Sunday, November 24, 2013

Well, well, well only a month to go till the big day !! How exciting !It's all full steam ahead in the workshop and despatch area at the moment with everybody working as hard as they can to have everything just so.
Meanwhile back to our last chat about koalas. That little "jellybean" I was talking about even though it is only an itty bitty little thing it already has very well developed senses of smell and touch, strong forelimbs and claws and a great sense of direction. So, it can work all that out with its eyes closed, so to speak !
It stays in the pouch for about six months and slowly grows eyes, ears, fur and all the other stuff.
Around about 22 weeks its eyes open and it has a little peek out of the pouch to see what is going on out in the world.
And the backward facing pouch? I think that helps protect the growing joey as mum climbs trees because she can get up quite a speed scampering around up there with lots of twigs and things that could cause some damage to the little one.
Probably Australia's most famous koala is the character called Blinky Bill in the books written by Dorothy Wall in the 1930's. This was a little boy in the form of a koala.  He used to get up to a lot of mischief and the 1939 book called The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill is well worth a read.
So keep up the good work and be nice to other people particularly your parent/s 
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