dog was born. Affectionately known as the Pilbara wanderer, Red Dog travelled around Australia’s west coast in search of his mate and this is how it all began.

Sitting in the middle of the road waiting for a ride hoping that someone would pick him up, Red Dog was discovered by a married couple on their way to a new life in a mining town called Dampier. They picked him up because he tricked them into believing that he was lost. Red glides his way past them and hops up onto the front seat of the car. They then drive him to a new destination.

A mate for everyone, Red Dog became part of the Dampier community. He inspires them by being there for people and listening to their stories. Red acts like he has rights and is evident when John the new worker in town, Red’s true master, is driving the bus with Red and the other Dampier miner’s. Nancy one of two women that live in Dampier hops on the bus and tries to sit next to Red Dog, He growls and tries to push her off, but she won’t have it and tells him to “be a gentleman and move over”, and so he does.

John and Nancy fall hopelessly in love, and one day go to see a movie. Red breaks out from the Knitting Palace to go find John and Nancy and after finding them he is taken back to the Knitting Palace where he stays for the rest of the night. Meanwhile John and Nancy head down to the beach and are getting their toes wet and that is when John tells Nancy about Lord Nelson, the shark that swims around that area and how he had tried to take a bite out of a stubborn miner.

One morning one of the miners, Jocko wasn’t feeling so good about himself so he decided to go swimming in the water when everyone was having a BBQ on the beach. He went deeper and deeper and when Red Dog spots something was wrong he rushes out with a juicy piece of steak to save Jocko from Lord Nelson. Red Dog paddled out to Jocko where he could see Lord Nelson....
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