Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Just got a SES call to join a search for a missing boy at Nambucca: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-03/search-for-boy-missing-on-nsw-mid-north-coast/4293836 tomorrow morning - have to be at Nambucca by 6am so leaving from Corindi at 5am. Time was changed for distant units so we left at 6:15 am but Riley was found just before we arrived at 7:30am. A good ending although would have been nice to practise our landsearch skills.
We went for a walk to the dam (~500m) as usual. Minnie enjoys wading but hadn't quite gone swimming before, I was waiting till I go swimming (35+, a nice spot and preferably a blue moon) before encouraging her to try. The dam flow way is covered in rough concrete, under cut on the bottom edge. Minnie fell in and swam to the nearest rock - under the concrete, and wasn't willing to swim out. At that moment a neighbour walked past - seemed a bit confused when I said I had to rescue my dog, since she wasn't visible. I had to take off my boots and wade in to reach her. She is enjoying chasing kangaroos (but I have to back her up for a big mob) and birds. I'm going to take her to obedience training at Grafton on Sunday.