Sammie Jo's Diary

Our guests love meeting Sammie Jo and Josie.  They get to cuddle her, some feed her but everyone loves her.  Sammie Jo and Josie would have to be the most photographed joey in Australia. A guest today mentioned she would love to see Sammie Jo's progress over the years so could we put some updates on our webpage ans they are not Facebook users. This is her diary. and now Josie has joined her. Please feel free to like and make comments


Hi everyone this is Josie.  I am sneaking a post in Sammie Jo's diary while she is busy being a kangaroo.  She is a beautiful big sister.  I came to live at HideAway Haven on 29 August, so have been here for a bout 7 weeks now.  The first 2 weeks were fine and then I got pretty sick.  For about 4 weeks I have had bad diarrhoea and was making my bed wet and dirty.  Mummy kept having to wash me because I was dirty and smelled so bad.  Last Sunday I was so sick Mummy thought I was going to die.  I had a vacant look in my eyes, a faraway look.  I got lots of cuddles and slept next to Mummy that night.  Every-time she touched me through the night, I would lick her hand to reassure her I was ok.  Mummy made an appt at the vet to see Annemarie who has looked after Sammie.  She has a real love for joeys and knows a lot.  Mummy got some sterile jars and swabs to take some stool samples.  She changed the strength of my formula and started giving me less.  Since then I have been feeling so much better and happier.  Yesterday everyone was very excited because I had pellets.  I had my first big run today with Sammie Jo, that was a lot of fun.

Me with my faraway eyes