Red Dog: Stage 2
This is a true story about a dog in Western Australia in the 1970s. There is a life-sized statue of him in the town of Dampier, put there by his friends after his death. People in the north-west still remember him, and tell stories about him . . . and smile. Red Dog had many names. At different times he was called Tally Ho, Bluey, the Dog of the North-West, but mostly he was called Red Dog, or just Red. Everybody in the north-west knew Red. He never really belonged to anyone, but he had many friends. He was never without a place to sleep, or a good meal, before he moved on - because he was also a great traveller. It is a hard, hot country, up in the Pilbara region, but Red knew how to get around. He rode on buses and trucks, in people's cars, and on trains. If people saw Red Dog on the road, they always stopped and gave him a ride. But there was one thing about Red Dog. You really, really didn't want to travel with him in a car with the windows closed . . .