#JusJoJan – 1/24/2021

You know how when you see something really cute like a baby or a puppy it triggers an “Awwww” response? That happened for me this past Christmas when my family, knowing how fond I am of Koalas, adopted a mom and joey called Peace and Harmony! Let me hear it…awww!

I have koalas in some form all over the house and in the studio. I used a stuffed koala as a focal point when I was having our first daughter.

I use this cutie as my logo.
This one is in the studio. Can you see the Koala stamp third from left?

I have pictures on the wall and statues of them as well. Clearly everyone knows that I have a special fondness for these little animals. Anyway, apparently there is an adoption program through the Australian Koala Foundation where you can pick a koala to adopt. The family picked a mom, Peace, and her joey, Harmony to adopt in my name. How cool is that?

Peace and Harmony

The letter talks about the fact that Peace and Harmony live in the semi-rural area of Brisbane West and there are cars and barking dogs which are a big threat to the non-aggressive koalas who don’t really understand the danger. My kids felt that since we live on a busy street, have a dog, and their mom is all about keeping peace and harmony in our family, these two would be perfect for me and they were right!

I got my official certificate yesterday along with some information about koalas and some stickers and fun stuff, triggering yet another “awww!” Bonus, if I’m ever in the area of Brisbane West, I can visit Peace and Harmony at the sanctuary! When can we travel again?

Isn’t that an unusual and thoughtful gift? Thanks to Linda for the prompt of Trigger for today’s Just Jot January.

About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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19 Responses to #JusJoJan – 1/24/2021

  1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! That is so precious and perfect!! I hope you get updates from them and share them with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. That was some major “aww!” ๐Ÿ™‚ What a neat gift! I hope you do get to visit them.

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  3. Tara says:

    That is the coolest gift! and yeah… awwwwwwwwwwwww.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    You realize that Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory is fond of koalas, right? What a fun thing to receive as a gift. Good job, family.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Ally, I love Big Bang but I don’t remember that fact about Sheldon. Thanks for telling me. I’ll have to pay more attention to the reruns. It was a totally perfect gift. I mean, who doesn’t want Peace and Harmony?

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  5. John Holton says:

    Did you see that, when they had the brush fires there, when the firefighters came off duty many of them went and cuddled the koalas who had been traumatized? Neat gift!

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  6. Erica/Erika says:

    Adopting Koalas………awww, you hooked me in, Janet. You have raised exceptionally thoughtful children. I look forward to reading about your future visit with Peace and Harmony.๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Aww! ^__^ I used to love koalas. They’re still very cute, but when I was a kid, I was almost obsessed with koalas.

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  8. Such a lovely and unique gift!! I love it!

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