My First Walk in Perth, Western Australia

 

Just a short blog showing a few pictures of my first walk down to Perth’s Swan River which turns out to be 10 minutes (well for my lazy Humans that is, really a couple of minutes trot) from my new home.

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See I haven’t lost any of me ball catching skills eh… Just as sharp as ever!

 

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I’m settling in well now although the heat still gets to me but nothing a splash in the river can’t cure… I have had a bit of an upset tummy and a cough that seems to be fading now, much to my anxious Humans relief.

No sign of any nasty critters (I’m keeping a beady eye out for those moving stick things). The local bird life make some crazy noises like nothing you have heard. More screeches than the forest bird songs of Germany.

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Ralph Released

Hi I’m out! Safely in Perth Western Australia and reunited with my Human Family.

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Trundled out at Perth airport, different crate than the one I departed Germany in, long story. My ten days in Melbourne Quarantine were fabulous, if I had a hat I would take it off to them. They treated me like a VIP which was so cool. Loads of fun ball catching and meeting other dogs, over 50 dogs there from all over the world.

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Perth Airport is a tad hot though…

 

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Ahhh… in the air-conditioned car and on my way to my new home.

 

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This is it, a new life behind these doors eh?

More blogging soon but our internet has not yet been installed so it’s a bit hit and miss  stealing Boss-Human’s mobile internet connection…

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Safe arrival of Ralph [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: “PEQservices”
Date: 13/01/2016 12:53 PM
Subject: Safe arrival of Ralph [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
To:
Cc:

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that Ralph arrived safely into quarantine this morning at the Mickleham post entry quarantine facility and travelled well.

We will only contact you throughout the quarantine period if there are any issues or concerns with your animal or the import documentation, therefore no news is good news.

Kind Regards,
Biosecurity Officer   |   PEQ Service Delivery   |   Service Delivery

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

135 Donnybrook Road, Mickleham VIC 3064 Australia

PO Box 1006 Tullamarine VIC 3043

Web: www.agriculture.gov.au

New PEQ Faclity: https://postentryquarantine.govspace.gov.au/

 

Ralph Has Left The Country

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Oh crap! This doesn’t look good. I thought it would be a little more salubrious. This is like some warehouse for machine parts…

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OK, it was me who ate the last Krabin Chip, not Curly-Human, I come clean sorry, now get me out of here! Where are they taking me, this doesn’t look like travel to Australia? Come rescue me quick…

 

Marching Orders

Well I’m back from the Government Vet and I have my Marching Orders. All documentation now complete, no going back. Off to the airport on Sunday, Australia calling.

I had what is probably my last run in my forest this afternoon. I’m really going to miss this place, this Germany.

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Holiday Is Over

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Well if you have noticed me countdown you will know there are not many days before I’m out of here… Some of my Humans the day after me although poor Grumpy-Human has to stay around for the move day.

I am trying to keep my head down as there is a lot going on around me. Already the Christmas decorations have gone. The tree is turfed out onto the patio. Last leftovers scoffed by me…

There have been strange visitors too. They keep stealing various pieces of furniture when they leave while I try and bark fiercely at them, my reward is the usual stuffed into the basement. I just don’t get it… Well perhaps I do this time, I know we are leaving for Australia and the moving company is coming soon so I guess my Humans are ditching stuff they don’t want to transport all that way. Its getting a bit traumatic for me but it could be worse…

Some Syrian refugee families have been housed by the German government not too far away from us and they have almost nothing. It’s so sad, I wish I could wave a magic paw and fix it for them, this Human world is pretty mixed up I have to say.

My Humans have so much stuff especially clothes and toys the wee-Humans grew out of long ago so they have passed these along to the Syrians. That will cheer em up a bit. Also much of our furniture that really doesn’t need to be transported to the other side of the planet is going to them too.

balls01I wish they had a dog, I would give them some of my ball collection no problem.

 

Vet4-00   As I said, my own countdown is running. This week its back to the local Vet for various last minute jabs with that bloody cold sharp needle thing. Next a trip to the Official Government Vet in Frankfurt is needed to certify the local Vets work was completed and results are good. The day after that I’m bundled off to the airport with me crate for an overnight stay and on to a plane for an early morning departure and 7 hour flight to Dubai. Another overnight stay then back onto another plane this time 15 hours in the cargo hold bound for Melbourne, Australia. Yep no First Class trip for me mate… You Humans you tricked me…

My Humans say I have the biggest bladder in the world but this time that might be a stretch… They will even install incontinence pads under my bed in the flight crate for pity’s sake…

But even after this, it’s not over for me.

aumv-002    Not quite sure what a Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources has to do with dogs but I guess I will find out… You see I then have to stay in quarantine in Melbourne for at least 10 days while my Humans have to wait for me in Perth which is yet another 5 hours on a plane away from Melbourne.

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Quick picture from the internet of the dog area, this dog looks happy enough and it does look spacious, I hope they have a comfy bed and a few balls mind you.

You thought the picture of me being let out of the car after a couple of hours on an English Channel ferry were grim… ukt1

…wait to you see me after this ordeal! I wonder where me Humans private jet is when you want it eh?

This Perth, Western Australia place better be bloody worth it I can tell you!

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This is apparently a beach on Perth’s Indian Ocean coast. Ok maybe it will all be worth it after all!

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The Christmas Fox

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Guys this would be my stocking then… Open it, open it!

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What is this? Its not round, its a bit weird, perhaps this one is for you Curly?

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Ah, I get it… You eat it… Nope tastes horrible…

Perhaps it can run… I’ll keep me beady eye on it then. Nope, nothing happening…

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Ok, its dead… Next prezzy please…

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Now Curly, that looks like mine, just saying…

 

Hope you all had a terrific Christmas and Happy New year!

R

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