Was he not the black labrador cross .. he had a few names .. dingo ,, cane and coke ,, and other names
( his favourite drink cane and coke . yup a dog that drank ) he used to part of the Belelie family till Mrs Belelie died .. he then left home, became a wanderer . ( a heartbroken dog ? indeed I think so as was Mr Belelie , a sad man struggling through life without his soulpartner ) Dingo / cane and coke was when I started my apprenticeship in 73 very close to the tech ... used to wander in in the morning , demand his coffee black and sweet and bum snacks off us ... hang around the tech , knowing that at some time or other the bakkie would go out on an errand .. that was his joy .. on the back ears flapping in the wind .. as said he wandered the entire mine.. going wherever his whims took him .. sundays were his favourite day .. he would wander around the town , see a bakkie being packed for the beach .. hop on .. wander from beach hut to beach hut .. bumming braai and booze .. I recall the one day he joined us at the beach .. spent the whole day with this bunch of wild appies .. when Athol dropped us off at the single quarters .. he then tagged along with me .. me drunk him drunk .. I was walking home and he knew it was en route past Belelie home which he would visit every so now and again .. so there was me .. doing this drunk swaggering walk .. and the dog hanging onto my jersey sleeve also walking ever so strangely .. got to Belelie home let go and jumped over the gate to do a visit ..
He used to go to the movies as well .. was always let in .. quite a character of a hound .. looking back I suppose it was wrong to feed him booze but he demanded it .. other time i remember . he arrived at Cora's cafe with a huge gash on his face ... Oh boy did he play that one .. he stood up front paws on the counter and turned his face so that Cora could see the gash .... looking ever so sorry .. his reward a nice juicy pie ... I suppose we could include him in the list of characters of oranjemund hey ??