Lucky the Kangaroo

On the way to work this morning our Banksia Park Puppies staff found a beautiful little baby kangaroo on the road.We think he is about 16 weeks old. It’s mum was hit by a car and the poor little joey didn’t know what to do. Our staff have now taken the little joey (now named Lucky) into their care to warm him up and are awaiting a visit by the wildlife team to take him and care for him. The staff have put together a fund for his future care and hope that he grows up big and strong in the capable hands of the local wildlife care team.

 

 

Banksia Park Puppies Ashleigh house

Banksia Park Puppies bringing happiness

Bringing happiness to our local community

We recently went to Ashleigh House – an Elderly Citizens Village in our local town. We’ve been visiting this house for about 5 or 6 years now. We bring in some of our puppies who are 6-7 weeks old. They are the perfect age to sit on the elderly citizens’ laps and just have a cuddle for an hour or so.

We sit and talk to the elderly citizens and they always look forward to our visits with the puppies.

Dogs and puppies are so good for the sick and elderly, and we can see that when a lady who cannot use her hands for arthiritis pats a puppy, or a man who rarely smiles anymore has a puppy licking his chin and gives a little grin. These things mean so much to these people and their carers, and we are so proud to be connected with this Village and to be able to bring a little joy, and something a little different to the lives of these lovely people.

We’re so very sad that in the future these small moments of happiness which are enormous to these people may be lost due to the unintended consequences of legislation proposed by the Victorian Government (click here to learn more and how you can help).

Here are some photos of our day. The lovely residents all wanted their photos taken and were so happy to show off their puppies who wouldn’t sit still (or were trying to steal a hearing aid!).

 

 

 

15 year service awards for Banksia Park Puppies owners

It was a big day last Sunday at Banksia Park Puppies, both of the owners of Banksia Park Puppies, Colin and Matt, received 15 year service awards at a ceremony for the local CFA brigade. Giving back to the community is important to Banksia Park, and being a part of the CFA is a very important activity for us, especially living in the country in the bush like we do.

Both Matt and Colin have been actively involved in the CFA for the last 15 years, participating in many training days as well as actively fighting many fires every fire season. This is a great service to the community.

We take fire very seriously at Banksia Park Puppies, and urge all our followers to as well. Before the fire season starts this year, if you are in a high risk area, make sure you plan and prepare for it and know what you plan to do. Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, and we need to remember this going into every fire season.

Congratulations to Matt and Colin, and a big thank you to all the CFA volunteers for everything they do for us and all our communities across Australia.

The luckiest kids visiting Banksia Park

 

We had such a great day at Banksia Park yesterday. We hosted a birthday party for our niece who turned one. This is the perfect opportunity to brighten the day of the kids, while also increasing the socialisation for our pups in their critical socialisation period! (more…)