Monday, 4 August 2008

Des chiens, des hélicoptères et des "chooks" sur L'Île Kangarou


Voici Oscar (le chien, un Schnauzer) auprès du nouveau jouet de Signor Lanciatore : un hélicoptère électrique, télécommandé, très cher, sur L'Île Kangarou le week-end dernier.
"Il Signor" a mis des semaines à l'assembler complètement, mais il ne l'a pas encore fait voler.
Vous pouvez voir qu'Oscar s'intéresse davantage à son "chook" (poulet) en plastique comme vous le feriez sans doute si vous étiez un chien.
En arrière plan à gauche on devine l'Australie continentale et Le Détroit de Colberte, ainsi nommé par le français Nicolas Baudin en 1802.

Schnauzers, Chooks, Helicopters and Kangas.
Here's Oscar, the Schnauzer of Signor Lanciatore with his owner's new toy, a very expensive remote control, electric, helicopter.
It has taken 'il Signor' weeks to assemble it (perfectly) but he is yet to fly it.
As you can see, Oscar is more interested in his plastic chook, as you would if you were a dog on Kangaroo Island.

19 comments:

penny gold stock said...
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Abraham Lincoln said...

I am sure the dog would love to play with something there on the table. It sure makes an interesting photo. It took me a while to figure out that it was a dog.

Harry Makertia said...

He thought he is an engineer.

Hilda said...

I wonder if Oscar will start chasing it once it's airborne. That'll be fun to watch!

melanie said...

Très belle photo par ce si beau temps ! Je pense qu'Oscar aurait été intrigué par l'hélicoptère s'il avait vu les ailes tourner.

M.Benaut said...

Signor Lanciatore, having built the hélicoptère, must now learn to fly it !!

Perhaps Herr Schaussengraben will photograph his inaugural flight ?

Danke schön mein Herr !! Ich bin jetzt ein deutscher Klempner?

Jilly said...

Ah, clever dog. I've got two miniature schnauzers here right now - in fact you'll meet them in September cos they'll still be here. Rambo and Rolf (named after your very own Aussie Rolf Harris, of course) - is this boy a miniature?

Jilly said...

I just read your three comments. Too funny! Thanks Monsieur Benaut!

M.Benaut said...

Dunno if he's a miniature, Jilly but Herr Schaussengraben will be sure to see this and hopefully respond ?

For those gentlemen who like all shades of pink, just click on Jilly's link above. She has excellent taste !!!

dive said...

A remote controlled rubber chicken … Now that would be fun!

Kris said...

What does Oscar make of real chooks?

claude said...

Mon Chéri maquettiste, a construit un avion. Il volait bien mais un jour "big crash". Maintenant les ailes réparées son d'un côté et le fuselage de l'autre..Effectivrement l'hélicoptère n'a pas l'air d'intriguer fort ce beau chien.

Jules said...

The chicken looks a little unwell M B - I think he has been well and truly Schnauzered!!

Bergson said...

il est préférable que le chien se contente du poulet en plastique


sinon il ne fera qu'une bouchée de cet hélicoptère

Nathalie said...

I was about to write exactly the same thing as Bergson. It's best that the dog takes interest in the chook. I doubt Il Signore would have enjoyed seeing Oscar take his helicopter as a munching toy.

Nathalie said...

And oh, good luck for the inaugural flight!

BTW what's going on at Qantas, the ariline with the highest safety record? What's this spate of mechanical incidents?

Nathalie said...

Back from holidays I really enjoyed catching up with your latest posts.
You've lived in the dog house for a while? Glad it's over now. It's important to keep Madame happy.

Mikael's red eyes were a treat LOL

Rob said...

I have checked with Herr Schaussengraben...
Oscar is a one year old Standard Schnauzer.
Being all black he is quite hard to photograph as all that black hides his features.
Here he is shown front on, with his left ear folded back, intently looking at his plastic chook only.
Signor Lanciatore would have put the chook there to get Oscar to pose with his helicopter.
His interest might change when that flying machine gets airborne!!

Rob said...

Signor Lanciatore said if you type 'TRex 500' in YouTube you will see how these model helicopters fly... it is quite amazing!!
Signor Lanciatore has a computer flight simuator for this helicopter to hone his skills required to fly it.
I'm sure we will hear when he decides to 'take the plunge'.