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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

(email forwarded to me) Koalas in the Australian Heatwave 2009

(this email was forwarded to me, and it was too sweet not to share.)

Australia has had a record heat wave, resulting in devastating fires.
Koalas, if you don't know, are not social and don't come out of trees or into the suburbs very often. Reason being, under normal circumstances, they don't usually drink water in the normal manner. All their food and water requirements are provided from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat. That's why they sleep about 22 hours of the day because the calories and liquid intake is not enough to keep them awake all day long, however, they consume enormous amounts of leaves in that time.
The following photos are even more amazing once that fact is known.

From an Australian citizen:
I truly am from a remarkable country! And we have THE cutest animals, (AND some of the most deadly - I know!) but, I thought you would appreciate how cute this is...! At home in Victoria the temperature has been above 44o C, (about 111o F) all this week and they are forecasting another week of 44o C, (about 104oF) plus temperatures. Power is failing, trains have stopped running because tracks are buckling under the heat . Its just scorching, and it seems that the people are not the only ones suffering.
Check out the following photos of a little Koala which just walked onto a back porch looking for a bit of heat relief.
This woman filled up a bucket for it and this is what happened!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

My crazy toddler, Gideon, is in a contest for Fox 8 News, I picked out a picture that shows his awesome puppy eyes, and white blonde hair, and pouty lips... I am always amazed that the Lord made him so gorgeous.

You can go to this site on July 6th to vote for him. I'm not sure what the prizes are... I just wants bragging rites. LOL!

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