Visiting ‘black dog’ sniffs out a Dampier favourite

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George the "black dog" has a penchant for lemons.
Camera IconGeorge the "black dog" has a penchant for lemons. Credit: Jeanette Peet.

This is George. He is a three-year-old pooch with a curious love for fresh-picked fruit straight from the tree.

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.”

George says hello to WA’s most famous canine — Red Dog.
Camera IconGeorge says hello to WA’s most famous canine — Red Dog. Credit: Jeanette Peet

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.

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