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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

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

Jindi’s Play Date…

Jindi here…yesterday I got to go for a ride in Larry (one of my very favourite things).  The human took me over to her cousin’s house so I could play with my cousin Miss Millie – yay! I LOVE visiting Auntie B and cousin Millie…Millie has a tummy full of puppies but she is still able to play.

We got to go for a walk and Auntie B gave us treats, a doggie biscuit, an apple (my favourite) and I even got to have a piece of toast! Millie had stuff put on her toast but the human said I could only have it plain, oh well, it was still yummy…Millie and I helped Auntie B make the toast…

Jindi & Millie Make Toast

We were very helpful…she couldn’t have done it without us…

Millie was being very funny and she decided it would be a good idea to stand her back legs on Auntie B on the couch and her front legs on my human in the armchair and lick my human all over…she has a great sense of humour my cousin…I wasn’t allowed on the furniture ‘coz that is our rule but I was OK with that…it’s Millie’s house she has different rules…

The is SO Much Water falling out of the sky today and the wind is blowing so hard that I’m staying curled up on my inside bed…the human says that the weather is too awful to anything else so she is going to have to sew…she doesn’t seem very upset about that…

Hope you get to stay inside today and keep dry…and I sure am glad we don’t live across the ditch in NZ…a place called Christchurch on their south island started shaking this morning and the buildings fell down…I don’t think that would be fun at all…I’m glad we only have rain and wind.

Woofs, licks and tail wags…

Jindi…

Jindi Tours…

Because it was a long weekend here, after the Kelpie Festival we stayed in Mount Gambier for the rest of the weekend.  Yesterday we went for a bit of a drive to the coast…along the way we climbed a mountain (well a very high hill anyway)…Mount Schank.  It was a looonnnggg way up a lot of steps…there were a lot of humans coming down the hill at the same time we were going up so we sat on the seats along the way so groups of humans could pass…one of the nice ladies stopped and gave me some pats.  Mount Schank is one of the volcanic craters around this area.

Then we went to the beach!!  Port MacDonnell is a fishing village not too far from Mount Gambier.  The human stopped and got herself yummy fish & chips for lunch but as dogs weren’t allowed on the watery bits in the town we went for a drive along the road and found a beach bit where I could play.  I love playing in sand and it was a fun beach…there were rocks to climb on and funny smelly seaweed stuff to sniff and the water was rushing in and playing with me – a lot!!

We drove back a different way and went to Nelson which is on the Glenelg River and quite different from Port MacDonnell even though it is not very far down the road.

Today we stayed in Mount Gambier…

I got to go for lots of walks today…we went to see the lakes – there are lakes here in volcano craters…at the moment Blue Lake is changing to its winter grey colour but it was still fairly blue.  We climbed up and down lots of steps on the tracks around the lakes.  We walked up to Centenary Tower as well…a 400 metre walk climbing 85 metres…yay no steps but on the way back we went a different way and there were lots more steps…but at least we went down these ones and not up, I was getting tired of climbing up and down so many steps.  It was a long way up there and I stood on the rocks and had a good look around at the nice view.  After lunch we went back into town and had a little walk around Cave Garden and Umpherstone Sink hole.  I wasn’t allowed down into the sink hole garden so I had to go back and wait in Larry but I had a good walk around the park first so that was OK.

We don’t get to play tomorrow because the human has to go to the work place in the afternoon so we have to drive back home first thing tomorrow morning.

Woofs and Tail Wags, Jindi