Little Miracles

Last month I wrote a post titled “ A Friend in Need” about a badly hurt baby wombat Michael found on the side of the road and bought home

Wires informed us Dunlop (named Dunlop by Tweep @beeso) was very seriously hurt and they didn’t expect her to survive. Dunlop is roughly 12 months old and weighs just 6kg. On top of this it is believed she had originally being attacked by foxes. The legacy of this was numerous wounds including a very deep maggot filled injury to head, severe injuries to her feet, a large area of her back stripped of flesh and now she had been clipped by a car.

We left Dunlop in the care of WIRES angels Lorraine and Kay and kept our fingers crossed.

Last week I had a call from Lorraine and Kay inviting Michael and me to visit “Amazing Grace” 

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Bandage Bear

Lorraine and Kay said they had said so often this wombat has the most amazing will to survive they thought it fitting to call her Grace.

How much is Grace loved.  Let me show you. Firstly Grace lives with Kay and this is where Kay lives

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This is the view from Kay’s front verandah. We thought we lived in paradise

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Everyday Kay and Lorraine lovingly dress Grace’s wounds and feed her milk bottles

Bottle Feeding Grace

Grace has to be held like this for her bottle otherwise she chews the teat to bits ( they discovered this hold after Grace had bitten through 12 teats)


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Grace’s back has fresh new skin

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The nasty wound on her head is healing nicely thanks to “Solugel” applied with love

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Her feet need a lot of attention

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With staples assisting the torn soles to heal

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and lots and lots of cuddles

What next for Grace. Well we will keep you informed but things are looking very promising. Little Miracles do happen 

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

2 thoughts on “Little Miracles”

  1. Beautiful story, she has been so lucky to fall into so many great sets of hands in her journey to recovery!

  2. Awwwww Gracey Dunlop, you are so precious and strong……good luck on your road to recovery you are very loved 🙂

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