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Some Cuteness!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Life has been a lil' crazy lately....I've been focusing on eating healthily rather than restricting, and I haven't touched the scale for more than a week.

A dear friends' husband had a stroke late last week. They are a wonderful couple in their early 40's with four darling young children. We have circled the wagons around them and are doing our best to ease their burden a bit.

My friend is a wildlife rescuer/rehabber. I was already set to take two of her ringtail possums for a couple weeks to give her a rest, as she has two kangaroo joeys and was going to babysit two more. So instead of two, I have four possum joeys. They are just adorable little gremlins! Right now they have four feeds a day of liquid formula, and nibble when they want on bottlebrush, a little grevillia (not too much as the blossoms are sugary and they get hyped up like children if they eat too much!) and wattle blossoms and foliage.

This morning I was in kinks of laughter over the little twerps....I staggered in at 6am to feed them, and three leapt out of the box and ran right up my arm and jockeyed for prime feeding position. So I had three fluffy, furry little creatures swarming my neck and shoulders and contemplating a perch on my head. Fourth little fluffball tried to feed himself out of the syringe. Needless to say I was a sight when we were done...formula spilled all down my pajamas. My own children were never so messy!

I bought four small heavy shallow bowls today and second feed went much more smoothly and less messily. They are nocturnal so they aren't as lively in the afternoon as in the early morning- they just lapped their milk and crawled back in the pouch. I will be keeping them til they reach 500grams in weight. The largest is 150 grams right now, but they grow quickly. Then they'll be released close to where they were rescued.
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DJ4HEALTH 10/5/2013 9:47PM

    Had a good laugh just imagining those little ones running all over you!! emoticon

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THINRONNA 10/1/2013 2:46AM

    So cute! My kids loved this picture! I read to them about your feeding this morning an they thought it sounded wonderful! Just the other day they were asking me what marsupials are so this is perfect timing!

Have fun!

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SUSIEPH1 9/30/2013 5:40PM

    How adorable ... We fostered a joey once when we travelling out back .. A friend was looking after him. But had to go to the big smoke for a op .. So we looked after the joey .. He was delightful .. It was great fun ..
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WENDYJM4 9/30/2013 6:15AM

    so cute

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PHEBESS 9/30/2013 5:48AM

    Oh they are so cute! (And wouldn't you love to foster a little koala joey for a bit?)

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TEXASFILLY 9/29/2013 11:15PM

    Well, I don't think I've ever seen that cute li'l creature. How delightful! So sorry to hear about your friend's illness & wish him to good health soon. *hugs* They are blessed to have dear hearts like you to help in time of need. God bless y'all~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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GINA180847 9/29/2013 10:57PM

    Oh Lordy, how adorable! I am so jealous. How wicked to have a stroke so young. Terrible luck for them. So glad their friends are helping out.

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MEOWMEEEOW 9/29/2013 10:35PM

    So sweet!

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