I first came across Koolies 30 years ago when we met my boss’s Koolie named Koolie.
Later when the opportunity arose Cherie and 1 purchased two Koolie puppies, Otto and Heidi who are featured in some photos on the website. After Heidi passed we adopted Molly. Molly was already 1 1/2 but had never seen stock. Well that changed and her herding instinct kicked in with a bang at a herding day in Elmore. She had exposure to sheep, goats and cattle. She was 16 1/2 years old.
Currently we have 3 Koolies; Eva who is 14 years old, Zinger who is 10 1/2 years old and Shelby who is 5 1/2. Eva feels that it her job to keep the other 2 in line. Zinger and Shelby love herding sheep and playing with the frisbee. Shelby loves dock diving which was Molly’s favourite activity.
Work sees me supporting a number of accounting packages for a local company.
I am one of inaugural committee members originally being the club’s first treasurer and public officer.
Our Koolies and us travel all over the east coast of Australia going to sheep and cattle herding events in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.