Living on a sheep farm for 55 years meant that
there was nearly always a new pup around
This Brandy and yours truly in early 1988.
Brandy earned himself the nickname of
‘Six Milllion Dollar Dog’ (after the television show),
because he would work anywhere and only for me.
And he could always be found sitting
on the back of my farm ute waiting patiently
until I was ready to find some work for him.
This was taken through our kitchen window.
Brandy is on the left.
The Master and the apprentice.
During middle age, Brandy had an eye infection.
Darkened quarters, no scratching (the eye)
and two or three times a day ointment had to be applied.
During this six to eight weeks,
Brandy was renamed ‘Buckethead’
During his thirteen years Brandy only ever sired one litter
of pups and he died suddenly a week or two
after they were born.
Ginger was one of these pups.
Ginger never had to work as hard as Brandy.
However, she was as loyal as Brandy and
accompanied me all the time.
Ginger even grew to enjoy a visit to McDonalds
where she enjoyed a junior burger.