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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28. Kilo Chapter 28

It was Sunday and the cottage was a hive of activity, looking outside the first snow of the year had laid a white carpet upon the ground the roof tops of the houses were all covered in a blanket of snow. It would be Christmas in two days how fast the year had come and gone. Tilly hadn’t seen snow before so we dressed her in a pair of dungarees and a thick Aran cardigan, some woollen mittens and a pair of brown boots. Tilly had started talking a few words but mostly she would point at things.
Jack picked her up then said Look Tilly, Snow. Then he took out in the back yard which was enclosed Tilly picked up the snow in her hand and tried to eat it. Kilo rolled around in it. Tilly chased after Kilo trying to throw snow at the dog as he raced around the yard. Katie took a break from the cooking which Jack could smell all over the yard.
Picking up a handful of snow Kate launched it at Jack hitting him in the ear. Right he said as he ran after her then rubbed some snow in Katie’s face before giving her a long lingering kiss.
Is there much left to do love, before Nigel and Gino get here? It’s all ready Jack.
Lovely I’m starving.
Nelly came out of the back door and told them that Nigel and Gino had arrived so they all went inside.

Katie had placed Nigel and Gino opposite each other Nelly sat at the top of the table. Katie sat near Jack at the head. The meat was brought out and placed on a wooden board. Then the vegetables were placed around the table. Katie had made apple sauce to go with the meal and stuffing with sausage meat and sage and onion.
Jack filled every glass with the wine that Nigel had brought.
Now! “Since Nigel has been so kind as to bring his guest maybe he would say grace for us.”
“It would be an honour Jack, “Thank you oh Lord for this bountiful meal, may us all be truly thankful Amen.
“Amen everyone voiced. Jack stood up and began to carve the pork whilst Tilly was put into her high chair and a bib placed around her neck.

Gino wasn’t at all shy and had a good grasp of the English language. He asked Jack all about his coal mining he told jack that his father had made his fortune in mining too in South Africa in the early thirties digging for gold. He is retired now but we live very comfortably. We have two vine yards where we grow the wine that you are now drinking. Jack picked up the bottle to look at the label. Battelle 1942, it must have been a good vintage Gino this is delicious. I will get my father to send you a couple of cases. Thank you kindly Sir you are most generous. 
Jack stood up filled his glass and asked Katie to fill everyone else’s.
“I have some news to tell you Nigel.”
Kate and I are to be married in the spring and I would think it an honour if you would be my best man.

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