Monday, November 8, 2010

Morning Walk

 It's getting warmer now.  So we've been going to the river for our morning walk--before snakes start moving, and gets too warm for us.  We love the river.  Bella chased a cyclist this morning.  She ignored one that passed her, then she was held while another went by and as soon as she was let loose, she took off after it.  Then I chased her.  So we were at the river way before Kendra.
 I went for a paddle. SHE did take videos; but they didn't come out very well.  I don't get in deep enough for a real swim, but I like the cool water.  Bella sometimes puts her front feet in. She prefers chasing the ducks.
 We explored.
 And sniffed for ages.
 There are lots of old Red Gums by the river.  They make wonderful nesting places for parrots and other birds.  This morning it was very quiet, all you could hear were birds:  Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Willy-Wagtails, pigeons, galahs, grass parrots, Eastern rosellas.......just loads.
 This group of Cockatoos was making quite a racket.  We didn't see any kangaroos; but there WAS kangaroo poo.  We also saw  a ball of fur with mouse tail and feet; so we knew a snake had been there sometime, too.
All too soon, it was time to go.  So back along the cycle way we went back to the car.  We love those walks.

19 comments:

  1. "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree..."
    Wow - you guys have cockatoos out in the open?? Our cockatoo lives in a big cage in our living room!

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  2. What a fun day fur all of you, all of you except fur da mouse.... ;)

    WOofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  3. Chasing cyclists is just so much fun isn't it!?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie,

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  4. Oh my dogness!!! That is sooooooo pawsome to see da Cockatoos just hanging out in da trees!! They not just at da pet stores, huh.

    And we needs to google a Willy-Wagtail! That sounds like a 'bird dog'! Heeheeehee...get it, 'bird dog'????

    MinnaK

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  5. Looks like everyone had a great time!

    The birds are beautiful!

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  6. That looks like such a great time!!! Cockatoos in the tree! You have all kinds of neat creatures there don't you!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  7. Wow that was a fantastical River Walkie. I LOVED the big white birdies in the TREE.. Out of "Someone's" reach. hehehe

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  8. Now I'm going to really worry about you girls. Those snakes have me all in a stir. Y'all be careful. I know we Scotties can take care of ourselves, but those snakes are nasty. What am I talking about???? I've never even seen one!

    Roo Roo, Stuart

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  9. Oh what very pretty pictures of the lovely birdies!
    Well you guys too of course! The river looked very inviting. We are not liking the sounds of snakes at all but Bailey enjoys chasing cyclists as much as the next dog!
    She reckons it is good exercise for them!!!!
    love
    Martha and Bailey xxxx

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  10. We would love to go on your walks with you!

    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

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  11. Snakes can be nasty... do be careful. But its a lovely walk. A bit of a dip in them waters is fun too. I am sure Dom would have loved to be on that walk.

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  12. Bella's a real wild card when it comes to chasing things!!! but cyclists now thats asking for trouble!
    See Yea George xxx

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  13. You have the coolest wildlife down there! I've never chased a roo or a parrot!

    Wyatt

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  14. Being in America I am fascinated by all of the amazing birds & critters you get to see!

    I'm glad you had a fun walk.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  15. How funny to see cockatoos in the trees living in the wild. We only see them in pet stores here. What a fun walkie!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  16. What a Most Wonderful walkie! But I do have to wonder...what do you think Bella would do with a cyclist if she caught one?

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

    PeeS. Would you please sends me some Roo Poo? Just address it to Mayzie Dog, Collie-rado, USA. The post man knows which house is mine.

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  17. What a fun walk. Thanks for taking us along
    Benny & Lily

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  18. You always have the best walks! Wish I was there!
    I have given you the Doggie Bloggie Award! Come check it out if you want.

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