On another matter, Tula, the famous penguin-protecting Maremma dog from the massively successful film Oddball has sadly passed away at the age of 13 after serving eight seasons on Warrnambool’s Middle Island in south-west Victoria. Tula and her sister Eudy were the first to be specifically trained to protect the penguin colony after fox attacks nearly wiped it out. Maremmas have been watching over the island’s penguins since 2006, when the population was reduced to less than 10. Tula died five months after her sister Eudy. Her ashes will be scattered during a public memorial on Middle Island. May Tula rest in peace.