We've also been very lucky to revisit Red Dog in the form of a talking book that we found in the library and we enjoyed it just as much as we did when we sat in bed and read it out loud.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
We in this house are avid readers and somewhat eclectic in our tastes, so a few years ago I was looking for books to read to the youngest Sweeties, who love a good story, and I came upon Red Dog by Louis De Bernieres, the same that wrote Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
This is what Random House had to say about it the book
Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family - sometimes returning to say hello years later.While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame a little further. The result is an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to see. RED DOG will delight readers and animal lovers of all ages
The Hairiest Sweetie worked for a while earlier this year in 'Red Dog' country and found this statue of our hero just outside Dampier.