St Patrick's Day, March 17th, Celebrated world wide for many reasons.
But to have a Birthday on that day is extra special.
Many Happy Birthday Wishes, Ralph, from all of us up North.
Closer to home, in our hearts, but a lot further in distance, in Otago, is our son-in-law, Ralph. We met him for the first time on TV, with Miriama Kamo and Paul Hobbs, a 20/20 documentary called " Dogged Determination" , filmed on the farm down south and at the dog trials there. Up to that time, we knew someone was somewhere, but WHO???!!!
This is at an Outdoor Concert, in Otago, in 2009.
In 2020 the Waitahuna Collie Club held a surprise party, but the real reason was to honour three former Club Presidents with Life Membership
Ralph Brown with Rogue, then Roger Tweed with Strike and his brother John Tweed with Merv.
Together they had contributed 110 years of combined service. Families and friends had gathered, and then the men thought this was a little more than an ordinary evening when even extended family members were there.
That Irish Pub in Picton , the beginning of their life together.
The next photo was my attempt at trying OOB, or Out Of Bounds Photoshop editing.
Ralph with one of his earlier dogs.
Life in Otago is tough in the winter, guess the thought of a wet snowy paw on your face is not so welcome.