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Sport the Reversible Dog

Paul Bunyan Land/This Old Farm

Brainerd, Minnesota

 

I'm also submitting this to the Monthly Scavenger Hunt: #1 Love me, love my dog

 

Paul Bunyan's dog. "Sport the reversible dog was part wolf and part elephant hound and was raised on bear milk. One night when Sport was quite young, he was playing around in the horse barn and Paul, mistaking him for a mouse, threw a hand axe at him. The axe cut the dog in two but Paul, instantly realizing what had happened, quickly stuck the two halves together, gave the pup first aid and bandaged him up. With careful nursing the dog soon recovered and then it was seen that Paul in his haste had twisted the two halves so that the hind legs pointed straight up. This proved to be an advantage for the dog learned to run on one pair of legs for a while and then flop over without loss of speed and run on the other pair. Because of this he never tired and anything he started after got caught. Sport never got his full growth. While still a pup he broke through four feet of ice on Lake Superior and was drowned."

- www.mythfolklore.net/3043mythfolklore/reading/bunyanhenry...

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Taken on September 3, 2007