city boy meets his second dingo

dingo1K9-3Last year, I posted a comment about a very handsome dingo that Christopher and I met on our block. Dingo and humans took a long, leisurely look at one another before the dingo trotted into the tree line.  Since then we have frequently heard the evocative sounds of dingoes calling to one another at night, their high-pitched howls echoing through the forested valley.

Well, today we spent some time with a dingo of another kind – the famous mini-loader (manufactured in Dalby, I believe). I hired this one for the weekend to move a small mountain of mulch and repair some wheelchair access tracks damaged in the recent heavy rains.

Takes a little getting used to, but really surprisingly easy to operate. Doesn’t sound anywhere near as attractive as the 4 legged variety, but does certainly provide some muscle when needed.

Needless to say, Christopher has been in paradise today.

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~ by Garry on May 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “city boy meets his second dingo”

  1. gwl.

    By golly I hope that you are paying Supervisor Christopher the correct salary as demanded by the unions. Elsewise you might find him going on strike like the teachers, and, then where would you be. gw, it’s been a long way from the tellers cage to to the safety cage on the dingo eh!
    Well done.

    CC.

  2. I have to say that it was great fun to get through so much normally back breaking shovel work so quickly too, although there were a couple of hairy moments while getting used to the dynamics of the heaviest lifting machine I have ever operated.
    And it is precisely because I used to occupy a Teller’s cage that I laughed at one of the warning notices bolted onto the loader – “This machine must be washed before return or extra fee’s will apply”!!! hah!

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