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


I have been very sick and can no longer live with my Mummies.  I am now living at Dreamers Dream Rehabilitation with my auntie Pauline and Uncle Kev.  My Mummies and my sister's Joslyn and Josie come for visits now.  I have myopathy and kangaroos usually die from this condition, but because Josie and Mummy found me right when it happened and got me home safely I have survived.  My right side still slips out when I try to walk, hop or just stand still, but it is getting stronger.  Auntie Pauline is doing such a great job looking after me, bringing me 4 bottles a day (my Mummy only ever gave 3 except when I was really sick I got about 20 filled with glucose and other stuff to help me get better).  I get massages during the day. Thank you auntie Pauline and Uncle Kev for giving me a safe place to get better and for loving me and letting me know how special I am.   I am in a pen with lots of dirt to cover myself in.  I have a little house to sleep in with my blankets and Mummy's pink fluffy robe.  I am near other kangaroos and some days Auntie Pauline lets her Josie keep me compnay for the day.  The doctors don't know if I will ever recover fully, but I am not in any pain and am content.  I miss my Mummies and I know they miss me as well.  Mummy is trying hard now to educate dog owners how allowing their dogs to chase kangaroos can lead to a very long and painful death.

This photo was taken by Laurie Benson when Mummy talked to the newspaper to make people aware of how Myopathy occurs in Kangaroos.