Sassafras is a major tourist town in the Blue Dandenong Ranges. It’s only about a 10 minute drive from our house but we usually avoid the area on Weekends as it gets a bit hectic.
It was very windy, cold and it was raining so we thought we would take the dogs for a [slightly]
undercover walk and get a good cup of coffee.
To our surprise there were people everywhere.
Melbourne people are obviously not put off by a bit of weather.
The photo at the top shows Honey waiting for a treat. She’s very patient and she plays the ‘cafe dog role’ very well.
The second photo shows Zed tucked under the table as all the comings and goings got a bit much for him and he told a few people off for getting too close. You can see him looking at me because he got a treat every time he did not bark when someone walked by. He figured it out very quickly and got himself a lot of treats!
Even though it was only a 10 minute trip to get here, Zed generally won’t do a poo until we go for a walk so there was a lot of squealing coming from the back seat as he attempted to ‘keep it in’.
Fortunately we had a heap of pooper bags as Zed likes to have three goes at it before he is finished! Annoying but cute.
They look extra fluffy in these shots and they laugh at cold weather as their coats are very thick. Yesterday they had most of it shaved off because it starts to get knots in it if we let it grow too long. The dog groomer lady is excellent and she takes her time so as not to stress them too much [she gets along well with Zed and she gives him plenty of breaks]. They have to wear jumpers for about a week to 10 days until their coats get long enough to keep them warm at night. After a grooming session we are want to find a dog or two under the doona when we wake up!
We live in a temperate rainforest so there are plenty of ‘two dog nights’ in the Winter.