Friday, March 29, 2013

Secret Mission

We sent HER to the....

 Because ...

 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

SHE saw loads of interesting cakes.

 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.

Lookin' good

Handsome fellow


These scotties are all 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
 Australian hardwood.
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.


  1. What a FANTASTIC adventure! WHODDA thought there would be so much going on at an Easter event.
    Love Noodles

  2. What a great day - the Easter shows are always amazing. Love circular key ....and there was a cruise ship in - dad wants to be an apartment right in the building in front of the opera house - dream on dad!! Mom hates crowds too.

  3. It just ain't many animals and dogs and awesome smells and "No Dogs Allowed" It just ain't right I tell you...Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Easter

  4. And just how come you guys didn't get to go to the doggie judging, bet there was some of your relitives being shown. Sure did look like our stste fair here, hope SHE had lots to eat.

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  5. You could have gone if somehuman thought ahead enough to enter you in the show. The other contestants were scared you and Bella would place 1-2.

  6. What a fun adventure!! Our mom isn't big on crowds either...

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  7. What a fun day! Sorry you couldn't join her though. Maybe next year you could enter the wood chopping contest and go!

  8. What a neat secret mission! We have something similar, but it's during fall. Always a fun time. Too bad you couldn't go!

  9. Wow! This sounds awesome. I LOVE fairs. There's always so many interesting things to see and do. Does New Zealand have something similar?

  10. Girls!!! SHE knows how to have fun!! I know, I know I keep saying this but seriously this SHE of yours has fun! I think SHE should adopt a feral camel for you all to play with. Now, that would be fun, huh?! I like those Scotties too but I think they should let doggies in that place so you guys could have fun too.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  11. Wow, you sent her on a wonderful adventure where she got to see all kinds of neat things! And about those feral camels . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. OMD! That sure looked exciting!! Oh, and I don't blame that bovine for not wantin' a B.A.T.H.!! Totally feel ya dude!
    Those Scotties sure were ADORABLE! (thou, not as cute as YOU gurls, of course!!) I loved the WFT, very regal.
    I never knew that Oz had a feral Camel problem! See you gurls are teachin' me something every day!! BOL
    I hopes at least SHE brought you back some snacks!

  13. Wow, SHE sure packed a lot into one day!!! We think that was a malamute we saw there. Mom liked the alpacas:) Beautiful scotties, no wonder Bella is so pretty - she comes from great stock.

    Once again, we thank you so much for your kindness to us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. What a really fun day!!! I'm glad SHE got to go--Do they sell funnel cakes there? As you know, they do at all the fairs here and you just have to have one! :-)

    ♥•✿HAPPY EASTER!!♥•✿

  15. Oh wow, that looked like an awesome event...well, except for the fact that you weren't allowed (WTD?!)!! It must have been fun to meet up with Bella's breeder too! Glad she's home...but the real question is: Did SHE bring any cake home for you?!?

  16. What a day! Maybe SHE should take Flat Bella, Flat Daisy and Flat Roxy when you can't go! Lady took Flat Marley to the US! Love the photos!

  17. So what ya'll is sayin is dat if I came to Australia I could gets a CAMEL?????? I think a camel as a pet would be purty darn cool. What does you feed 'em?
    I found it most shockin' they had all them animals there and da sign specifically said NO DOGS...why no kittehs? Just wonderin'.


  18. That looks like a cool show. Wow are you kidding about the feral camel population? Those were some great cakes. Glad mum had a good time. Have a super Staurday.
    Best wishes Molly

  19. What a fun day for HER!
    Molly sleeps with a ball in her mouth too!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Looks like a fantastic day. Too bad you couldn't go. Did she bring you back any treats? Lee and Phod who now want a camel

  21. OH WOW!! How aroootiful were those Scotties with their full skirts and beards!

    We have a similar show here in South Africa, it's called the Rand Easter Show (Rand for Witwatersrand which basically another name for Johannesburg) BUTT mom & dad say you'd have to pay them to go 'cos it gets PACKED and neither of them like crowds.

    Have a wonderful Easter ladies!

    Licks & love,
    Wally & Sammy

  22. So I was wrong with my guess re: secret mission! I still think I was onto a good idea though. That show looks fun and my peeps said it reminded them of the Adelaide Royal Show but they don't go much because they don't do crowds well either. Glad she came home safe and sound!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  23. How fun! I've never liked our state fair - too much attention is centered around the money spending aspect and very little on the animals and events. I'd love to go to yours!


  24. Hey Gals...once again you have provided a great series of pictures as the Commissioners from Downunder!! What a beautiful Spring fair too. So many wonderful events. Our NC State Fair held for 2 Weeks in October.
    Lots of hugs and Happy Easter
    Madi your BFFF

  25. What a great thing to see. Why your Easter Show has a little bit of everything combined. That was a fun day.
    Hippity Hoppity Happity Easter to all of you.
    Sweet William The Scot

  26. What a wonderful day out for Mom. Lots to see.
    We saw them doing that wood chopping last year, brilliant stuff.
    Dog show too, excellent. Great photos.

  27. whoaaaa! looks like SHE had a really super fun balls day! me and asa and mama totally didn't know that australia had wild camels. that's neato!

    the booker man

    pee s -- holy bananas is asa ready to protect the garden! she's been lookin' longingly at our empty raised beds for the past couple weeks. i think springy is finally comin''s 66 today. for now asa's keepin' watch over our baby seedlings here in the house.

  28. What a fun day!!!! My assistant goes ga-ga over alpacas and camels, too !

    Your pal, Pip

  29. Wow, that really looks like fun. Too bad you couldn't go and cheer on the Scotties.

    We knew Oz had a rabbit problem, but we didn't know about the camels. Do you see them in your back yard?

  30. that looked amazing! What a big event, I bet it was marvellous! SHE must have had a great time!
    What did you get up to?
    Have a fabby easter!
    Pippa :)

  31. WOW!! That looked like a fun and exciting day!!!
    Very interesting!!

    Happy Easter!!
    Jazzi and Addi

  32. This is such grand fun ~~~ the entire Easter Show had a little or lot for everyone. The fellow chopping the tree has a wonky optical illusion view to it. Check it out!
    Would LOVE to go to this and just take it all in. I do know what you mean about crowds ~~~ not my favourite at all anymore!

    Happy Easter ~~~ great post today!


  33. What a great trip! SHE is a good photo tour guide!

  34. Thanks for taking us along! It is interesting to see what types of outdoor competitions there are and I was surprised to read that there is a huge feral camel population. So, do you ever see them when you are out and about?