‘A dog is the only thing on earth…………’

November 16, 2013 by Karen

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

― Josh Billings

 

We got lots of love from an 11 month old puppy when we did two stints of house sitting in Richmond looking after Otto.

He might look like an angel but if left alone for too long Otto behaved like a devil!

 

We loved being in Richmond and exploring a new part of Melbourne. I enjoyed this sign on a fence in our new street.
It was fun discovering the market held every Saturday morning despite the fact it had been there 40 years!
The 'Tree of Us' on Church Street became our favourite coffee shop….
…And burger joint. They do $2 beers with any burger on a Thursday night and we found ourself there a few times!
Nick took on the Stelios….named after the guy who ate three of them and then had to take a week off work!
We celebrated the Melbourne Cup long weekend with a trip to the Moonee valley Friday night races. It has had a bit of a make over since the last time we were there. No more white plastic chairs! I taught an ex student of mine all about probability and statistics much to her father's delight!
Melbourne cup day was a cracker and we had Nick's family over to celebrate his mum's birthday.
We found John's racing hats hanging on the coat rack and could not resist putting them on to watch the race.
Otto enjoyed the company but was worn out by the end of the day!
Look who is now playing for Richmond!
A new Richmond Icon
We loved Otto and all the love he gave us and felt sad saying goodbye to our gorgeous little man. On the flip side it will be lovely to be able to walk around the house without having our toes licked!

Thank you John and Gerry for contacting us through Aussie house sitters!

 

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