We sent HER to the....
SHE had to get up VERY early for the 6:30 am flight to Sydney, then take the train to Olympic Park (where the 2000 Olympics were held.)
The Easter Show is only called that because it occurs in Sydney at Easter time. It's like a state Fair.
|That high wooden box is where the exhibitors camp out with their animals.|
|Alpacas wondering what's going on.|
|Riders warming up for their events|
|A cow that didn't want a BATH!|
|Demonstration of training a young dog to work sheep!|
|Snoozing with a ball before his event.|
|Keeping clean and tidy|
|The brush out|
|Wired Fox Terrier with most of his wires gone|
But we sent HER to see the scotties judged!
A win at the Easter Show is much sought after.
When this lady noticed HER taking a photo, she brought this wheaten pup over so SHE could meet her properly.
Her name's Destiny and she was very friendly and won second place in her event.
Here are some others.
|Struttin' their stuff.|
|These scotties are all related...it was a Breeder event.|
The lady above in green is Bella's breeder.
SHE got to talk to her about Bella!
After the scotties, SHE went to the Wood Chopping.
Very exciting. It started in Australia in 1870 when two timber cutters made a bet in a pub one night.
It always draws a huge crowd.\
Most of the competitors have other jobs now and this is just a sport.
In this event the competitors chop through their block of
The men closest are on handicap and have to start later.
The man on the left who started last won....cutting in 23 seconds.
The next event was the Final in the tree felling.
The competitors must chop the 'tree' place in a plank to hold them while they
continue to place planks to the top, where they chop half way through the log.
Then they climb down and start again, making cuts for the planks and getting to the top to cut through the other half.
|A young New Zealander, tries his luck. He was last but was cheered through by the huge crowd.|
As the winner is crowned World Champion, there were competitors from all over Oz, NZ and Canada. There are events for children, women and men.
After that SHE left--SHE doesn't do crowds well.
|Kids enjoying a camel ride.|
Australia has a HUGE feral camel population.
SHE decided to go to Circular Quay for dinner before heading to the Airport for the 7 pm. flight.
Sorry there were no cats, but when SHE got to the pavillion there was a line of about 87 million people.