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Stella and Rory

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Koala Visit

Howdy Everybuddy.  Last night we had a visit from a koala.  So what you say.  You live in Oz and must see them all the time, right?  Wrong.  We live in a rural area and only see them occasionally and usually in trees.  Koala's only eat particular types of eucalyptus leaves.  We have never had one in our yard before.

Mum was pegging out some washing after dark and heard a scratching noise and thought it was I, Stella, walking towards her and when she looked towards our back door, there was the koala.  She doesn't know why he/she was there but he walked towards her.  She was a little worried cause they can be territorial and may look cute but can leave a nasty scratch.  Their nails are extremely hard and long, perfect for climbing up the bark of trees. 

She was worried somebuddy would open the back door and let Rory and I out and then there would have been trouble so she carefully walked around him and knocked on the kitchen window and told the others what was happening.  They all came out and the koala walked towards them and then sat and looked at them.  Mum offered him a drink.  We wonder what he wanted as it had not been hot (sometimes when it's extremely hot over a long period they will come looking for water but they usually get all their fluid from eucalyptus leaves). 

Anyhoo, by this time we saw him through the door and barked like the nutcases we are.  He trotted down the back, climbed the apricot tree and then climbed into our bay leaf tree and we left him in peace.

He was gone this morning and we hope he found his way home.  Mum estimates he was around 15 kgs (33 lbs) and he looked young.

  Good luck little koala.  The family loved seeing you.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Feel good on Monday.


Howdy mates, we saw this video about this young boy and his dog and their story is heartwarming.  If you have the time, enjoy.





No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella