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Malndi 10-23-2014 11:09 AM

Rugs n Roos
Having recently become RV owners, my wife Diana (the other half of Malndi) presented me with these embroidered rugs as a surprise wedding anniversary present.

In keeping with the policy for using the VAF logo I made a $100 donation to our favorite charity Kanyana Wildlife, a not-for-profit organization caring for sick and injured native wildlife in Western Australia. Kanyana is staffed by volunteers and resourced through donations and they manage to operate a very professional facility that provides care for hundreds of animals each year.

Caring for Australian wildlife can be very labor intensive. For example these joeys (baby kangaroos) hanging around in their pouches have all lost their mothers, usually to road kill. They require bottle feeding every few hours and their rehabilitation can take up to two years before they are ready for release into the wild.

Here is Diana preparing to bottle feed a joey during a training course for volunteer wildlife carers.

It's a little unusual how RV's, a couple of rugs and native Australian wildlife came together, but I'm glad they did, it's a very worthwhile cause.


Red Voodoo 10-23-2014 09:42 PM

Mal, that is really cool. Great work they're doing.

eddieseve 10-23-2014 11:22 PM

Great stuff,

We had a similar situation a few weeks ago where a mother Bandicoote dropped one of her babies when she got frightened, our neighbour (wires volunteer) looked after it while we set a trap to catch mum. 2 days later we reunited them and all was good.


Paragon 10-24-2014 01:07 PM

That second picture just strikes me as humerous.

But now you've done it. I cannot get this tune out of my head:

Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down...

Cincinnati, OH

(OK, technically they are tying the kangaroos up...)

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