Dogoceros rock

By Chris Thomson | posted on February 8, 2019

MONDAY morning saw everybody’s favourite Albany landmark crowned with a witch’s hat.

Perhaps it was The Weekender’s active imagination, perhaps parallax, but we reckon who ever the wag was that added the orange appendage gave the region’s best-known canine a decidedly rhinoceros-ish air.

Strolling beneath the rock’s nose on Monday afternoon, blissfully unaware of the witch’s hat were Hayley (10), Tracey, and Lauren (9) Williams.

“It’s cool!” Lauren exclaimed when told of the ephemeral artwork.

Tracey said she and the kids had recently moved to Albany from Tenterden.

“We’re just pretending we’re townies, walking into town,” she said.

“The weirdest thing we’ve seen up the top of the rock is, the other week, there was somebody flossing up there.”

‘Oh, yeah!” Lauren recalled.

Unaccustomed to the vernacular employed by Tracey, The Weekender’s chief news writer hit urbandictionary.com to learn that ‘flossing’ is “a dance in which you move your hips from side to side while simultaneously moving your hands through the air in the opposite direction”.

Lauren said she reckoned the witch’s hat depositor had bolted up the top of the rock from Middleton Road.

Image: Dog Rock sans flossers. Photo: Chris Thomson