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    The history of the faithful dog Ruswarp is forever and sadly bound-up in the in the long story of Garsdale Station saved from closure following a public campaign. That successful protest was largely due to the efforts of Ruswarp's owner a man by the name of Graham Nuttall. On 20th. January 1990 Graham and Ruswarp set off on a walking holiday to north Wales. Only the dog was to return as Graham died, his body remaining undiscovered until April 7th. Ruswarp was found in an emaciated state fast by Graham's corpse. After being nursed back to health he made it to Graham's funeral yet another example of how canine devotion can be so boundless. Ruswarp's sculpture was unveiled in 2009 and he enjoys a fine view of Wether Hill, he probably knew it better than most of us. TRIBUTE TO A DOG The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. He guards the sleep of his pauper owner as if he were a prince. When all other friends depart he remains. From a pleading before a jury (USA) By George Graham Vest
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 2 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2014-01-12T09:33:17
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