Dear Editor and Readers of Tasmanian Times …
Last night Scruffy Hawkins passed away after a short illness.
She will be remembered for her election tilt when she stood against the windbag Senator Erich Abetz; publicised through the good offices of Tasmanian Times.
Her campaign slogan “If you are going to vote for a dog please vote for a real one” has now achieved legendary status.
She honourably withdrew from the campaign at the last minute on discovering that she was a dual national.
Her parentage on her mother’s side was a Smithfield Terrier resident for many generations on this Island, but on her father’s side a first generation Welsh Collie.
However as a result of her breeding she was strong in the tooth, and clever with it.
She will be sadly missed by all her many friends and admirers.
Archie and I particularly thank her French friend Hugo from Devonport, now an international star living the good life in Singapore for his kind thoughts.
No flowers. All donations please, to the RSPCA.