The Diamond Creek Dogs

Social Distancing . . .
Diamond Creek Doggie Style

Where there’s a shortage of PPE
( Puppy Play Equipment 🐢 )

The Proud Dad … Prince Harry
A successful interracial marriage

So we adopted Oki πŸ–€

who loves to eat,


. . . and watch TV
consequently, Oki grew very quickly!

Unlike a certain puppy
known as Skye with Diamonds πŸ’Ž

Here dogs come in all shapes

. . . and sizes

Skye is a bit of a long haired hippy

So we took her to the beauty parlour

filling Oki with envy

of those with lovely long locks

Around Diamond Creek there are plenty

Anyway … Oki keeps herself busy

as a part time cattle dog

and an out gunned sheep dog
(rescued friends here to eat grass)

who found love at first bite

How could she resist?

Love is a wet lick to the lips πŸ‘… 😎

David & Linda Redpath Β© 2021

Giraffe & Camel Artwork:
Courtesy of Multiple Michael Β© 2021

142 thoughts on “The Diamond Creek Dogs”

      1. We adopted a dog from a shelter, he was returned 4 times because he didn’t show immediate affection. He was very mistreated by whoever originally had him. Loud noises terrified him, cars or trucks frightened him when we’d walk him, he was afraid to eat in front of anyone, we fed him in a room by himself. It took 6 months for him to come around. He doesn’t know how to play with toys, no matter how many times we’ve tried. He now wants to chase the UPS truck and motorcycles when we walk him lol. I’d just like to beat the crap out of the person who abused him so badly. He’s such a good boy. We love our dogs and 2 cats Sid (from the shelter) and Finn was a 10 week old kitten when we found him. They give so much love and joy.

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      2. A very happy ever after story, Elle.
        Some humans have absolutely no
        humanity. I’ve come to some kind
        of conclusion that the way we’ve
        treated animals, the defenceless,
        the helpless, and the innocent,
        during our brief lifespan is part
        of an acid soul test … and a much
        bigger plan πŸ€”

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      1. Thank you for your kind condolences, David! They mean so much to me! Our Fur Baby was a part of the family and we will always hold the joy and memories she brought us in our hearts!!
        This was a really great post. I can’t tell you how it means to me to have you post that song by Tom T. Hall in your comment. I love it and it is especially meaningful now! We are working through it a day at a time!
        Thank You, My Friend!!

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      2. I trust that The Rainbow Bridge
        does exist, Chuck …. for dogs
        and for cats 🐢🐱 Perhaps even
        a Rainbow Royal Racecourse for
        every loyal horse, of course 😎


  1. Squeeeeeeeaaaaallll πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° looooooove this πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€ŸπŸ€ŸπŸ€Ÿ keep up the amazing work! We just experienced our first pet rescue the other day and our hearts and family have never been Fuller!

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      1. Well you nailed that song giggle giggle thank you so much for taking the time to teach me how to see and find the video I could not be more grateful every moment of every day every night in every way I love living and I love loving and I love sharing that and having family to share love with 😍🀩πŸ₯°

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      1. Especially when the moon if full πŸŒ•

        All my friends
        are well bred canines
        immaculately groomed
        yet sadly rather tame
        As for poets from good homes
        I know they exist . . . but honestly
        I just can’t remember their names
        Poetry from a chain gang
        is what it takes to break rocks
        To capture insanity
        in a sparkling picture frame
        Like Mick Jagger dancing
        in his space cotton socks

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      2. After sticking my hand
        in the pocket of chance
        I can see there’s a plan
        covering the madness
        of every circumstance
        the hectic and the poetic
        the tranquil and the manic
        so I’m busy with the task
        of walking on sunshine
        tripping over carbon
        and drowning in plastic
        as I’m now pandemically positive
        that true love is the vaccine
        and like a needle in a haystack
        . . . I need a hit

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    1. Thanks Sarah.
      October is usually a wonderful
      time in Australia, when the days
      get warmer and longer β˜€οΈ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
      I’m hoping we’ll be out of lock
      down πŸ”’ by Christmas time πŸŽ„πŸ˜Ž

