Friday, 13 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Local CFA firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Australian Koala at Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Suspicions that the worst wildfires ever to strike Australia were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes Monday in towns incinerated by blazes, while investigators moving into the charred landscape discovered more bodies. The death toll stood at 181 .(AP Photo/Mark Pardew)
To read more about this lucky little koala check out the video, story and pics here.... grab the tissues....
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
I have had many friends email to find out if everything is ok where I live. The fires are located in Victoria, which is roughly 600miles away..... although there have been a number of fires locally, they have been nothing compared to those in Victoria.
It is so hard to believe just how devastating these fires have been..... they are estimating well over 200 lives have been lost not to mention the vast numbers of animals, both native and domestic.
I've listed a news site for those of you who are interested in keeping up with what has happened.
There are a large number of appeals being set up and the response has been amazing.
My sympathies go to all those families who have lost someone and heatfelt thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers who are helping fight the fires and help with survivors.
I really do hope that they find the arsonists.....I just cannot fathom how anyone could start fires!
Saturday, 7 February 2009
As the weather has been so unusually hot, I decided to get the boys a haircut! You should have seen them when they got home..... it must have been such a relief! Next day we went swimming....... Harley decided that he had had spent enough time swimming and had a rest on Baillie!
Baillie, Harley and Roxy..... Harley just doesn't like having his photo taken! lol
Well, we are all experiencing a heatwave at the moment. In Victoria this little Koala nicknamed Star went into the Young's property in search of water. From the reports I have read, Star was hesitant at first and then drank some water from Ms Young's hand, then lapped up some water before hopping into the bucket! Star is now being cared for and will be released in the future. For those of you who don't know, Koalas get their fluids from the gum leaves that they eat, so for them to be actively seeking out water shows just how hot it is as the leaves would be dried out!
This little guy nicknamed "Lance" actually approached these bike riders who kindly gave him some refreshments! Koala's are usually very shy little creatures!