‘Small town, barking dog’ stories don’t hit the headlines too often, do they? Yet sometimes it’s all there – the big news themes in miniature. Like how having the right friends lets you evade the law; or how it’s practically impossible for the ordinary citizen to get the police to investigate their own. Then again; maybe this story is simply a caution against those “country dreams” that percolate through your traffic-clogged city day.
Top cops in the Western Cape's boerewors capital have turned a deaf ear in the battle over Bismarck, the incessantly barking terrier.
Bismarck's training regime includes being forced to drag a tyre up a hill and being thrown into the swimming pool. Not surprisingly, old Bismarck is a bit neurotic.