Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bonking Bob - Merrilyn Part 27

Remember our third musketeer, Bob? Poor Bob was a problem child from the day he arrived, (Part 11), firstly rebuilding his health, and then his foot in mouth issues, (Part 14) and then being stung by bees, (Part 16), but you simply couldn't help loving him.  Bob was a character!

The three of them, Merrilyn, Buster and Bob, were always together.


That's Merrilyn on the left - never one to share..., Bob in the middle and lovely, gentle Buster on the right.  Though, as you know from Part 21, the joeys had now all been fully weaned from their bottles, at this point we were in the grip of a severe drought and so we offered them supplementary goat pellets to help them through.

As well as The Three Musketeers, they were also affectionately known as The Three Bums! Bob still in the middle and never as healthy looking as the other two.

Bob loved the water.  Here he is in our dam.  On hot days he loved to soak himself to cool off.
He also loved to lay on his back and well...have a scratch.... He and Buster were always together and then one day we spotted something quite extraordinary
We knew Buster was one of the sweetest, most gentle kangaroos we'd raised, but that he was putting up with this was quite something and what was Bob thinking??

Fortunately Bob wasn't actually making real contact, and we're not sure even lovely Buster would have put up with that!  All Buster did was stop eating his pellets and wait patiently for the urge to be worked out of Bob's system.

Despite Bob's very inappropriate advances to Buster, they remained firm friends and we are not sure what Buster whispered in Bob's ear but this occasion was the only one we caught sight of such behaviour and Bob moved on to bonking the patio furniture and anything else that stood still long enough!
So from that day on he was affectionately known as Bonking Bob!

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17 comments:

  1. I am glad to find you what a career!
    I too am following along.
    Cathy

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  2. Now this is funny! Love this post. What a guy that Bob is. They are just the cutest things. I do enjoy it when you post. Thanks!

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  3. Okay girl - you have peaked my interest here. Love the post.

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  4. Hi, I followed you home and am very glad I did. We go down to the lake to watch kangaroos on a regular basis - I don't think anything (with the possible exception of a cat) relaxes as well as they do.

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    1. PS; I don't play on FB so couldn't find your September 1st update. Sorry.

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    2. Understand and thanks for visiting and following. Good to have you along.

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  5. Bonking Bob is a great name. I don't think I have ever seen a kangaroo in water before. While I know they can drown dogs, can they actually swim?

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    1. Hi Andrew kangaroos have a reputation for drowning dogs that probably isn't justified. They will do it to protect themselves if they can,and generally only the males can manage it, due to their size. Sadly many more roos die from dog attack than visa versa. Yes they can swim and quite well.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog - Love your "roos", and after seeing BOB, I'm not sure how chickens would mix with one like HE is, either - unless he strikes up a hot romance with the patio furniture and leaves the hens alone! Funny post - and great photos!!!

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  7. Really enjoyed your post - Bonking Bob had me laughing. Thanks for sharing such a fun, light hearted moment.

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  8. You take care of these kangaroos? Oh wow! I never imagined they could be like our pet dog or cat... thanks for sharing these photos and the story about Bob, Buster and Merrily.

    By the way, would you like us to follow each other? I would like to get to know you better through your future posts. Happy weekend! :)

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  9. What a character. Love those water photos.

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  10. Sounds like Buster needs new friends...hehehe

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  11. Buster is quite the patient roo, isn't he?! LOL

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  12. A root beer is a kind of soda pop. Do you have that in Australia?

    To make a float you fill a glass 1/2 full and drop in a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Then I refill my glass a time or two with the soda as a drink it. The ice cream turns crystalized with the soda and it great to eat with a spoon after you've devoured the soda.

    I never really thought about people not having root beer before.

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    1. We call it soft drink Stacy and nothing like root beer as far as I know. We have ginger beer. What you call a float we call a spider. Will have to try it if I ever get back to the US.

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