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Koala Mittens for burnt Koalas

Old 01-10-2015, 05:17 PM
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koala-mittens-001.jpgWe have been having terrible bushfires here in Australia and it is only the start of the summer. Our wildlife suffers terribly, amongst them our beloved Koala Bears, a call has gone out to make mittens in cotton fabric to protect their burnt paws, the Koalas are rescued from the bush taken to vets and wildlife carers where our mittens will be distributed. Koalas cannot be returned to the wild if their paws are damaged as they need to climb gum trees to eat the leaves, their burns can take 12 months to heal. So I raided my stash and have made around 50 mittens so far, here is an example, I will post them off tomorrow and continue to make them as they are needed. I tried to make them in bright colors (no red yellow or orange, the colour of fires) silly me for thinking this.

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Old 01-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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OH, That is terrible that they get burnt. How nice of you to make these mittins. Thank you!!!
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:24 PM
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Those are so pretty, and I wouldn't have known they were for that. You are so sweet to make them. I love the animals too in our world. They are so precious, and innocent to all the hazards.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:40 PM
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I saw a picture of one recently burned. So sad, thank you for thinking of them!
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:44 PM
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That's so kind of you for doing something extra special for the burnt paws.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:53 PM
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They are such darling animals. While in Australia a few years ago I had the great pleasure to hold one. He/she was so sweet. I wanted to take him/her home. I feel just awful that they have suffered burns and I applaud your efforts to help them. You are very kind and thoughtful.
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I saw the poor little things with their paws bandaged and in mittens on the news. I am sure your mittens will be put to good use.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:54 PM
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What a wonderful thing to do. Poor bears! I hope they all recover and that the fires can be put out.
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how horrible they got burned and how nice of you to do this for them.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:26 PM
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You are an Angel for the Koala's, God Bless You
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