Sunday, April 5, 2009

Famous dog

This bronze, in Simonstown, is of Able Seaman Just Nuisance - the only dog awarded a rank and a bed at Admiralty House, during WWll. He was well-loved by seamen who especially appreciated his attentions. Just Nuisance would ride the train between Cape Town and Simonstown - he had a season ticket all his own, in exception to every rule of SA Railways - and shepherd off the train and into barracks those who had indulged not wisely but too well.