Category Archives: Jindi

A Busy Day Out…

Jindi here…

Early this morning the human and I set off up the highway to Bendigo to met my cousin Millie the Customs Labrador and Laila the Fox Terrier with their humans so we could all play at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk.  The sun was shining, it was a lovely day and we got to walk around Lake Weerona with lots of other dogs, twice…

The human also caught up with someone she hadn’t seen in a very very long time.  We were sitting at a picnic table waiting for the day to start and a lady sat on the other side of the table…well, that lady turned out to be L who is V’s mum and the human and V went to high school together and V was there too because she works for the RSPCA in Bendigo!  So they got to have a little catch up but then I wanted very much to go and play in the practice agility activity…

…it was so much fun and later while we were waiting in the line for the nice Vet Doctor to check my teeth (I need to chew some bones to help keep them clean – yum!) we heard our names being called…seriously? our names? why?…so off we go to see why they are calling for us and guess what…I am so clever that I won the agility activity!…and we didn’t even know it was a competition!!!!

Best time….20 seconds!…so I get a present…yay for me!!!

We all went to a cafe so the humans could have coffee and I was so good and lay down by the human’s chair and minded my manners…I was a bit tired when we got home and had to have a long snooze, it was a big day out…catch ya later!

Woofs and Tail Wags

Jindi

Just for Auntie Rosie…

Hey Auntie Rosie…It took the Human a while but here is the photo you requested…

So, I’m dressed and ready…where are we going?…

What do you mean you’re going to work and I’m staying home…mmph!…

Jindi…

A Sunday Stroll…

So Sunday the Human tells me we are going to Bendigo to play Million Paws Walk…wahooo!…I was very excited…we set off in Larry nice and early…the walk was to be held at Lake Weeroona.  The Human bought me a lovely new coat but in order to wear it I had to endure this!

There was a very nice lady with a trailer which I was keen to investigate and it turned out to be a BATH!  I think maybe next time I won’t be so keen to look inside!  The Human said I was stinky so the nice lady made me smell pretty again so I could wear my new coat.  Then we walked around the lake – twice…very pleasant.

My cousin Miss Millie, the blonde labrador who works for Customs, couldn’t come and play this year as she has been very clever and made some puppies so she is a bit busy looking after them but she sent her Human along anyway…but my friend Lila the jack russell came along again…she is so very little and she was a bit frightened to start with but after a while she realised that everyone was friendly so she trotted along with me and we had a lovely walk.  The Humans behaved themselves quite well, we let them have a reward afterwards and kept them company while they had coffee at a cafe called Beechworth Bakery in town.

I do enjoy the Million Paws Walk and it raises money for the RSPCA so it is a good cause and helps out the puppies who are waiting for new Humans.  I hope we get to play along next year and Miss Millie can come to play again too.

Woofs and Tail Wags…Jindi…

Up a Mountain – Wallace Hut…

Part 3 of Up a Mountain, I sort of forgot to finish this up…oops!

…The last place we stopped for a visit was called Wallace Hut…again, no dogs allowed as it is also part of the Alpine National Park so I waited with Larry – again!…

The Humans walked in from the car park to the hut…

The frame against the chimney is temporary..the history of the hut is on a Parks Victoria information board:

“Handmade in 1889 from snowgum slabs and roofed with woollybutt shingles, Wallace Hut has survived the extremes of the Victorian high country.

With simple tools (most likely a broadaxe, crossed saw and an adze), brothers Arthur, William and Stewart Wallace built the hut with timber found nearby.

The Wallace family grazed their cattle on the Bogong High Plains between 1869 and 1914.

Each year they would drive the stock up for four days to reach the summer feed.

The hut provided welcome shelter for the graziers after a long day in the saddle.”

The Human had a good look at the hut and the views from around the hut area…

I checked out the view from the car park…*sigh*…

Woofs and tail wags…Jindi…

Up a Mountain – Fainter Falls…

After we left Bogong Village we were driving along up the mountain and there was a sign for Fainter Falls and the Humans thought that sounded like a nice place to visit so we stopped for a look.  My Human went to read the sign to see how far in the walk was and there on the sign was a notice that dogs weren’t allowed so I had to wait in Larry…*sigh*…

So the Humans went for a walk in to see the falling water…it isn’t too far in off the road, only about 700 metres…and at the end of the path this is what they found…

Pretty…

The end of the path was the viewing area with the information board and next to that were some steps that led down to the base of the falls…of course the Humans could not resist and had to check our where the steps went…they were a bit rocky and steep but not too difficult, then the path went over the creek and along the creek on the other side about 200 metres to the base of the falls for a closer look…the Human told me that it was a nice walk in and the falling water was nice to look at.

