Two dogs and a Ute

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© Christopher J Chalk

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The concept of the ute began in 1932, when a letter was received by Ford Australia’s plant at Geelong, Victoria. It was written by a farmer’s wife who’d had enough of riding to church in the farm truck and arriving in saturated clothing;

‘Why don’t you build people like us a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday, and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays?’ her letter asked. (Refer to the attached link for a comprehensive story about the birth of the ute)

These two sheep dogs were irresistible as they sat patiently, waiting for their owner!

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

1/50, F/4.5, 18mm, ISO 100

15 responses

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    great shots and those beautiful dogs

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Oh so cute, love the entry Chris !

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    interesting story....soulful looking pair - love the green :)

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Love your story and the dogs are gorgeous, well entered..

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Fascinating history and shot.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    What a great story and a sweet shot. They are beautiful dogs. I want a truck that can carry my camera gear, but keep it dry and doesn't cost a fortune to crank. Tell them to get busy. LOL.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    LOL, Regenia! You'll need a six - wheeler to transport your gear :)

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Interesting story, Chris. Nice shot.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Love the story behind the ute.. these two dogs look so beautiful waiting patiently for their master's return.. a sight I see often here, too. A terrific entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Jun 2011):


  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2011):

    sweet shot

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Jun 2011):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (28 Jun 2011):

    What a great story and photo, love the dogs : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    On do I ever love this. I love dogs and I am missing ours who we had 17 years...Great shot!

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