Wildlife in Care

At HideAway Haven we rescue, rehabilitate and release our precious wildlife.  Follow the story of our kids in care.

29/10/2015

My Mummy is always reading to make sure she is doing what is best for me.  It's hard because not a lot of people know about Kangaroos, our social and family life.  She came across a website a few days ago with a lot of information.  It is called 'The truth about Kangaroos'and was written by someone who has observed kangaroos for over 35 years.  

The Australian Society for Kangaroos endeavours to represent all species of kangaroos and wallabies across Australia and internationally, and protect them from unnecessary suffering, killing, orphaning and extinction.  

Mummy has been worried that I might be missing my family but on this website she read  that female joeys will always stay with their matriarchal blood lines. If they are separated from that line they will become solitary.  I was separated from my Mummy when she was killed and I needed to be looked after.  My Mummy raised me from a little baby and even if I was put back into the bush, I would still be a solitary kangaroo. She would never put me back where I came from, because the people that own that land, cull kangaroos and I could be the next one killed. Here I have a home, people who really love me and put up with me when I have a grumpy day, I have so much space to run, jump, hop, play and hide.  I am happy here until I have my own baby and will start my own mob.  Now I have Josie to play with and teach her kangaroo ways.  

Everyone is doing selfies - so here is mine, what do you think?

08/10/2015

It's been a while since I wrote in my diary.  I am now on kangaroo hours, which means I am out all night and in during the day.  So I can't sneak on the computer anymore to write in my diary.  I do miss my night time cuddles, so last week when the grand finals were on I cuddled on Mummies lap for more than 2 hours and slept through the whole match.  Seems like I didn't really miss anything.  
My Mummies have been very clever and made me a really nice shelter for night times when I come home, it is warm and cosy, full of comfy pillows and my blankets.  I like cuddling in there some nights.
Mummy weighed me yesterday and I am 14.2kg.  Mummy is finding it harder to pick me up now.  I now have 2 sisters, my baby sis Josie who weighs just 3kg and my big sis Joslyn who has just moved back to Albany after living in The Netherlands.  Josie and I kinda get along but she can be annoying at times.  I love sleeping and she keeps jumping on top of me.  Joslyn is a cool sis, she gives me my bottle and loves feeding me apples and strawberries.  She also sneaks me leaves from the rosebush and vegie garden.  Hope Mummy doesn't catch on when she realises the rose bush is not growing anymore.

09/07/2015

My Mummies went to Perth for the Telstra Business Awards.  I am too big now to come along, so I went to stay at Auntie Pauline and Uncle Kev's place.  I got to play with Lily.  As I am an only 'child' (the cats don't count)  I did get a bit jealous when Auntie Pauline was giving Lily some attention. It was nice to see some one else with big long legs and a long tail and share a drink from the same bowl.  Mummy is hoping to get me a sister to play with, but I am not so sure that's a good idea.  I like having my Mummies all to my self.

I was really spoilt and allowed to stay inside. I even managed a flying leap over the couch.  That was fun!!   Auntie Pauline played with me and I got so tired, I was fast asleep in my bed when my Mummies came to get me.

03/06/2015

I am getting a little more independent, wandering a little further from home.  A few times Mummy has had to coax me from the Cameron's back yard.  It is so nice there, so peaceful and quiet.  Lots of big trees and green grass.  But Mummy is scared I will fall into the creek again.  I will always find my way home again though, because my Mummies leave on all the lights and floodlights so it is bright and light.  I come in at about 6:30 now for my snack and then lie in front of the fire. Then it is cuddle time and off to bed.  Mummy loves her cuddle time with me at night.  I am glad I don't have to sleep outside in the winter.

19/05/2015

I am now officially a big girl.  At 10kg I am all grown up.  I don't need my bottle any-more and I don't need cuddles any more, I don't need to be a wrapped up and hanging in my pouch at night.

I DON'T WANT TO BE A BIG GIRL!!

I love my bottles and my cuddles and being inside.  On days when it is cold and rainy and windy, why would I want to be a big girl.  I know how to put on my 'I am lonely' little girl look and Mummy brings me inside.

I like keeping Mummy (I know I am a big girl and should say Mum) company when she goes for her walk, but seriously up and down the fire break twice a day.  Sometimes I just take off and wait in the back yard for her.  I let her think that she is doing it for me.

Look at the photo...am I a big girl? do I look ready to give up my bottle yet?

Sammie Jo Orphan Joey at HideAway Haven



20/04/2015

Last weekend my Mummies went to Adelaide for the National Qantas Tourism Awards.  I was so proud of them for being finalists.  I went to stay with Auntie Pauline in Mount Barker.  I was so terribly spoiled.  The weather was really bad and it rained a lot, so I got to stay inside and watch the cats outside.  I did get to meet some other joey's and it was nice to see I am not the only one in the world with these long legs.  Auntie Pauline made me this really cool bed.  Now I get to hang in the kitchen when Mummy is making breakfast without the danger of being stood on.  I love spending hours in there especially when the weather is not nice.  I don't like the cold and rain, now I get to hang inside.  Thank you Auntie Pauline I love my bed.

 A big thank you for taking such good care of me and for taking such awesome loving care of so many wildlife who have been injured or are orphans.  You do do amazing work at Dreamers Dream Wildlife Rehabilitation.  Thank you for caring and sharing your home and life with such passion and generosity.

Last night I got to meet my grand dad in America.  He is pretty proud to be probably the only grand dad in America with a kangaroo grand daughter.  

Here is a photo of me hanging in my new bed and having a sibling moment with Cody.