Archive for March, 2009

Dogs can read


Many people think that humans are the only ones that read the paper – but they’re wrong. I read all of the Official Fun Guide that was in the Sunday Telegraph an here’s a picture to prove.

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Bluey reading

Bluey reading


More Practice

Me and my friend Silver

Me and my friend Silver

Here I am with one of my friends. His name is Silver (he’s actually black) – don’t know where the silver came from. He and I are learning to mark. He’s quite good at it and now after some practice, so am I.

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Read all about me



I’m in the paper today again.  I know because I saw my master reading it on the verandah.  I siddled along the edge and then jumped up next to him so he dropped it on the ground.  Then I got a really good look.  Seems I’m on the front page and some more inside.

Today I’m having a bit of a rest, a snooze behind the cowshed and a bit of swim this afternoon.  Then it’s back to training hard on Monday.

Smokey says he’s also training. He says he’s practicing diving off the windmill into the water tank.  I still think he’s making it up.

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Meeting John Williamson


Wow,  I’ve just been out to the big Sydney Showground and met John Williamson. He’s the bloke who wrote the words of True Blue.  He didn’t know me when he wrote it, but now we are best friends.  We rolled around on the grass a bit and then he sang me the song.

It was great.

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Famous me on TV


Well I knew I was clever, but now it seems they have made a television commercial about me. To keep my identity secret, it is a cartoon. Smokey (my pig friend) and Lofty are also there. Should be on television soon. Watch out for it. Lofty told me it is also on a thing called YouTube.

Been very busy training, but there is still time every day for a swim in the river.

See you at the Show. Very soon.


A visit to the NAB Arena


I’ve been in the car again going to the Sydney Showground for  a bit of a run around the NAB Arena. It’s as big as the home paddock at my place. Everything my master shouted to me seemed to echo all around and sometimes it was a bit hard to hear. But I did okay and managed to do everything that I had practiced. A bit of barbecued chicken always helps.

At home I’m getting used to some other animals. Cattle don’t bother me, but I’m not too sure about all the horses. There’s one called Lofty and he’s enormous. He was telling me he’s going to be on television.

We’ll see.


Training hard


Wow, I’ve been so busy. Training is happening everyday now and I’ve learnt so much already. I “walk on command” – that’s what they say, but what I really do is walk for treats. Sometimes I sneak a bit of food when they aren’t looking and hide it in the shed, so I can go back later when I’m a bit peckish.

My master showed me the Easter Show website last night – you can plan everything that you want to do. You can even see what showbags you want to buy.

They’ve  got one for dogs!

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Training begins


I’m all worn out from my first couple of days of training, but lots of exciting things are happening.

I went to the Canberra show and won best of breed. This means I’m the smartest and the best looking dog there.

I’ve started my training for the big Show. They gave me all sorts of yummy treats to try.  They think they will make me be good and do just what they tell me. But what I really like best is a pat and a cuddle and if I’m really lucky, a swim in the river.

They’ll work that out eventually. Hope they read this.

Off to bed, see you at the Show.