Tag Archives: farm dogs

Where There’s A Will

G’Day Mob,

Take a good look at this photo.

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Now I bet the first thing you noticed was cute puppies and you all went “aahh”, but what I really want you to see is the mesh the cute puppies are poking their heads through.

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Sneaky Dogs

G’Day Mob,

Once upon a time there was a big, beautiful Huntaway named Bo.

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Once upon a time there was also a border collie named  Manu and a kelpie named Wombi.

Once upon a time there was peace at Rocky Springs.

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Introducing …..

G’Day Mob,

Here at the Rocky Springs Rambles I tend to …well, ramble. That means time slips away and I go to write a post and remember you haven’t been officially introduced to some of the cast.

At the moment we have nine dogs on Rocky Springs. Five of them you have already met: Bonnie and Clyde (the pig dogs), Bo (the deep-barked huntaway) and Spy and Manu (the border collies).

Brian considers Spy to be the best working dog on the place and often breeds him with Manu. We have had several litters in the last few years with most of the pups being sold; although some have been retained. So without further rambling, come and meet the next generation: Continue reading

Brian’s Chooks

G’Day Mob,

Think of a farm and one of the images that may spring to mind is chickens and fresh eggs.

Not at Rocky Springs.

We have never kept chooks for 4 very good reasons:

  • Snakes
  • Goannas
  • Foxes
  • Fox Terriers

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Chester, the Wonder Whippet

G’Day Mob,

Here at Rocky Springs we were recently privileged to have, however so briefly, a star amongst us – Chester the Wonder Whippet.

The Whippet is currently on an Australia-wide tour having left his base in southern Western Australia in December. He finds life on the road – the constant adulation, the pressure to perform, cold nights – to be wearying, and so at Rocky Springs he took a few weeks to relax and unwind, and to work on some moves for his upcoming aerial acrobatic shows.

Come and meet the Wonder Whippet and the team behind him.

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The Whippet in a Pensive Mood

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The Plumber

G’Day Mob,

We have known The Plumber since he was 3, and for 15 years he and his family have wandered in and out of our lives.

The Plumber (far right), his siblings and Pep ...... many years ago

The Plumber (far right), his siblings and Pep …… many years ago

Last month The Plumber packed his old ute with a swag, a fishing rod and the tools of his trade, and drove 1200km to see us.

He is not the first teenager to visit Brian and I. In fact we have friends who have threatened to send their kids to us as some sort of rural/agricultural initiation rite.

Should you be considering consigning your offspring to us, or should you be like The Plumber and arrive voluntarily, this is some of what can be expected: Continue reading

How to Star in a Music Video

Mandy & Bo

& Why a Girl Needs a Dog

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Merry Storm Season

G’Day Mob,

Merry Storm Season

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While you may be listening to carols wherever you are in this wonderful world, I am listening to rain on a tin roof – perhaps the greatest of Christmas gifts.

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November 2011

G’Day Mob,

Spy has been romancing and once again there are puppies at Rocky Springs, which means we must come up with names.

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One-Eyed Clyde

G’Day Mob,

This was Clyde prior to November 2011:

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this is Clyde now:

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and this is the story of One-Eyed Clyde ………

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