Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mum Kangaroo Dundee

Rusty:  Hey, Jan, I've decided what I want to be when I grow up.

Jan:  What's that?

Rusty:  I want to live in Kangaroo Dundee's sanctuary in the outback of Australia. 

Jan:  What?

Rusty:  Seriously.  I want to watch Roger the kangaroo chase Chris "Brolga" Barns (Kangaroo Dundee) around the trees.  That sounds like such fun.

Jan:  Only if you're Roger the kangaroo because a kick from a roo that size could disembowel a man.

Rusty:  But it's so important Roger keep in kick boxing shape so he can protect his family.  And he's got a lot of roo women and joeys to protect.

Jan:  Perhaps I shouldn't have let you read the book Fozziemum brought us from Australia.

Rusty:  But it was such fun to read.  Brolga is a real life hero mom.

Jan:  I think you mean a real life hero dad.

Rusty:  No, I mean mom.  He rescues baby kangaroos from the mom's pouch when she's been killed by hunters or a vehicle and raises them in a pouch, just like the joey's real mom would.  Well, except the real mom wouldn't raise the baby joey in a pillowcase.  Then they are released into the wild.  Except some can't be because they are too tame or have a disability.  He started a sanctuary for them and now he's raising orphaned camels and other animals.  He's also building an animal hospital in the heart of the outback.  How cool is that?

Merci: Sorry, to interrupt.  I couldn't help but overhear so I'd like to add my two paws worth.  This is not a book review!  But if you like to read animal rescue stories, or stories of someone building something from nothing that educates and aids animals, this is a book for you.

Rusty:  Fozziemum is posting on her visit to the U.S.  Last week she wrote about her visit to the Funny Farm.  Stop by to read Meeting the Funnyfarmers. We love the photos of us she posted.  Some of us ran away and hid but those that didn't met Bev and her camera. 

Merci:  And in case you missed Bacon's post Travels in the South.  Or our post Our Mystery Guest.  We have great memories from that day.

Rusty:  We don't want to load you up with links to visit, but just in case you are interested in learning more about Brolga, the BBC has ( or had?) a TV series on his roo rescue and he can be found on YouTube.   A search for "Kangaroo Dundee" will bring up the BBC shows as well as other videos.

Merci:  He also has a website:  The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs.   We hope you have fun learning about kangaroo rescue.  We did.


  1. oh Wow! Yous got such a cool book! Wes read about that place! And Yous gotted to see Fozzie's Mom!?!? That must has been so furry exciting! Mes heading over to reads about it right now!
    Kisses Guys

  2. Oh boy, that sounds like a great place! I can understand you wanting to go there when you grow up!

  3. OMD OMD HOW did all this FABULOUS stuffs happen and we not know about it until NOW... We have known fur ages that we followed FozzieMom's OTHER blog... butt we loved all the thingys about the Aussie Flora and Fauna... so we just kept up with THAT one... WE are NOW following the OTHER blog also...
    OMD this is MARVELOUS... you all got to meet Fozzie Mom in the Furs. WHEEEEEE that is OUT OF THIS WORLD Wonderful.

  4. Cool - the Kangaroo Sanctuary looks like an amazing place!

  5. guys...thanx for de linx. we will chex out Alice Springs...we think thiz iz mega awesum what Chris Barns iz doing !!!!! high paws two ewe dood...984 of em ♥♥♥

  6. That sounds like a great book.

  7. Isn't it winter there now? We don't like winter.

  8. Rusty it's best to just stay put at play pretend
    Lily & Edward

  9. Purrseidon here ... that sound like fun... they have the Great Barrier Reef down there - you could paddle board out on it, too!

  10. Merci, thank you for bringing this great book and good-hearted man to our attention. WE LOVE KANGAROOS and mama's brother was called Joey. Do you think maybe mama's mama was a kangaroo? Oh, boy, I'd better watch out for mama's kick.

  11. Oh wow. Mom and I have to see about reading that!!!

  12. That sounds terrific and we love heroes like that!!!

  13. That sure sounds like a good purrson. We're not sure we would want to live with kangaroos but we are glad someone is taking care of them.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  14. That sounds like an amazing sanctuary, and a wonderful book! We'll be checking it out, for sure!

    1. Guys he is amazing..check out his Kangaroo Sanctuary fb page..full of fun and great stories :) Loves Fozziemum xx

  15. That would be a fun show to see, and a great read, too...if our petcretary had some more time in each day, LOL!

    Your visitors made some pawsome pictures!

  16. Guys we are so happy that you enjoy the stories in Kangaroo Dundee..he truly is an amazing man and if i can get to Alice Springs again i will make a point of visiting..Hugs Fozziemum xxx


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