Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Aussie Summer

I can run fast, even though it's 40 degrees celcius in Sydney on Christmas Day. Wot's 40 degrees C in 'real' language...well, my dad says it's almost 100F...don't know what that all means, but it sounds very clever, doesn't it?

This is my new family's family (howzat for a description)...on Christmas Day in Sydney. My Auntie Sue is on the left (she's my dad's cousin) and that's her daughter and grandsons and my dad in the crazy striped shirt. Can't help but comment on the difference in the weather in photos I've just seen from my other new mum showed me where the northern hemisphere is...she says it's a long, long way away. Perhaps I wouldn't be very good in the snow. Perhaps I'm really a warm-weather dog, although I do own a Drizabone (that's an Aussie-drover-kind-of-coat, cut down to my size)!

This is me and my dad outside Auntie Sue's house in Sydney on Christmas Day. Cousin Jett (remember him with the one eye who was in the Lake Lyell photos with me) and you can just see our caravan and Nissan 4wd across the road. We're ready to go home after spending five days with Auntie Sue and Uncle Harry.

Waddya call my Cousin Jett's mother's daughter's son? Well, that's him trying to fight me for the chair. His name is Ben and he's 2 yrs. I'm older so I get the chair, I told him.

Friday, January 9, 2009

My Life as a Harries - am I havin' fun yet?

We went to Lake Lyell for a weekend. It's only an hour's drive west of our home in the Blue Mountains (maybe 2 hours west of Sydney) and we met with other friends there who also have caravans. My cousin, Jett, was staying with us for the weekend, so he came along as well. He's very old and has an eye missing, but he's quite handsome when you get to know him - that's him with the checked coat on, sitting with my mum, while I was trying to get her to get up and play with me instead.

Here's me with my Uncle Adrian. He's the one who made mum go and get me from the adoption place. My full name is Colin Adrian Harries - and Uncle Adrian doesn't even mind if I put white fur on his black shirt when I sit on his lap. Do ya think it's significant that most of my time is spent sitting on people's laps...or on the seat next to ya think they luv me?!

I didn't know how much responsibility I would have - looking after my dad all the time when he has to have a nap.

This is our caravan site at Shell Harbour van park. Mum and dad don't really trust me yet - they think I might try to get out to go back to the adoption place (NOT A CHANCE), so they designed a collapsible fence to take with us. Here's me and my mate, Dawson, whose mum and dad also have a caravan and often travel with us. Dawsie isn't really too keen on me, but the parents put us together to play and hope we'll learn to love each other (I luv him though, because I luv EVERYBODY). Perhaps Dawsie doesn't like me much because his mum does - that's her with me in our caravan.

I went on my first holiday in our big caravan and we walked on Shell Harbour beach (about an hour's drive south of Sydney). It's going to be such fun when we are really on our way around Australia - and I am going to have such a suntan!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Who said I look gay?

My mum is still playing with my blog (that sounds a bit rude, doesn't it?). She insists on putting this Christmas photo of me so you can all laugh...I feel like a goose, but what can a guy do?

I have to try stuff

I want to see if I can do this without any help (it's easy when someone is sitting beside you, telling you where to put your paws). It is so very hot today, at home in Wentworth Falls, and I've had to stand in my water bowl. More later, 'cos if this doesn't work I'd better know about it!! I want to show you a photo, but also have to work out how to do that too.

Woops! that wasn't a very flattering photo, was it...I'll find something that makes me look more handsome.

My new ride

Remember I said I was going travelling all around Australia with my mum and dad? Well...they want to take their pushbikes but don't want to leave me while they're out riding -- so, their very creative fix for that was to buy me a trailer. I think I'm going to love it!! And we can have picnics because they can load the lunch into my trailer and I won't mind.

My Very First Post

Hi I'm Colin Harries. I'm a 5 year old Fox Terrier and I've only been with my mum & dad for 3 months. They adopted me from Katoomba RSPCA after their previous boy, Jack Harries crossed the rainbow bridge in December 2007.

The vet said you have gone to heaven Colin you just didn't have to cross the rainbow bridge to get there. I have to agree with him.
Here I am with my dad JH.