What a peaceful day... it was 4pm my day was almost over, i was itching to get home.
The phone rings... blocked number. Typically i just let it go to message bank but today for some reason i answer the phone.
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The weather started off looking very ominous. It wasn’t just raining, it was flogging down!
I got the dogs ready in the car and paused… was it really worth an hour trip in the rain? The thought of staying inside with Sasha and Java horrified me! We had to go! Started the engine and we were off!
I couldn’t see more than a few meters in front due to the heavy rain. The window wipers were on full speed, but it didn’t seem to help much. As I approached the West Gate Bridge the sun poked out of the clouds! Goodbye Melbourne! Keep your crappy weather we are off to Bacchus Marsh!
We were off to catch-up with the Herding Crowd at Pepper Tree Park. Most of us met at Diggers Herding or Driving Force working sheep dog club, so there were a lot of working dogs. Border Collies and Kelpies, not to forget to mention Greyhounds, and one labrador.
It was great catching up with everyone, I haven’t seen some of the crowd for almost 12 months. We invaded Pepper Tree Park there were 10 of us with 18 dogs.... Continue reading
Well it seemed like it took for ever but i picked Java up from Broadford on Monday!
Jaz from Hillcrest WorkingDogs looked after her over night and she was totally relaxed and full of beans, she had another pup with her from the Minnie litter and also beautiful Charm who was another Bauers Border Collie pup from Lucy. So Java had another 1 1/2 hour trip, to do until we got back to Glen Waverley. The good thing.. she doesnt get car sick! (yet!)
She was so full of energy when we got home and really confident which is fantastic! She strutted around like she owned the place. Mark and her played for most of the afternoon and then Robyn, Jacko, Morgan and Logan came over. It was great to see how excited she was to play with the kids, again really confident and just wanted to play ... however, she was a little rough with those pin sharp teeth! :-)
We had been working on her dog run during the week so she can sleep in the laundry and has a dog door going outside into her run. The first night it was getting a little late and i thought i would introduce her to the dog door quickly, not really expecting her to use it. When i woke up in the morning i was waiting for a disaster... (oh did i mention her record is peeing 5 times and one poop in 15 minutes? How the hell can you keep up wiht that?) i looked around and nothing! Perhaps all the accidents we had in the house was all she had left? I went outside to put her on the lawn only to find that she had indeed figured out how to use the doggie door! Unbelievable! I was so happy i didnt wake up to a mess inside!
Tuesday we played all day. I put Java on a lead and took her out the front yard so she could get used to a lead and check out the surroundings. She was so intreged by the cars. Bit scared but after around 20min she was feeling quiet ok with the whole thing. Then i had a visitor come. I put Java back in her run and sat and had a coffee and a chat. Then there was a knock at the door. I thought it was a sales man so hesitated to answer it. Thank god i did.... Continue reading
I can’t believe 5 years has gone by so quickly!
When I first saw photos of Sasha as a pup I thought she was the ugliest Border collie I had seen! I didn’t like the uneven markings. The last thing I thought of was to take a puppy home with me when I went up visiting in Queensland; I already had two dogs at home and the last thing I needed was another pup... or was it?!
We have had heaps of fun together! And Sasha's enthusiasm always makes you want to teach her other things. She may not be the prettiest dog but she is the smartest I have had!
Hopefully we can have plenty more years together!
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Well it’s been sometime coming but finally we are getting a new member of the Family.
Bauers Java Script should be coming home around 16th June!
Java was born on the 7th April 2013 and was one of four girls and 3 boys.
Sire: Biralee Sonny