We had a wonderful time on the farm with Steve having to put up with me plodding around behind him and Anne-Marie showed utmost kindness as we progressively ate her out of house and home over the 7 days. Wonderful hosts that made not only Donna and I welcome but gave the dogs the free run of the farm.
The dogs realised that the Chooks were a source of sustenance and by being patient and following them closely they would lay the golden POO. Rose would use the waste for perfume as well as sustenance. Mac however devoured all that came his way.
Hunting was on the cards and they got to watch the farm dogs trying to run down a hare and they made every effort to terrorise a poor hedgehog.
By the last days both dogs were totally adept to riding on the quad bike and rode all over the farm on the front seat of the Mule. Rose even left me as we walked home and followed Steve on the quad. I do believe the dogs have a found their second forever home and Steve and Anne-Marie I believe would be more than accommodating.
Packed up last night to get an early start this morning and we had a BUGGER moment when we found the rain during the week had made the ground to wet to get up the slope. The photos tell the rest.
The old saying about the right tool for the job comes to mind. Another first for Dogonit – no damage.
On the road again, Dog food, booze, water and back to the NZMCA camp at Napier to plan our trip back to Auckland. The route and the timing will be a surprise to all even us but the direction north has been set.