1959 My First Dog
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I was 17 when this photo was taken.
That's my first dog a cross bred collie called Rex, he had been my constant companion all of my life.
My Dad bought Rex from a market stall in Bradford market and brought him home on the bus.
Goodness knows how old he was but he was just a tiny puppy in my Dads hand, you could do that in those days, just picked him out of a cardboard box full of puppies.
Rex was 14 years old when he died, he had been a Yorkshire dog, lived in a kennel outside except for when there was a thunderstorm and once stole and ate a rabbit delivered in a box of groceries by Mr. Kaye the grocer, my Mum rang him and said that he had never delivered it, but the remains were on our back lawn.
That's where I get it from!
Rex roamed the Haw, all over the fields down to Novia Wood and to Yeadon Dam, didn't cause any bother that we knew of, always back for meals and on an evening, not a dog that you could put on a lead and take walking the streets of Harrogate while you shopped, not his thing at all.
He was well known to pupils at South View School, when my parents bought the house I now live in on Rufford Avenue, Rex used to go to the school kitchens every day at dinner time and was well known by cooks and pupils in the playground.
We all missed him really badly when he died, I couldn't remember a time when he wasn't there and he used to sit by the top gates of South View School waiting for my Mum to get off the bus from work at Peates Mill, just not the same she said when he wasn't there to greet her.
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