Dad’s gone away. For some strange reason he wants to be on the top of this white covered thing called Mt Ruaphu with long things attached to his feet. The photos above are from one of dad’s trips there. He goes there as often as he can in winter.
Mt Ruaphu is one of New Zeland's active volcanos, and is beside Mt Ngauruhoe which is also active . Ruaphu has two ski fields on it, and last errupted briefly (for a whole seven minutes) in September 2007, but in 1996 the erruption looked like this as ash and rocks were spread across the mountain.
I've never been in snow but dad tells me it is nice, however I'm staying home where it is warm so I can get mum's full attention.
Before dad left we all went for a bush walk. It is winter here so there were lots of musty smells and puddles for me to explore. Do you think I will find any kiwis in the bush? What other dog smells can I find?
Mum decided to make a short video of me for my blog, as she says that my readers have only ever seen me looking flat and still like a cardboard cut out dog, but when I move my fur goes everyway and my ears flap. I was too busy sniffing to notice her filming (and I warn you that there really isn’t much to see in these 13 seconds) but now that mum has learnt how to do this YouTube thing maybe you will see more of me in action when I’m actually doing something!
I hope you all had a great weekend,