Archive for February, 2009

On the road


I’ve been to Sydney today to visit the Showground. This is where the big Show is in April where I’m going to be a star. It was a bit scary when I looked into the Arena. They let me go into the Members’ Stand to meet some of the people who work there. They all got showbags. I put my nose inside it and had a good smell.

Tomorrow I’m going to Canberra to their show to have a bit of a look around – will catch up with some of my other friends who will be coming to Sydney.

On Monday, I’m going to start training. I think being famous is going to be hard work.

I can’t wait to show you all how clever I am.

See you at the Show.



Pigs might fly


I’ve been out today visiting my friend Smokey.  He’s a pig and pretty smart (like me – but not as handsome).

He’s having swimming lessons!

He told me he is also going to the Show in Sydney and is going to dive from a tall tower into a tub of water.  I think he’s kidding me – he’ll have to learn to swim first..

The next think he’ll be saying is that pigs can fly.


Me and my friend

I'm sure he has some food in his hand

I'm sure he has some food in his hand

Famous me


I must be famous.  There was some people who call themselves photographers here today.   They said they were going to put me in the newspaper. Wow, is that clever.  I can’t wait to see what I look like.

Will I look handsome?  My family say I am.


Feeling a bit sad


I’ve been thinking about all those people in the bushfires and I’m feeling sad. I don’t know what I can do, but I’m sure you can do something. I know how scary a fire is and no matter how fast and clever you are, you just can’t run faster than the fire.

I’m thinking about everyone who has lost someone or something. Keep safe.


More hot weather


It’s been another hot day, but I’ve just come inside and had a big drink.  I’m not usually allowed inside, but because it’s so hot I can sleep on the verandah tonight.  I love it  here. I prick up my ears and I listen to all the night noises on the farm.  The cattle munching away in the paddock and the chooks clucking to each other as they settle on their perches for the night.

On the verandah I can keep a close watch on my family. They think I’m sleeping, but I’m really watching everything they do.  Soon they will all be in bed and I can go to sleep. I have to get up early in the morning and check the new calves.

I wonder if there will be any more born tomorrow?


On the farm.


It’s been hot today, but I’ve still been out on the farm working. There’s a lot to do.

I’m really good at getting hundreds of cows (we call them cattle) to go where I want them.  My master whistles and that tells me exactly what I have to do. I rush around the outside of the herd (that’s lots of cows together) and keep them all together. Sometimes one runs away from the herd and I have to rush really fast and make him go back.

It’s lots of fun and takes a lot of practice.  Maybe that’s why I’m going to the Show.  Perhaps they have lots of cattle that don’t know what to do and they need a clever dog like me.

Oh, someone told me they are selling tickets to the Show on a thing called a website.  It seems it even has an address

I wonder if it has a letterbox.