Then Larry took us for more driving and we continued up the Mountain.  We went through a place called Falls Creek which apparently has lots of stuff called snow when it is Winter but it wasn’t snow time yet.

To be continued…

Tail Wags…Jindi

Up a Mountain – Bogong Village…

While we were at camping, on the day called Good Friday, the Humans took me for a tour around the area and we went up a Mountain…

About half way up the Mountain in the Alpine National Park is a little place where humans live called Bogong Village…

Bogong Village

The Village is on the part of the river where the Junction Dam is built, part of the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme.

While Larry had a rest in the car park we went for a walk…across the dam wall to the other side…through a tunnel…

It was a loonnngggg tunnel...

it was very high but I was brave…because it was like a cage and I knew I wouldn’t fall out…whew!…

I climbed up and down lots of steps…I am a good step climber…

Up I go..

We just had a little explore around the dam and the lake formed by the dam…the village is quite small and when you drive in from the main road down to the lake you’ve pretty much passed through the whole village but it is very pretty there…

What we saw…

Below the dam wall...

The dam lake...

Autumn colour...

Mosses and lichens make rock walls pretty...

Then it was time to go back to Larry and keep going on up the Mountain…

To be continued…

Licks and Tail Wags…Jindi…

Kiewa Kelpie…

The Human and I went camping for Easter…I hadn’t been camping before…I liked camping…Larry drove us North East for a long time…then we came to a really big creek called a river…the Kiewa River…we went to a friend’s place and there was a house there just for us…

The Taj Mah Tent...

Can you see the river there right in front of where we were staying?

A closer look…

View from the Verandah...

I checked out the river…

Looks OK so far...

Mmm...what is this?....

All OK over here too...

Once I’d checked everything…

Camping is hard work...

I’ll come back later and show you what else we did…

Woofs and Tail Wags…Jindi…

It’s A Hard Life…

But someone has to do it…

Hope your day is as stressful *LOL*…

Jindi

Just. Sit. Still. Already. …

Pleeeaase sit still.

I get comfy on my bed in the lounge room and You…Get Up And Go To The Sewing Room.

So, being a good dog I follow and Just. Get. Comfy. on my Sewing Room Bed and…You Move Again!!

For goodness sake, I’m trying to Sleep!.

Human….Sit!

Jindi

What Jindi Did Next…

Sunday, after our big trip on Saturday, we spent the day in Mildura…it was a catch-up with people day, the purpose of our trip…

As the human and I were both a bit tired from all those kilometres on Saturday we started the day slooowly and didn’t rush about seeing this and that…instead we took a ride down the road to Red Cliff and spent a lazy hour wandering around the market stalls in the park and the main street…I was suitably admired by the stall holder when the human was buying some dried apricots and a nice lady walking past stopped and gave me lots of pats…I do so like it when humans do that…

Then it was off to Irymple for a BBQ lunch…the human was going to make me wait in the car but the humans who live at that house said I could play in their yard and I had a wonderful time…I said hello to the dog that lives there but he was staying at his kennel and…

…I played totem tennis and catch with the girl humans…

There were so many hoppers (immature locusts) that the ground looked like it was moving…

See all those “brown dots”…they are all hoppers and that is just a teeny tiny selection of their population…and they sure do a whole lot of damage…

…the yard was all green grass until a couple of days before the hoppers moved in and ate and ate and ate and now it is brown and dead wherever they have had lunch!…

After the bbq the human went to have coffee with a quilty friend and I waited in the car…again!…then we went to visit some more humans and I got to play with the big boy blonde labrador that lives at that house…I got to play with lots of different dogs and little humans…there was another Kelpie staying at the caravan park where we stayed and I go to say hello and play a little bit with her too…she was just like me except her tummy was a bit rounder and closer to the ground than mine…but she was a very nice Kelpie…

I was very good at the caravn park and I slept on my bean bag on the verandah…

Monday we had to come straight back down the highway as the human had to go to work in the afternoon…she says it was a Very Long Commute to Work…

So now we are back home again and our little holiday of lots and lots of kilometres is done but maybe Larry will take me and the human up the highway again and we can visit Mildura again…that Murray River looked like it would be a nice place to spend some time…I would like to go for a nice loooonnnggg walk at the river…

Woofs and Tail Wags…Jindi