Sammie will not be writing diary entries any more but I will keep you up to date as we hear news of her freedom.
Sammie has decided she is well enough now to be with the big kids, doesn't want her bottles any more and wants to be out all night.
Through months of rehabilitation and hours of massages and loving wonderful care from Pauline and Kev at Dreamers Dream, Sammie recuperated and healed from her myopathy. It was Sammie's decision to leave and run free. I believe that during our last visit Sammie was saying goodbye. Sammie cuddled up on my lap after her bottle and fell asleep on my lap with her face snuggled into my neck. She was very affectionate that day like I haven't experienced in a long time. I didn't know that was our goodbye.
It was always our intention to release Sammie into the farmland near us and we hoped that Sammie Jo would come and visit. We have learnt so much about kangaroos and 'their' families, we are thankful that she is at Dreamers Dream. There are so many other orphan kangaroos there that have now become Sammie's family. They all take care of each other, run together and stay close to each other. Sammie would not have had that here.
We are looking forward to raising another baby where there is a need, but at 8 - 10kg they will go and live at Dreamers Dream and become part of the mob that live there.
Am I sad that Sammie is running free? Part of me is and Sammie Jo will always hold a very special place in my heart, but there is another part of me that is so proud of what we have accomplished here at HideAway Haven. We saved Sammie's life on several occasions and now our beautiful girl is running free.
We have established a special friendship with Pauline and Kev and will always support the wonderful work they do taking care of orphaned and injured wildlife. We hope that during our visits we will catch a glimpse of Sammie as she is enjoying her new freedom. And who knows maybe one day we will become fur grand Mummy's