Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm sorry, did you say dingo puppies?

About a month ago, Melbourne on my Mind was like "um, hi did you see that the Healesville Sanctuary got dingo puppies and you can go and play with them?"

You can imagine the reaction - I'm sure. I got home from work and immediately was like "Inspector Climate, I know what you can get me for my birthday. And it involves puppies! Go."

In fact, my mother in law ended up getting me the 15 minutes in heaven (i.e. 15 minutes with dingo puppies) for my birthday and yesterday, Inspector Climate and I experienced what I can only assume is pure bliss.

Unfortunately, the Healesville Sanctuary is a bit of a hike from where we live - sans car - and we ended up having to go about an hour via train, and another hour via bus. Totally worth it.

This is the first time I've been to the zoo where the Australian animals were so active, to be fair that is all relative. Australian animals have adapted well to the Australian heat.

Our puppy date wasn't until 1:50pm, and we got to the zoo early so we could explore before our rendezvous.

Our first stop was the wombats. Just stop, you ridiculously cute thing.

We hung out with the echidnas and the koalas quite a bit - did you know that baby echidnas are called puggles?

One of the koalas had joey - and while she was reluctant to move and show it to her fans, she did eventually move and good gracious. I could barely contain myself.

And then came the main event. Buckle up. It's getting cute in here.

I just could not contain my glee!


  1. Oh my gosh!!! I love Healesville. I went there two years ago on my first trip to Australia, and just about died when I got to play with/feed kangaroos. Now that I know there are DINGO PUPPIES, I just might have to convince my boyfriend to take me on a little trip...

  2. OH MY GOSH! SO CUTE! I cannot stop smiling1

    XO lourdes

  3. Cue the AWWWWWs - this is adorable

  4. I cannot put into words how jealous I am of your experience. Seriously. A day like that would be heaven for me!

  5. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!! What a great present!! :)

  6. Absolutely adorable!! Visiting from Jerry's blog. ...nice meeting you. Catherine

  7. Deidre....
    I am sorry for being away all these months!! I've missed every single Blog that I read/comment on!! It feels so good to be back!! At last!! ;-D
    Puggles.... Like the Beagle/Pug "hybrids"? Interesting!! ;)
    Oh my goodness!! Those Dingo puppies are adorable!! I am so very glad you got to meet them!! Sweet!! ;-D
    Love you later, Raelyn

  8. We miss your blog posts!!!

  9. I went to see a newborn baby recently, and I have to say, these puppies are far cuter.. but I didn't tell the mother that.
    PUPPIES! DINGO PUPPIES! GAH! Must... contain ... cuteness overload!