Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dingo puppies.

After getting a quote for $5000 to build an enclosure for the dingo we hope to be getting, we were in shock for a day or so, and shelved the idea of even getting one. But some of our new friends in the Dingo Care Network have offered to form a working bee and come around here to help build an enclosure - for MUCH less than $5000! So we decided to have a look at some puppies which have just been born a week ago.

On Sunday we travelled to Violet Town, which is about two and half hours drive from our place. The president of D.C.N. lives near there and at the moment they have 32 dingoes on their property. We arrived about 10 am and stayed until after 3 pm. We all had such a great time, we never even stopped for lunch! G. and R. just love showing their dingoes to visitors, but refuse to sell a puppy to someone until they are sure their pup is going to a good home. I guess we passed the test! R. spoke to Ken on the phone last night and said he and G. had discussed it and decided they would be happy to sell us one of their pups.

These are the regular ginger coloured Dingo that most people are familiar with.

But did you know there are also black and tan dingoes?

On a large property, an electric fence is a good way to keep the dingoes from trying to escape. One zapp is all it takes for them to avoid jumping a fence again!

Priceless little baby. He will be a black and tan.
This one will be ginger.


Blogger Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I didn't know that dingos could be domesticated. Do they make good pets? Or is it more of a conservation effort? The little puppies are too cute!!
Patricia :o)

Thursday, 27 August, 2009  
Blogger Finding My Way said...

Awe too cute. Perfect midweek 'warm fuzzy' :) I didn't know there was such a variety.

Thursday, 27 August, 2009  
Blogger Linens and Royals said...

How exciting, do you know the colour and sex of the one you are getting?

Thursday, 27 August, 2009  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Dingoes make great pets, Patricia. They are by nature timid animals, and once they are neutered, they become very affectionate toward their owners. But it is also a 'conservation effort' as the purebred dingoes are becoming rare, due to the dogs in the wild mating with domestic dogs that have turned feral in the wild. So our Network is encouraging people to keep a purebred as a pet, thus ensuring the safety of them.
Sylvia, we hope to be getting a ginger male dingo.

Friday, 28 August, 2009  

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