More of Man’s Best Friend

Fabulous four: Jemima and Dot, and Kate with Squeak at Tom and Carly Marriott’s sheep and cropping business north-east of Barooga. Photo by Geoff Adams

Here’s a few more of the many and varied Man’s Best Friends that featured during 2021.

Flying high: Athletic Poppy and Nelly at Sarah and Brett Davidson’s Mt Major Murray Greys. Photo by Daneka Hill
Happy outcome: Dumped at the Wangaratta RSPCA, Rusty went on to find a loving home with Zelma Collier of Euroa. Photo by Isabelle Harris
Green paws: Volunteers and staff often bring their friendly pets along to the Euroa Arboretum. Here’s Indie, a Labrador, with executive officer Cath Olive. Photo by Rodney Braithwaite
Mixing it up: Maremma mum Roxy and one of her pups (dad is neighbouring red kelpie Boof) at Lauren and Lachlan Mathers’ free-range pork farm near Barham. Photo by Lauren Mathers
Pocket rocket: Jack Russell puppy Chester has big paws to fill. Before getting him, owner Dion Steers ran around with kelpies and heelers, but the cards are on Chester’s side — he’s the perfect size for the machinery worker. Photo by Megan Fisher
Constant company: Numurkah woman June Dixon can often be spotted around town on her brown horse — but that’s only a third of the picture. Back home Ruby and Digga bravely hold down the castle (and the carpet in front of the fireplace). Photo by Megan Fisher
Constant companion: Agricultural scientist Kate Burke from Echuca with Pat, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, checking out a crop. Photo by Geoff Adams