Sunday 25 November 2007

Ellie's Beechworth holiday

Ok here we are up at Beechworth in Northern Victoria. Mum and Dad and I picked up our friend Jane and drove up on the Saturday morning to have a long weekend with Bryan and Denise and the Leura Dales.

This photo shows my mum patting Willow, Jane (with camera in hand) and Bryan giving Lucy ear rubs.
That is me closest to the camera on the left, next is Noah and then Tess is sitting in front of Jane.

We all got along very well, in fact the Leura Dales were on their very best behaviour!
Even Lucy, with the formidable reputation!

Here is a nice photo of a very tired Willow on the left and an equally tired Lucy on the right. We had spent the afternoon out and about. We had a lovely walk into town, watched the Beechworth Celtic Festival Parade (lots of noisy things called bagpipes, that my mum just LOVES) Then walked some more. We went to a big market and I was trying very hard to get a closer look at the stuff for sale, but mum kept me on a tight lead.
We also went out to a nice lake. The Leura Dales went for a swim, while I wandered off into the bush. I hurt my back leg, and daddy had to come and get me and take me back to the car.

This is me the Superdale. Although both mum and dad thought I wasn't a very social Superdale at all while we were on holidays. In fact I was a bit overwhelmed by all the other Dales and kept pretty much to my self. I was a bit of a sook in the night time and cried a bit. I slept on the floor in the bedroom with my pinkies, but wasn't really very happy at all. No one really got very much sleep that night. I didn't like being away from home.
One the second night daddy let me sleep on the spare bed and he slept on there with me. I didn't cry then.

We met 2 local Airedale's in Beechworth too, they barked at us, but they were rather nice. We met their pinkies too, they came out to see all the visiting dales.
We got so much attention while we were in town. Everyone wanted to pat us, and lots of people stopped to talk to our pinkies and even take photos of us. We made quite an impact. I guess they must never have seen 5 Airedales walking around their town before.

We all had a great time together, but I was very glad to get home.
But I don't think Harley missed me at all.
She never came with us, because of her health issues and mum was concerned about her stressing out because of a change to her routine. Harley doesn't cope well with change.
Elizabeth our dog sitter came to stay with Harley, and they had a great time. Harley liked being the only Dale! She has never been an only Dale before ha ha.

See ya soon

Ellie - the Superdale (that really is a big sook)