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  2. Hola amigo Mr. Redpath!!! What a super-duper-fun post! It made me smile and giggle big time. Such adorable and enjoyable photos, artwork (Kudos to Michel, too) and lines. Loved it.
    Thank you mucho mucho:) Also, lol lol: Just celebrated my dog Lucky’s second birthday
    yesterday, with… a performance of “Ain’t nothing but a hounddog” by good old icon Elvis. Smiles re your previous comment. Como estas? Abrazotes desde Andalucia πŸ’šπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. A howling Happy Birthday, Lucky πŸŽ‚
      Lucky by name and lucky by nature
      to someone like Gypsy as a mother.
      Somehow the love of a dog, and of
      God, go hand in paw together πŸΆπŸ˜‡
      He estado encerrado loco, muchos
      gracias 😎 Abrazos de australia ❀️

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      1. Aww muchas gracias, que amable de tu parte!
        Thank you for the cheer my dear! Me encantaπŸ˜‡ Lucky barks in appreciation and joy! πŸ™‚
        I could not agree more
        that dog’s love is God’s love
        sent from heaven above
        dog spelled backwards is God
        or so I was told 😎
        Sorry to hear about another lockdown
        situation, a temporary life station
        that could never cage in your mighty
        soul – creative expression is the best goal:)
        Big abrazos your way ❀️

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      2. “Hate put me in prison.
        Love’s gonna bust me out.”

        ~ Hurricane Rubin Carter

        Victoria’s World Heavy Weight
        Championship lock down finally
        comes to an end this Thursday.
        Living in the countryside, with
        plenty to do, I can’t complain,
        but thanks for your very kind
        thoughts, Gypsy πŸ’›
        Have a stein or two at a Bavarian
        Beer fest for me 🍻 Or even better,
        go totally crazy shopping for
        treasure at an iberian rambla πŸ›οΈ 😎

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      3. 😎 grazie tanto mon ami
        i am so glad you will soon be free
        as free as the eagles in the sky
        that often wonder why why why
        are the earthlings just creating such a mess
        despite all the beauty they possess
        maybe possessing is the problem after all
        why isnt everyone just kind to the world and having a ball?
        let me know what you and the eagles discuss
        i ll leave you to it, thusπŸ’š
        enjoy the flight in magical Down Under
        and let your voice be heard like gentle thunder ⚑

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      4. Way up in the sky
        upon the wings of an eagle
        there’s an endless high
        beyond life’s daily struggle
        To see the wonder of creation
        from an atmosphere
        without fear
        in true freedom
        without wall or border
        without war and disorder
        Through the eye of the storm
        tribe against tribe
        nation against nation
        hell bent on destruction
        Life is a journey
        Upon the wings of an eagle
        through the eye of a needle
        I can see the destination
        in the beauty of creation
        God’s beckoning reflection
        To be a rock and not to roll
        To be a seed planted
        growing and blooming
        in the holy soil of Eden’s garden

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    1. Thank you, Miriam.
      There is a Diamond Creek north
      of Melbourne, near Hurstbridge,
      but this Diamond Creek flows
      through my imagination. As to
      which creek is more polluted, I
      guess thats a matter of opinion 😎

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      1. That’s a good question, Miriam
        (I passed an online test, so I know
        for sure that I’m not a Russian bot).
        Originally from Long Island, NYC,
        but very grateful to be an Aussie 😎


  3. What a beautiful post David. You never disappoint. What beautiful babies you have. Lovely photographs. You are looking great. Linda took some sweet pictures of her man. Sending love to you both and all the loving and giving animals. πŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ€—

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      1. Well you look amazing (not flirting either I am more than spoken for) just stating the truth. She is lovely as well and just proud of the man she loves. That is a great thing. πŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸΆπŸ•πŸ©πŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸˆβ€β¬›πŸˆ Give Linda my love. ❀️Joni

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      2. From across vast oceans 🌊
        the Pacific and Atlantic 🏝️ you
        can flirt with me any time you like⌚
        Joni … just as long as it’s poetic 😎
        Linda really doesn’t mind, as our
        bond is so very strongly romantic πŸ’
        if not hectic and frantic πŸ’ž

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