waiting for daddy on a Friday afternoon
we wait, half heartedly watching playschool with the mobile sitting on my lap waiting for the call..... then it comes!!! DADDY IS ONLY 5 MINS AWAY!! on go our boots then out we go;
first the nasty job of chasing the ducks back into the back yard
then off up the street
then we see the yellow car coming (oh the joy)
"this way daddy!"
and of course lilly then gets to drive the car up the driveway.....
we love Friday afternoons!
anyone who has met my dogs would know they are crazy and incapable of doing anything but casing balls (Ellie) and chasing Ellie (scope). my Szymon decided to take matters into his own hands recently and has trained Lilly to round the ducks up and send them back over the fence...
while sitting having happy hour in the back yard curiosity seems kick in and over they come....
"round the back"
"get em up"
and finally "PUSH Lilly PUSH"
Nundle dog race
this was a "have to be there to believe what you are seeing" kind of event.... people come from far and wide to let their dogs believe just for one day they are grey hound racing dogs.... its amazing, there was the dog Darby, the high jump, the steeple chase, the RSPCA mongrel stakes, the novelty race and of course the great Nundle dog race....
picture this if you can (and if you cant I've included pictures)
everyone lines up with their dogs, a catcher and a handler,
the handler kneels downs and takes firm hold of the dog (if you don't have a good grip there is a break and the race takes another 10 mins to get started as everyone runs around trying to catch the loose dog)
then slowly the catchers walk backward to the finish line, keeping eye contact with the dog. the yelling and whistling is amazing, everyone trying their best to keep their dogs attention.
then the started yells: "ready, set, GO!!" down goes the yellow flag.... and they're off!!!
its hilarious... some of the dogs seems to say stuff that and sit down, some know freedom when they see it and take off to the edge of the oval and some of the dogs see it as an opportunity to sniff some butts, wag some tails and bare some teeth.....eventually though a dog crosses the line and a winner is declared!!
best day out, I'd recommend it to everyone!
two sleeps to go
I'm off to Adelaide for a holiday!! no events, no reason just a holiday (mainly to cram in enough family time to get me to July).... I'm all packed and now not so sure what to do with myself (Lilly and i also have nothing to wear into town for my nail appointment except PJ's and really really old jeans) oh well Wednesday will come soon enough and then the adventure of the plane ride with Lilly Will begin (gulp!)
well till my next smile...that'll do pig, that'll do.
p.s. right now I'm smiling at the events that led up to this picture being taken!!