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THE MAGIC KENNEL & ROAD TRAINS WITHOUT CATTLE

Posted on July 3, 2012 by
TOMMIE
on the road at
Coober Pedy
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My Dad is amazing. I don't know how he does it and I am kind of afraid to ask in case it breaks the spell. But for years now he makes the world around my kennel move. For some reason he calls my kennel his car but whatever it's called he does something with the kennel key and everything; people, houses, trees and sky, all start to move. He can even make them go this way and that, and make people we know appear in amazing places. I sit on the seat and watch. It is like TV but better. Yesterday I watched things go past for hours and I went into a kind of trance. 

The best thing was the other day when he made a really big road train appear. One minute we are sitting in the kennel and he is steering the world to fly past in the front, and somehow a massive truck is there. Dad photographed it and I sniffed it. It was brilliant because all the cattle smells were still there even though they weren't. I really couldn't get enough of it. 

 

Dad started talking to the driver and he was cooking some of the cattle into sausages. That's where they must have all gone. The driver was really nice. He said he'd been droving cattle out by Halls Creek before this job for about seven years. We both like cattle. 

He offered some sausages to Dad but Dad didn't want to say he was a vegetarian for some reason. He took some for later which were really for me. But I'm not a vegetarian and I got up and sniffed where he was cooking the sausages and helped him choose some for me.  He gave me lots of them. They had coriander and garlic in them as well. Dad wasn't happy because I'd already had breakfast.

 

 

It was great start to the day and after that I just sat in the kennel and watched as Dad made things appear and disappear for hours. Sometimes I lick my paw because I am a bit neurotic. Its always the same paw and I don't know why I do it. 

You can see I have my old dog coat back. Its an R.M. Williams one and I look great. We found it in the lock up in Hermannsburg. When it is really cold I put the other one on as well.

We are in Burra in South Australia now. Dad is organizing a singing festival for next March. It will be great for me because I can meet everyone and we can sing together like I did with the Hermannsburg Ladies Choir a little while ago. I hope you join us. Dad has written about it this week - BUZZ ... BABBLE ... BUBBLE ... BURRA.. BACKHOUSE 

woof woof

Tommie xx

 

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Gabrielle Wang
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Sounds like you're having a great adventure, Tommie! Watch those sausages though, or you'll grow out of your nice new coat. Gabi
Tommie
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Woof Gabi. Yes. We have been down that road before and Dad almost starved me until I got back to 23 kilos.Hope you are well. Woof
Noskopar Fanboy
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Loving the old RM Williams coat Tommie - very stylish. Woof!
Tommie
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Woof. I do look smart dont I. Tommie
Fonzy Doggy
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Yeah mate, My Mum takes me on trips too we have just been down south to find a new kennel for my Mum and me to do a bit more travelling, got alittle ripper that will do us for the moment. Love ya Maroon coat, u sure have a good sense of fashion for an Ozzy cattle dog. Meself, being a Border Collie I don't much go in for that fancy clobber. My Mum says I have a beautiful coat, and don't need a store bought one, and besides it is pretty warm here in QLD, bet you are freezing your n.... off in South Oz. Have a good one mate, might catch ya, leave my calling card most places I go. Fonzy Doggy
Tommie
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Woof Fronz. You sound cool. Ill let you know when Dad is steering Queensland past my kennel window. Woof Woof Tommie
Susan
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Tommie boy, you were born under a lucky star. Every day an adventure and you are obviously very treasured by your Dad.
Tommie
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Woof Susan. I can't complain. We are off to Adelaide today to see Molly the German shepherd.
Roxy
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Hi Tommie.. I am settling into my new home.. and - don't be jealous - my new Mum lets me eat more than my other parents did, so I am becoming nicely rounded again. Plus my new Mum has ducks and they don't care if I eat their food as well as mine. The sausages sound pretty good.
Tommie
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Woof Roxy. Glad you are settling in. I go to different places all the time to. It is just the way things are sometimes. The sausages were sooooooo good. When Dad wasn't looking he gave me lots more. The ducks sound kind. I just got to my friends place in Adelaide and ate the cats food before anyone realized what I was doing. He he!
Marg
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What a great way to break the trip. The driver sounds very friendly and the smell of the cooking sausages on a cold winter's day must have tempted even your vegetarian dad.
Tommie
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Woof Marg.. Yes it did I think. He was salivating. Woof Tommie