This is a true story about a dog in Western Australia in the 1970s. There is a life-sized statue of him in the town of Dampier, put there by his friends after his death. People in the north-west still remember him, and tell stories about him...and smile. Red Dog had many names. He never really belonged to anyone, but he had many friends. He was never without a place to sleep, or a good meal, before he moved on - because he was also a great traveller. Louis de Bernieres collected these stories about the life of a real dog. Some are funny, some are sad, but all are unforgettable. Everybody should have a friend like Red Dog.