Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hollingday in the White Stuffs - SNOW - Pawt 2

Hiya all - I'm so excited to show you the next Pawt of my Hollingday! I'm also very grateful to you who are enjoying the pictures and are leaving me lovely comments. You really are good furiends!!

OK - on with the SHOW! After leaving Mount Hotham we drove another 10kms and turned into "our" village of Dinner Plain. Mum had to check into our Chalet from the village office and get me registered into the "Alpine Shire" so I was allowed out the car! BOL! Big rules around here my furiends. My registration included me wearing a little long green tag on my collar at all times. You'll see it later.

All the buildings and chalets here in Dinner Plain are built in strict accordance with council requirements, including the materials used, colour, style etc. We think they did a great job.

Here is our Chalet. See the little number 4 at the door upstairs? That's our door. The staircase that runs down to the left of the number 4 is ours .... and that was a non-negotiable for me. I refused to go up or down those skeery stairs. They were peep/snow/ice friendly - but not little paw friendly - my paws would have slipped through the grate holes - so I got carried like a princess in and out.

 You step into a little tiled "drying room" first(under floor heating)  - where you can take off your boots/jackets/scarves/hats .... then you step into our lounge/dining/kitchen. 

Here I am scoping out the lounge.

Straight line kitchen and a staircase to the second bedroom upstairs.  We didn't need to use that bedroom. Plus the steps were very steep and skeery - so I was relieved I didn't have to use them!!

Leading off the entry/drying room was the Baffroom...

And the third door off the drying room was our Bedroom.

This is the view from the lounge window.

This is the view from our side balcony.

And this we see from the kitchen window. See the little mini chalet in the middle of the photo?? I was worried that the dawgs get put in there!! Especially the naughty ones!!  But - PHEW - they are actually the chalet BINS ... another good idea by the Alpine Council - they look HEAPS nicer than those big ol' plastic wheelie bins ... don't ya reckon??

Don't I look unhappy????!! I was TORN between having to look at those SKEERY stairs, wearing BOOTS and COAT and FINALLY being ALLOWED to go out into the WHITE stuffs!!! HERE WE GO!!!!

This is my first CLOSE UP sniffs of the Snows. Interesting!

After a little walk around the place we found the edge of the village and found the walking track. There were other peeps with their dawgs here!

Here I am meeting fellow snow dawgs and getting used to the feeling/sights/smells of this place.

Here's my first real run-about - getting my snow paws worked out!!

Woooo - Hooooo - when you don't get your paws sinking too deep - you can still runs on this stuff!

Here I am JUMPING for joy. This is  G-R-E-A-T  FUNS !!!!

Mum taking a scenery shot for you .... but my snow prints are dotted all over the white stuffs in the foreground!

Mum also found a ROBIN to photograph.

And took a photo of a SNOWMAN ..... (look away Frankie) but notice that half the head had melted.... he he 

And me goin' off for more explorations. See that balcony??? There was a nice family up there drinking coffee. They were SO IMPRESSED at me in my boots they almost fell off their CHAIRS.

OOooooo this is the YELLOW SNOW than my good furiend in OHIO said that I SHOULD NOT EAT!! Thanks for the tip Frankie, but it did smell more that the white stuffs!

See that yellow PATCH behind me???? I MADE that ...... he he !!

If you look closely you will see the name of this Chalet above the door. "BUCKLEYS" ... mum thought that was cool. She said "OR NONE" should be the Chalet next door ... but she was wrong.

I gotta say my furiends, I am rocking my boots and I loves sniffing this white stuffs!

A few of you have mentioned the "snow chains" issue. All cars in the alpine region during certain months MUST carry them in all cars. If the mountain road is icy - the road signs will direct where you turn off and fit chains to continue. They must be diamond pattern like these. These were on our neighbours car because they came up a couple days before us when the conditions were much worse than we had. Dad dad was very much happy that we had clear roads when we came up.

Mum LOVES this photo. See my Alpine Registration Tag??? The little green long one. Along with my special number - It's even got a little snowflake design on it!

This is me going over our driveway hill (you will hear more about this hill later) to get back home to our Chalet after my first run-about. 

Hot drinks all round - and a drink and snack for me. Counting the hours before dinner and waiting to see what happens next.

Isn't it WILD seeing a little AUSSIE DAWG like ME in the SNOWS???!! 

I am so happy!

Join me in PAWT 3 !

See ya!


  1. We're happy you're wearing hot pink, 'cause we think you might have just blended in with the scenery and got lost! We didn't know there were so many restrictions about dogs. Puts paid to any plans we have to travel there.

