Winston the sheep-dog has more ways than one of getting about.
SV Dog coming out of kennel, and being helped on to seat of motorcycle (3 shots)
SV AND CUs Motorcycle owner David Bowles rides along with his dog on rear seat (Bowles Voice Over) (5 shots)
SV Woman filling car tans at petrol station
CU Same woman speaking (SOT)
GVs AND CUs Dog and Bowles riding motorcycle (3 shots)
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 2):
BOWLES: "It was really his idea. He likes to go places with me, and when I came home one day on a motorcycle, he started barking, and I had a few friends over, and they said, put him on, and I said, go ahead, and when I took off, he's hanging on, and he's been riding ever since."
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 4):
PETROL PUMP ATTENDANT: "As he pulled up, then I thought God, what is that, I didn't think it was a real dog. I didn't believe it."
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Background: Winston the sheep-dog has more ways than one of getting about. When his young master, david Bowles, gets ready for a motorcycle ride, around his home town, Louisville, Kentucky, Winston is not prepared to be left behind. He needs a little help, of course, to get on the back seat, but there is no need to tell him to hold on tight to the rider. As David says, there is no doubt that Winston has mastered the art of motorcycling. It all started when friends of Dave's, who knew how much he loved his dog, and his machine, suggested he take them both for a ride. Dave gave the dog a trial run, showing him how to hang his paws over his shoulders, and Winston took his cue. he has now become an expert. He knows which way to lean into a bend, and does not need to be strapped on to his seat. he clearly likes the feel of the wind, and his long shaggy hair swept off his eyes, he can enjoy the sights. People's reaction as the pair rides by is usually one of sheer disbelief. They simply can't believe their eyes. Road-police are rather baffled by such an unusual sight. The riders were once stopped by a police officer. David was fined because Winston did not have a licence--a dog licence.