Anne Marie's Australian Adventure

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Airedales we have met

Posted by Anne Marie Serrano on April 17, 2008

Our friend Ann Graham in Wichita, an Airedale human companion, told me about a couple in Australia who wrote a book about Airedales, Sue Forrester and Bill Molyneux – “Emma’s Journey” (www.emmasjourney.com). I emailed Sue before we left Kansas and she wrote back with lots of information about caring for dogs in the Australian environment and things to watch out for like snakes and such. Since we’ve arrived Sue has been a wealth of information. She has gotten us in contact with an Airedale club – people all over Australia who are companions and rescue families ( Cooper is a rescue dog – for those of you who don’t know our story about Cooper I’ll write as seperate entry in a couple of days).

One of our first mornings in Canberra we met Jag and his human – didn’t get his name- on their morning walk. I wish I had taken a picture because he was a beautiful guy- Jag, not his human. When Sue heard we were going to the Blue Mountains she emailed suggesting we visit Bryan and Denise Keith who own a B&B The Broomelea (www.broomelea.com.au) in Leura – a small town in the Blue Mountain area. They have four Airedales – one who was recently rescued. We headed to Leura for a visit. Bryan was at the B&B but Denise was at work. He was so gracious and we had a delightful visit with he and his ‘dales.  

We spent quite a bit of time with him mostly talking about our dogs, the differences in our countries and fun things to see and do in the area. Bryan suggested we take the hike down the canyon at Wentforth Falls. After our trek down to the Wentworth Falls (coming soon our at this location –  Wentforth Falls Adventure). We had a lovely dinner at a wonderful Indian restaurant before heading back to our B&B. Next time we will stay at Bryan & Denise’s place since they have a separate cottage that will allow dogs – Airedales only -I think!! 

I will add Fergus’ Observations II about our drive and his impressions of the Blue Mountains as soon as I can find it on the computer.

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