Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just Nuisance

Just Nuisance was a Great Dane who was officially adopted by the South African Navy in the 1940s and given the title of Able Seaman Just Nuisance. He used to accompany the sailors to Cape Town on the train, and see them safely home after a night of drinking and carousing. This life-sized statue of him by Jean Doyle can be found on Jubilee Square in Simon's Town.
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6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. My Mum and Dad used to live in Fishoek in the 1950s they had a Rhodesian Ridgback called Nuisance!! My Dad was there serving with the British Royal Navy.
    Thanks for this!
    Jane x

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  2. Interesting take on J.

    Please come and take a look at the J's in my family, have a good day.

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  3. He's beautiful. But then I'm biased when it comes to Great Danes. :-)

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  4. Just Nuisance along with Jock of the Bushveld must be South Africa's two best known dogs. And they both start with "J".

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  5. What a neat post! Just nuisance, interesting name for a mascot who seemed anything but...

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