Category Archives: Kelpie

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…

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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

On The Road Again…

I got to ride in the car yesterday…A Lot!…I got to wait in the car yesterday too…A Lot!…I’m not so keen on the waiting bit but I do love the riding bit…

First stop a place in…

With GF Rosie who I like a lot – she bought me 2 smackos treats – yum yum – and when we got there Mistea was there too! The humans all went inside a building and did whatever it is that humans do (boring…yawn!) while I waited outside in Larry…there was A Lot of Waiting…but Larry had found a nice cool parking space under trees.

The human came out to give me a drink and let me have a little walk around and while we were doing that the famous Jodie arrived and gave me pats…I do like it when I get lots of attention from the humans…

After A Long Time everyone came out of the building again and then we went for another ride…this one was A Very Long Ride until we got to a place in…

For those who don’t live in Victoria (why not?) or even Australia (again, why not?)…this is how far it was…

605 kms…yes, it certainly would have been more direct to go from home to Mildura but apparently there was something going on in that building that the human just had to go to so we went the Long Way Around…humans, they are a strange species!

Don’t know what we are doing today but I’m sure it will involve more riding in Larry, maybe today the human will remember to use her camera so I have proper photos to show you..it’s hard being a Kelpie sometimes *sigh*…

Woofs and Tail Wags…Jindi

Jindi Goes (South) West…

The human took took me for a ride in Larry the Lancer Friday morning and took me to work with her…I was very good and I waited patiently in Larry until she finished doing whatever it is she does there…then…we drove and drove and drove and passed through my country…I was born in the Western District of Victoria in a place called Glenthompson…and still we kept on going until finally we came to a place called Mount Gambier which is in the next State, South Australia.

Then, yesterday, we got back into Larry and drove back to Victoria and we saw lots and lots of other Kelpies…we went to a special festival that was devoted to my relatives…it was all about Kelpies…how good is that!!  First off there was a street parade and we watched all the people and dogs and floats go past.  I was a bit scared of those music makers but they went past quickly enough and I was OK again.

Then there were some novelty events like a sack race where the human jumped along the street in a sack and their Kelpie very sensibly walked!  They also did this 11 legged race thingy where two humans tied legs together so that they had three not four between them and then they ran down the street with two Kelpies…who again were very sensible and just used all their legs!  It was a bit funny seeing the humans being so silly.  Then some clever Kelpies did tricks for Kelpie Idol.  I was good while we stood and watched the entertainment.

It had been a busy morning so far…we moved down the street a bit and watched some other creatures joining in the fun…some sheep who raced in Mutton Mayhem and some ducks in Duck Pinball.

I was trying to be helpful and I tried to help with the sheep and ducks but apparently my help wasn’t wanted…I tried and tried and tried to help but nope, I wasn’t allowed…

We stayed the whole day.  We watched the stockmen/stockwomen and their horses and dogs work some sheep (I wasn’t allowed to help out there either) and Kelpies run up a really really big hill to their human who was at the top…a nice bloke called Ben, apparently he is from Getaway on the tele box thingy, sat down to have a chat with us and gave me lots of pats…lots of people were nice to me…I saw the the man from were I lived when I was a teeny tiny puppy before I could leave my mum…and lots and lots of other Kelpies to say hi to.

It was a good day…I hope we get to come back next year…maybe I could play in an event.

Woofs and Tail Wags…Jindi