Monday, February 8, 2010

w.i.r.e.s

Had a rad weekend!  The Moops (haha Seinfeld joke) came to stay with their 2 little angels.  Love those kids... but as with any visit where children are involved, Micko and I really embrace the silence factor once they've left.  Monty is Micko's biggest fan... so the soundscape is constantly filled with high pitched squeals of  'Micko!  Micko!  Guess What?  Guess What?' and 'Mick-ooh!' and 'Excuse me Micko...' (the boy has manners!)   As usual it was fab to spend some time with one of my favourite families.

It's been wet and rainy here for the past week... still disgustingly warm and humid.  Saturday morning was no different, Krabes and I decided to head to Coffs (with the Angels) for a spot of shopping.  On the way, we noticed Valla Beach Markets were on so we pulled in for a quick squiz.

It was pretty quiet (due to the rain) but I stumbled across the W.I.R.E.S tent (or Wildlife Information Rescue Education Service).  Now, I 've been wanting to do some volunteer work forever... one of those 'good intentions' that forever seem to be on the back burner.  I finally bit the bullet and signed up!

So, I'll be doing their Rescue and Immediate Care Course in a few weeks... then I'll start volunteering.  All they ask is that you man the phones once a month (and it's diverted to your number so you don't have to go sit in an office all day).  In addition, you can become a wildlife carer or rescuer (obviously a lot more work than answering a phone for a day a month).  I'm soooo excited - partly about learning new skills but also about finally giving something back. 

Wonder what this little Aussie native will think?



14 comments:

Masala Chica said...

Karls - that's awesome - way to go in doing something that sounds like it will be pretty effing amazing (while also giving back). But don't bring any of those animals home because that would be weird. especially since that other crazy ass snake probably just left.

glad you had a great weekend! We got 3 feet (3 effing feet!) of snow!.

Cuh-razy.
kiran

Christine Vi said...

That sounds fantastic! I have a friend who loves the World Wildlife Fund and all other organizations supporting wildlife and endangered species. It would be amazing to learn more about animals and giving back to the environment!

gina said...

Hoe exciting to find a cause that piques your interest, that one sounds a bit wild for me. ;)

RN Mama said...

I love that you said you went out for "a spot of shopping." Am I allowed to say that? Or, is that strictly Aussie?

Kellyansapansa said...

What a fabulous way to give back. Good on you!

Cathy said...

Good for you! And I wouldn't want any of those animals in my house, except maybe the koala.

livemorenow said...

good luck with that and have lots of fun. I just hope they don't want you to take in an injured drop bear or yowie.

HeatherLynn said...

I was the same way about volunteer work, kept saying I wanted to do it, and then FINALLY i just did it and was like, well for crying out loud, what was so freaking hard about getting started!?!??!

it's really rewarding...and you've picked an interesting enough cause....

as for taking in some wildlife, I grew up with a house full of these types of critters....they are a lot of fun!

~hl~

foxy said...

How cool! I can't wait to hear how your experience progresses...

drollgirl said...

dude!!! i want to do that, too!!! LIKE, NOW!!! i hope you love it!!!

bananas. said...

karls!!! you have a heart of gold. i love animals so this sounds like something i would totally do.

do you get to hold a koala too? JEALOUS!!!!

btw when i was getting my hair done this weekend, a lady came in for her appointment and guess what her name was? karls. i thought of you instantly.

P said...

I always wanted my own koala bear.

Mind you, I hear they're vicious little buggers...

WhisperingWriter said...

Awesome.

Ack, is that a BAT in the first picture though. I could not mess with a bat. No thanks.

Amy said...

So cool you're giving something back! Such a great organization you chose!

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