Kilo a Dogs Tale

Riding home from work at the Battle Hill Colliery in Wallsend a young lad hears what he thinks is a woman in distress- He parks his bike and runs down an an embankment where he discovers it is not a woman but a sack that has been thrown into a sewer. upon opening the bag he discovers that it is in fact a little staffordshire bull terrier pup. He places the pup into his bait bag and takes it home to his mother where they live in a miner's cottage in Cullercoats. If you love animals you will love this story.

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25. Kilo Chapter 25

It was bang on seven thirty when Jack rode into the back yard then hung his bike up on the metal brackets on the wall.
He went through his ritual of undressing and taking down the tub from the back of the toilet.
Kate brought the pan of boiling water out for him.
“Here lass I’ll do that. He kissed Kate then took the pan from her and emptied it into the bath. Where’s mam she’s lying down Jack. She’s not getting any younger you know she needs her rest.
“Can you scrub my back for me then?
“Yes of course.
 She took the soap from the tray then rubbed it across the scrubbing brush then slapped it on Jacks back and shoulders. You will have to scrub harder Katie if you are to get the coal dust out. When she was satisfied that she had scrubbed all the dirt from Jack’s back she used the flannel to rinse it.
When that was done she left jack to get clean water so that he could wash his hair and the rest of his body.
Jack began singing to himself as he washed.
His mother came out shortly after. “What you so happy about then?
“Wait until dinner and I will tell you and Kate said Jack as he stood on the matt drying himself with a clean towel. 

Once he was shaved and ready Jack sat down whist Kate served him his dinner.
Right, before we all eat I have news.
 “Come on then Jack don’t keep us all in suspense.
I’ve been promoted at the pit; you are looking at the new foreman.
No more will I have to work on the coal face mam and they are giving me twelve pounds more in my wages as well.
“Good on you, both Kate and Nelly said in unison
“I start tomorrow.”
Now we can eat; this looks and smells delightful Kate.
Don’t forget we are going to the cinema on Friday.
“Thought about nothing else Katie love.”
I will make sure that you have a nice clean, ironed shirt to wear and you will wear that grey blue suit and black brogues.
 I will pick out a nice tie for you as well. No man of mine will be seen in sloppy clothes.
“You tell him Kate.”
There’s some blue berry pie and custard for afters if you’d like some Jack?
Like some; I would love some said Jack as he grabbed Kate and kissed her for the first time in front of his mother.

 

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