Hi my name is Milly and I was born
on the first of February 1999. I was born in Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal
community west of Alice Springs. my mother was a really nice natured Blue heeler
and very smart and I inherited her qualities except I'm not very Blue...I'm
pretty much the same colour as every other Camp dog in Hermannsburg so everyone
tells me my Dad was a camp dog. My owner Nick says I'm a "Heeler
Cross" and that's what he told the council when he registered me, but in my
bones I know I'm just plain old camp dog through and through. I had 5 sisters in
the same litter and Nick had the first choice and was very lucky to have him
pick me. Even though he has been a bit anal about my obedience training when I
was younger he has been pretty good to me really. Mind you I still don't know
why he gets so upset when I snatch food out of peoples hands and off their
plates if I get the chance. If I could talk his language I would tell him that
its in my Camp dog genes and I cant help myself...
I'm pretty lucky for a campdog. I don't think any of my sisters have been able to travel as much as me. I really like it when we go in the car and one of my favourite things is barking at cattle, other dogs, people, other cars, anything everything and nothing really...... When we are in a ute the best thing is when I see a japanese person on a bicycle ahead. I wait until the very last second and then bark really loudly just as we reach them. They frighten easily and wobble all over the place when I do that. Nick pretends to be outraged and tells me to "shut up!" but secretly I think he finds it quite funny so I keep doing it...
Below are a few photos of my life so far (click on the thumbnails to see a bigger picture)
Nick reckons I was pretty cute
when I was a pup (and I agree with him) My body was almost pure white but after
about 6 months I started getting all my red spots...
Last Christmas (2003) Nick took me
to Numbulwar and forgot to bring my elves hat and I had to make do with a crappy
paper hat you get out of a bon bon and it didn't fit very well:
Me and Nick this picture taken in 1999