AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter, and great friend of Papua New Guinea, David Bridie, has a wonderful song entitled Raskol Dusty. (Buy the CD ‘Succumb’ and be true to him.)
My wife Rose, when a girl, had a pet dog called Dusty. Named after Slim, the country singer once adored throughout PNG.
Dusty went everywhere with Rose in a bilum. She sneaked pieces of kaukau and chicken from the family mumu to feed him. He even went to school with her.
And he was bilum-trained. He gave a little bark when he needed to do his business.
Rose loved him and he loved her.