Sunday, December 28, 2008


Shin and I went to Australia for 9 days just before Christmas while Jazz and Dixie had their own little holiday at Dog Inc. The day we arrived we got the BBQ in my grandmother's back yard going and cooked up flathead fillets, steak and sausages. I miss being able to have barbies in the back yard!

The next day we headed out of Melbourne to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and the Yarra Valley Winery area. While at the sanctuary we saw various Australian animals and then sampled some good Australian wines on the way home.

While out and about we noticed a lot of other dogs and contantly thought of our Jazz and Dixie back in Japan. This beautiful dog was tied up outside a hairdresser and was very gentle.

We also headed out of Melbourne to the Hepburn Spa area famous for all its mineral spas. We stayed with my mum and grandma in a self contained apartment. We ate well while we were there!

We also tried our hands at fishing at a local trout farm where we caught trout that were later served to us at lunch.

We then travelled to Brisbane where we spent the last few days of our holiday. It was quite hot in Brisbane after Melbourne's very changeable weather. We had a great time although it all seemed to go by so quickly. However it was good to come home to Jazz and Dixie who were so glad to welcome us home.


Pippa said...

Oh that looks a great holiday. Super pix.

Pippa and Katherine

Noah the Airedale said...

So when are you moving back hee hee hee....just kidding.
At least the flight between Japan and Australia isn't too long. Hope you get to come and visit us soon. We'd love to catch up again.

Denise & Bryan
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Looks like you guys had a cool holiday, love the Aussie animal shots, we think it would be fun to meet (chase) a Kangaroo or Wallaby, woooo! That trout looks yummy too....great pictures, glad you had a good time and you're back home with your girls now :o)
Oh, and Mum didn't get a new camera from Santa, still using the phone!!
Slobbers xx

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip!
Sure you had a great time there!
Kisses and hugs

Kess And Her Mama said...

Like you, we always think of Kess when we see dogs on our travels. Australia is beautiful.

The Army of Four said...

GREAT pictures and it sounds like you AND the girls had fun! (you are so fortunate to have a loving, safe place for them to go!) Hey... that one guy at the wildlife sanctuary ... is that a dingo? He sort of looks like me, doesn't he? Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,

Girasol said...

I see you are having a great time in Australia.