Sunday, February 8, 2009

Eye Spy....something delicious

Eye Spy some delicious scones (made by Liesl) that I bought home from yesterdays Thornbury Craft Bonanza at Amitie....

I haven't felt much like blogging today. I spent the day packing linen and kitchen items, with Sky News on in the background, updating the Victorian Bushfire crisis minute by minute. It's now 9.20 PM, and the latest news is that 76 people have lost their lives, and there are still more missing.

Apparently, the best way to help is to send a donation of money, or to donate blood (as there are many burns victims who will desperately need it over the next few weeks). The Red Cross Bushfire Appeal information can be found here, and you can find out how to donate blood here.

As I was packing boxes in the afternoon, there was a woosh of wind in the tree outside the kitchen door and then a big thump. This poor little Mama possum had fallen out of the tree and landed on my concrete patio. She was still alive and had a little baby in her pouch who was sucking away trying to get some milk.

I tried calling all of the wildlife rescue services, but I'm sure that they have been inundated with the bushfires, so I called the local Vet hospital instead. I packed her up in a box and took her along to the hospital. The vet was going to have a look at her and then call someone who looks after native wildlife.

Apparently, she was the fourth possum taken to their hospital today.....



17 comments:

Serena said...

Poor poor possum.. hope she's OK

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Gosh isn't all the news is so sad - the scale of what happened in such a short time is almost beyond comprehension. And poor possum and little baby. Its a good thing you were able to take her to the vet.

Good luck with your packing.

Kirsty said...

It's all I can think about ... really, really awful.

Amber said...

Ok i am sitting here crying over the mumma possum, devastating. I am a wildlife carer and I am so hoping someone got that bubba off her. It could be saved. How sad. Good on you for doing everything you did. You a good soul...xxxx

Corrie said...

awww poor possum. I hope she's ok...

the fires are so sad...I'm watching sky news too and its just so sad
Corrie:)

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Poor possum... as well as the tragedy of human life there are so many animals suffering right now, it's all so sad. You did a good thing taking care of possum, hope she and the baby survived.

Sarah said...

Oh, the poor thing...
With regard to the bushfires, The Toy Society and I are collaborating on a little project involving donating handmade toys to families affected by the fires. Please take a look!

mandapanda said...

Oh CurlyPops, thankyou for doing what you could. Just imagine how much wildlife has been killed and injured in the fires?! Not to mention stock and pets. It's just tragic! And the people who have lost loved ones? I wish I could get down there and help somehow. At least in the QLD flooding, not too many people have died. Fires just seem so much more terrible...did you hear about the 5 year old boy who was taken by a croc in the floodwaters?

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Ah, how sweet are you taking care of that mama and baby! HMmmmmm and those scones look yummy!! Hope you are doing well!
Kyla and Blake

Casey said...

poor possum :( that's so sad.

I've been catching up on all the devestation in Austraila right now, it's so horrible what's happening

PaisleyJade said...

Poor little possum! And we are so sad at all the lives being lost... xk

bubbachenille said...

Thanks for the link to where we can help, I am forwarding this to everyone I know.. The Handmade Expo will be donating to this from the March Expo ( changing our usual reciprient and we know they will understand) We are all thinking of these people and communities in this tragic event...
Miriam

Nikki said...

All this loss is breaking my heart.

We saved a possum during the heatwave last week - by the time wildlife rescue rang us back I'd spoken to a vet (who said the possum would only be put down if I took it in). We kept the possum in a box with a drink of water and some leaves and apple... and after about three hours it RAN away. At least one life spared. THe woman from WIldlife rescue said that in her three hour shift so far she's had 47 calls about possums... and more about Koalas.

Sandi said...

Poor little possum. I hope it will be OK. Good on you for taking it to the vet.

amity ville boronia said...

Ahh, I love possums. So adorable. I've been having scone cravings for weeks now! I think you might of pushed me over the edge, I see some scone making in my future :)

Jenaveve said...

Just devastating. I hope Mama Possum is okay.

handmaiden said...

looks like u have yr hands full down there, have been kept updated here as all international news channels covering the fires