A Sportswriter’s Companion: Annie the Wonder Dog

Peter Argent has been a contributor to the Almanac for a decade.


He is an independent photographer and sports writer. He is the champion of all things SA country footy and SA sport generally. He drives everywhere, bobbing up all over the countryside.


For the last ten years Annie the Wonder Dog has gone everywhere with him. Recently she passed away.


We wish Peter all the best as he continues to be an significant independent voice in SA through The Barracker as well as contributing to numerous other publications.


What a beautiful dog Annie was.



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Yvette Wroby says

    Thoughts are with you Peter. We are about to get a new puppy and it’s taken me years to get over PT. Best dog ever.

  2. My commiserations re Annie’s passing, Pete.
    As per the heading, Annie looks like she was a wonderful dog.
    I know how you’re feeling as my wife and I have had to farewell three much-loved cats in the past five years.

  3. Sad times Peter, remembering all the good times with Annie. Our Labrador – Shandy the (WA) Wonder Dog is now 13 – but keeping spritely. I often take him to WAFL games after half time when the gate keepers go home (probably just the cheapskate in me).
    Will be like losing a leg when he goes. Good times and bad – he’s never laughed at my golf swing or told me to keep my head down.
    Go well.

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