Monday, May 13, 2013

Can You Dance Like a Kangaroo? Just asking…


Can you Dance like a kangarool

Created in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Growing up I had the privilege of having access to, and a love of the bush of Australia. My dad was a boy from the bush and he knew heaps about the flora and fauna that lived there. I grew up with the typical array of pets like dogs and cats, rabbits, budgies, the less usual goats and horses and the down right uncommon echidna (which just burrowed its way out of the backyard and went bush) or owl or lizard or snake, and I spent my younger years with a baby kangaroo that had been orphaned.

As she (Skippy, original huh?) grew bigger we would watch her ‘box’ the washing and pantyhose on the line leaning back on her massively strong tail and kicking with her back legs. When we moved into town we of course couldn’t keep her so she moved to a fauna garden and had her own joey or two.

This was back in the late Seventies when it wasn’t unlawful to have native animals as pets. We have progressed now of course and would never encourage animals being taken from their environment,these days I am very happy just to observe and appreciate from afar.

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