IN my last blog I talked about lives, now lost, that mattered to me. So today it is fitting to celebrate life once more and what better way to do this then by going to a seven year old's birthday party. This was truly such a wonderful afternoon, not only because the kids enjoyed it, but the adults did too. And it was all thanks to www.geckoeswildlife.com.au. So this is a bit of a plug for them, but also to mums and dads who make the right choices for their children and celebrate their milestones by making them caring and informed individuals. The kids loved the show of wild animals, complete with turtles, baby possums small enough to curl up in your palm, bearded lizards and friendly snakes. There was a beautiful barking owl and a blue tongued skink. But the best was left for last and this was without doubt the gentle appearance of Bumpy the Wombat. She sat in her keepers lap, with the aplomb of a princess and loved the attention and the cuddles that every gave her.
Just look at those claws and the vestigial thumb.
The birthday boy
Being hugged by a friendly carpet python
And a bearded Lizard on your cuff.
So next time you want to celebrate life - think about sharing it with some wildlife. It is truly the perfect match.