The wallaby Mum I mentioned is still coming in and resting by the house wall.
Despite my erratic comings and goings, sometimes away for days, she seems to feel quite secure there and doesn’t care what I do.
Her joey has its head out of the pouch more often, although not when Mum stretches out for a midday sleep.
And yesterday it happened: the joey and I locked eyes for the first time. It felt as momentous as when my babies suddenly focused on my face and I knew for sure that they knew me.
This joey and I — and therefore you all — are going to gain so much joy from our developing relationship. Well, we will — not sure how the joey will rate it!