    Looks like a great place to stay......will the pawrents be hitting the slopes with their snowboards?

    1. Oh and we think any name with Dinner in it has to be good.

  2. Phew we though it was a dog house so glad we find out it is for the bins. Looking all nice and warm in your lovely pink coat and boots. Ha ha that snowfreak is going to give Frankie nightsquirrels. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. you were rocking the whole snow boots and coat and we must say you do look adorable in pink. It sure didn't take you long to figure out how much fun snow is and look at you running around - did you do snow zoomies? Mom was a bit sad to read how 'regulated' the whole place is - all those rules seem so so unaussie to her......more american like which is not a good thing. can't wait to see more of your adventures.

  4. That is soooo beautiful there! We would not like all those stairs either. We get carried up and down the stairs at our house. So glad you are having a great time playing in that snow. Brrrrrrr.... Makes us cold just looking at it.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. Looks like you are having a great time in the snow Rubie.
    Can't wait to see more of your holiday.

    xo Cinnamon

  6. omd OMD RUBIE Thanks fur the WARNING about the Snow FREAK... and we are GLAD that you remembered OUR warning about the YELLOW SNOW..
    GIRRRRRL your CHALET is BEAUTIFUL and we LOVE the name of the Place...
    You mastered the SNOW ZOOMIES Instantly. You are a NATURAL. WOW !
    We love LOVE LOVE this post.. except fur the Snow Freak... which we did NOT look at. Can't WAIT to see MORE.

  7. OMD, you look like you're having so much fun! That picture of you jumping for you is just PAWESOME! Cinderella loves your bright pink coat too.

  8. Oh my is that a gorgeous place. You even made lemon ice
    Lily & Edward

  9. Oh wow, Rubie!! You really made it! Love the place you stayed. So beautiful! Your pink coat and boots look good on you. Can't wait to read the part 3!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  10. Wow, Rubie,what a beautiful place! OMD you have snow and snowfreaks and a beautiful outfit for snow zoomies. You look gorgeous in pink. BOL to that yellow snow!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  11. Super exciting trip Rubie. I too hate those see through stairs - thank goodness you had servants willing to carry you up! And the chalet looks very nice and cosy inside and out.
    Toodle pip!
    PS Gail says the robin is very pretty.

  12. Rubie this is your BEST holiday yet, even better than the PKW and you know how much I love to see your advantures in there! Your village looks absolutely gorgeous, picturesque, like something out of a movie like The Grinch or some wonderful Alpine movie with a Yeti, have you heard of Yetis Rubie? They are white snow monsters, most are friendly but some can be moody and mean so keep a watchful eye open! Your little lodge looks great, really nice inside, the scenery and views are just lovely, all that snow, that bin is a great idea, it totally matches the houses and the houses are pretty too all matching, but it all does sound a bit strict there, lots of rules, especially the one about getting yourself registered, what was that all about? You need to tell me more about what you and your Momma had to do there, you do look pawsome in your green tag though! I'm super impressed that you have gone from an Ozzy dog to a snow dog so effortlessly, you really do look right at home in that white stuffs, you really umm.. made your mark! BOL! You look adorable in your coat and matching booties all warm and snuggling and how happy you look exploring and doing some crazy snow zoomies! You literally are leaping in the snows with joy! You look great! Did you have a warm drink after all that running and playing in the snow? Mum gives me milk made with warm water on cold days, I love it! I see you found a furiend to play with too, I was worried it was a little furry yeti but it wasn't phew! Can't wait for more photos and to hear more about this amazing snow adventure! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX
    Pees, Frankie and HIS Ernie would hate that snow freak!

  13. Looks like ya had a lotta fun playin in da snow!

  14. Wow what a paw some place! It is beautiful and pawfect for an impawtent pup like you. I totally understand the stair thing. I would have been carried also. Bravo for leaving peemail in the snow, you left your mark. I can't wait for part 3.

    Love Sasha

  15. You are sooo cute in your boots!! I bet they make nice big tracks and are nice and warm too! Dry and warm footies are important- especially when you are in that white stuff!
    Oh I see Frosty the snowman!
    Thank you for the reminder about the yellow snow!

  16. Howdy Rubie. Oh My Dawg. An Aussie dog in the snow?? We didn't even know they allowed dogs in their chalets. How wonderful!! It all looks so beautiful. We loved all your photos especially you with your little pink coat and boots :-) So glad your holiday is fabulous. Lucky you'd heard about the yellow snow stuffs and not to eat it! Take care little mate.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. What a nice holiday. Love your snow outfit and footwear. Your chalet is very lovely and cozy too. Have fun, Rubie!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie


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