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!