I promised more of Merrilyn and Blossom and here you are.
The two girls, possibly related as both came from the same area, seemed drawn to each other from the beginning.
Even when Blossom was old enough to be venturing out on her own, Merrilyn was always there in the back ground. Mind you she didn't keep her out of trouble. One day Blossom somehow managed to get her back toe caught in a crack in the concrete. She simply wrenched it out - leaving the nail behind and you may wish to skip the next shot, which shows you the damage.
The toe healed and Blossom grew more gorgeous as each day went by. Here she is at 4kg and in the middle of winter - hence the fluffiness of her coat.
It wasn't just Merrilyn who was becoming very attached to Blossom. I was too. I was now the Macropod Coordinator for my area so spent quite a lot of time stabilising joeys and handing them on to other carers, or, sadly, having them euthanased when they clearly were not going to make it. I had always said Merrilyn was special and no other joey would touch me as she had, but somehow Blossom was wriggling through my practical defences...
Finally a note for those who have been searching for my Macropod (Kangaroo and Wallaby) Care Manual. Apologies as it did disappear for a while, but here the link to it if you need to down load it. Macropology. Until next time.