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.


6. Kilo Chapter 6

The next morning it was raining as I cycled to the pit I had left Kilo’s lead on the table with a note explaining what happened last night and that Nigel had given the pup a name.
I told the lads at work about the little dog. They told me that Staffordshire bull terriers were bred for fighting other dog’s and even bears in England. I decided I would visit the library to get myself a book about the breed so that I could familiarise my self with the animal.
Every night I would take Kilo down to Cullercoats bay where he loved the surf I would throw him a small stick and in the water he would go after it. 
 I was using some of the money I earned to buy meat for him but more often than not the butcher who knew my mother would give me scraps for Kilo.
The local café in town loved Kilo too and any sausages they had or bacon from the plates that people left was kept for my dog.
Soon Kilo began to grow. I was getting the attention of the local girls who asked where and when I would be walking Kilo. it was during one of these walks with my mother that we came across a young lady who was heavily pregnant she confided in my mother and told her that her parent’s had disowned her because she had fallen for the stable hand. When they found out that she was pregnant they threw her out onto the street with little more than the clothes that she had on her back.
She told my mother that she was a house maid at Hartford Manor and it was the son of Sir Jeffery Rochdale, who had raped her.
 My mother asked if she was still working at the manor and she told her that Sir Jeffery dismissed her.
“So where are you living young lady?
“I sleep here on the beach.”
“In the condition you’re in?
“I have no choice mam.”
“Yes you do, you can stay with us can’t she Jack?
“It’s your house mother.”
“Then it is settled. You will come with us to our cottage. There isn’t a lot of room but I’m sure Jack will find room for you.”
“Yes mother I’m sure she can sleep in your room once I get the spare bed out of the shed.”
“Right Jack run on ahead and sort that out whilst erm, sorry I didn’t get your name?
“Martha, Martha Stephenson mam.
“Please call me Nelly,”
Thank you Kindly Mam I mean Nelly.”
They both laughed as they walked slowly back to the cottage.


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