Friday, December 30, 2011


Hey! Milo here. I had such a huge first day at Annie's Cottage but the second day was even bigger!! Ros took me on two huge walks. We got up early in the morning to go for a walk down Robbins Lane. This was one of the amazing country lanes that Ros and I had the pleasure of walking on during our stay at Annie's Cottage.

The sign at the beginning of Robbins Lane named after the family we were staying with. So off we headed for our walk down Robbins Lane and just like Lathams Lane it was surrounded by beautiful native vegetation and even had a few wombat burrows skirting the outsides of the road.

Doesn't it look like a fantastic place to go for walkies? Off Ros and I headed down Robbins lane for another fantastic walk. We had been walking only for a little while when we spotted another doggie coming towards us. He was a black and white border collie. He was a friendly boy that came straight over to say hello.

After saying hello we both had to keep going on our walks. We kept walking for a while when Ros decided it was time for photos and there were lots of these little beetles in Bairnsdale so when she went to take a photo of my handsome self Ros noticed one on my tongue.

After ros removed the bug from my tongue we contined on with my walk down robbins lane. We stopped for a little while to get some photos of the stunning country side plus I found my first wombat burrow thanks to my excellent scenting abilities.

After we stopped to have a look around at the scenery we continued on with our walk again. We walked and walked and walked for ages until Ros decided to get more photos of my handsome self and if I say so myself, my lovely chocolate coat came up very well against the green vegetation in the background.

After the photo taking was over we headed back towards Annie's Cottage. Once we got back I headed straight for a drink as I was quite thirsty after all that walking. After having a huge drink I went to have a sleep.

I had been sleeping for what didn't seem very long when Ros returned and said we were going on another walk. This time we were going to explore the paddocks that surround Annies. We of course asked first just to make sure that was ok with the people who owned the land and they said we could go anywhere we liked as long as we shut all the gates that we walked through so their sheep couldn't run off. I promised them that we would and they said go have fun. Wasn't that nice of them? Isn't the view pawsome ?

We headed off on our walk through the paddocks. This time Ros' sister Steph came with us on her horse called Mitch. Mitch is a chesnut thoroughbred and this was his first holiday too! He had a fantastic time as well.

We all went on a great adventure. We had been walking quite a while when we came across some sheep that were in one the paddocks. We stopped to have a look at them .

After looking at the sheep for a few mintues we continued on with our walk. In the paddocks there were lots of huge gum trees and almost all of them were over a hundred and fifty years old.

We had been walking for a long time when Ros decided to turn around and head back towards annie's cottage. We were heading back when Ros stopped to take my photo.

After photo taking was over we began walking back towards annie's cottage. Once we got back I went straight over to the horse water bowl and had a huge drink.

After my drink I went to have a long and deserved rest. I hope you have enjoyed hearing about my holiday. I had a fantastic time and I have my paws crossed that one day I get to go on yet another holiday with my humans.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Hey, Milo here ! Yesterday I got home from my first holiday ever with my humans. We stayed at a place called Annie's Cottage in Bairnsdale. Annies is a thirty thousand acre working sheep farm that is owned by a family that has put a little cottage in one of their paddocks for people to stay in during their holiday. So on the 18th Dec I watched as my human Ros started packing up a few of my things like my bed, my toys plus a lead and my food and food bowl. Everything a doggie needs for going on holiday days. So after I had checked and made sure my human had packed everything I would need off we headed to Annies Cottage which is a three hour drive from where we live.

Isn't it so cute? It's a great spot to go on holidays. It has everything that humans and doggies could want. There was even a dog run there waiting for me with beds plus food and water bowls.

Isn't it so cool? So the day we arrived my humans had to unpack and stuff so I stayed in my new home and left them to do the unpacking. The day we arrived there wasn't much time for any adventuring as it was quite late when we arrived so we just had enough time to unpack then it was bed time. The next day Ros and I were up very early in the morning to start exploring this awesome place. The first awesome thing was that there were rabbits everywhere. I had a blast chasing them but they were always just too fast for me and would run back to their homes and despite my many attempts to convince them to come back out and play they just wouldn't.

Come on bunnies! Come out and play! I promise to be nice! Unfortunately they didn't come back. I was most disappointed. Ros and I kept going and we ran into one of the people who owns the farm and I got very excited becuse he had his own doggie with him.

His name was Riley and he is an Australian Kelpie. That is one of their working dogs that helps to round up the sheep on their farm. Riley was very nice and we became instant best friends. While the humans were chatting Riley and I had lots of fun playing chasey.

Come on Riley play with me !

After playing chasey for a while we both stopped to have a drink at a horse trough. After getting a big drink we started playing again only this time we played tag. Riley lay on the ground while I walked around him trying to touch him.

So after all our playing Riley wanted to show me around so we went off to do some exploring together.

After having a look around, Riley's human said it was time for them to go back to work so we and the humans said goodbye to each other. Ros then decided it was time to go for a walk. There were some amazing country roads near Annies Cottage with beautiful scenery and vegatation to explore. Our two favourite roads were Lathams Lane and Robbins Lane. Our first walk was down Lathams Lane. It was amazing and there were so many new smells that my nose got a huge work out. This is the road just outside Annie's Cottage that leads down to Lathams and Robbins Lane. Look at the amazing views you get on the sides of the road.

Isn't it a fantastic view? So off we headed on our walk down lathams lane. It was a ten km walk all up and had some great views.

We were almost there when we stopped because Ros wanted to get photos of my handsome self. I had to stand-stay while Ros took her photos of me. I got lots of pats for doing such a good job.

After the photo taking was finished we kept going and we had soon arrived at Lathams Lane. It was a fantastic road that seemed to go on forever.

We had been walking for a while when again ros stopped and wanted to get my photo. I thought that I looked very handsome in this photo.

After the photos we kept going and going and going when finally Ros decided it was time to turn around and go back towards Annie's Cottage.
So we turned back around and started heading back toward Annies. I was quite hot and bothered by this stage so on the way back Ros kept her eyes open for a puddle that I could lie in. After much searching a puddle was found and I immediately made myself at home. We stayed there for ten mintues so I had a good chance to cool down a bit.

After I had cooled down we kept going and after a little while we had got back to Annie's Cottage. Once Ros had closed the gate we headed off to my dog pen so I could get a huge drink and have a big sleep to recover from my huge morning.

I hope you have enjoyed hearing about the first day of my holiday. There is heaps more for me to tell you about my holiday at Annie's Cottage. I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you a happy new year filled with great adventures with your humans.


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