Jarrah loves being a farm dog

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 1 December 2012 | 5 Comments


I thought that I would send you an update on Jarrah, who is doing well.


Jarrah took very little time to bond with me. Within an hour of getting home to our 100 acre property at Bullsbrook, he had reacquainted himself with TJ our Labrador, who he had met at the Dogs Home and was coming to me whenever I called him. The three of us then did a tour of the property in the ute meeting the cows and sheep and ending at the dam for a swim. He was already feeling at home. He then met our Cocker spaniel and the Cat. I am not sure Jarrah has ever had anything to do with Cats before, he still is willing to spend hours just staring at Crystal.

After 3 days it was off to Kalgoorlie. Jarrah handled the 6 hr drive well. He has fitted in at the workshop well, he is currently confined to the offices until he becomes a lot more familiar with the area. He is meeting all the employees and loves to greet everyone. In the afternoons we take a 7km walk home along a creek line, which he can go off lead for most of the way. After the rains a few weeks ago there are some waterholes which provide Jarrah with a chance to play in the water.

Whilst I had been in Perth picking Jarrah up, a cat with 4 kittens had moved into the yard of our Kalgoorlie house. When Jarrah investigated the situation the cat charged him. Fortunately Jarrah was quick to retreat. After an ad in the local paper the cat and kittens have been returned to their owner and Jarrah has his Kalgoorlie yard back. Squeaky toys are really his thing and he loves to play with his squeaky toy on the back lawn after dinner.

We have just returned from another weekend in Bullsbrook. Once again Jarrah had a great time travelling around the place in the ute with his Labrador mate TJ and getting the occasional swim in the dam. I tried him on a bit of sheep work, I think there is a bit to do there. He was a bit bemused when the ewe came up to him and sniffed his nose.

Jarrah is a real cuddly boy.


Andrew Smith

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  • Thank you for sharing your story Andrew, and for giving Jarrah such a wonderful wonderful life. He's finally found the family he was waiting for.

    Posted by Melanie, 27/12/2012 1:39am (6 years ago)

  • This sounds like the ideal life for a dog, and especially a kelpie. He deserves every bit of it. Thank you Andrew, for being a great guy, and for sharing his news.

    Posted by Linda Mort, 12/12/2012 11:29pm (6 years ago)

  • Jarrah has hit the bullseye when you adopted him. Wonderful to hear!

    Posted by Ali, 06/12/2012 10:33am (6 years ago)

  • Sounds like the ultimate life! Thanks for giving Jarrah a second chance at a life he truly deserves.

    Posted by Gpath, 05/12/2012 12:09pm (6 years ago)

  • what a woderful story, and what a lucky dog jarrah is,my sister lives in kalgoorlie i'll tell her to keep an eye out for him. thanks for adopting him

    Posted by dot weary (volunteer), 01/12/2012 8:50pm (6 years ago)

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