As the critters woke up this morning they all got the same niggling feeling that they were meant to be doing something today. They all racked their brains but couldn't come up with what it was, so they decided to check the calendar.
Upon examining the calendar they discovered they didn't have anything special to do today, but boy did they have a jam-packed couple of months ahead! September 9th is HERBERT'S BIRTHDAY!!! How had they forgotten that?! They'll have to get busy with party preparations! In October they they'll be taking a trip to Melbourne for the Finders Keepers Market.
In November they'll be travelling up to Brisbane for the Finders Keepers Market! And in December they'll be heading back to Melbourne for the Big Design Market! They suddenly felt very relieved that they had nothing on today and would take the opportunity to relax.
This week the creatures made a new friend - Doo Doo Pickle - an extremely excitable young critter from Torquay, Victoria. Seeing as it was Doo Doo Pickle's first time in Sydney (and because of his contagious excitement), Milla the raccoon and Theodore the wombat took it upon themselves to show Doo Doo Pickle the sights of Sydney.
They started at the opera house, which was clearly not a disappointment! Then continued on to the botanical gardens.
Once they were inside the botanical gardens they consulted a map - mostly because Doo Doo Pickle wanted to, Milla and Theodore know it's almost positively impossible to get lost in the gardens.
They took turns scanning the horizon.
Then they came across the most cimbable tree they'd ever seen in their lives! It wasn't until they were halfway up the tree that they noticed this sign! Feeling a little bad they debated whether or not the sign applied to critters as well as humans - they decided it was definitely aimed just at humans.
After their climb they stumbling upon the prettiest tulips they had ever seen (Doo Doo Pickle was particularly pleased they were pretty much the same colour as him).
Then there was the best view they'd ever seen! This would definitely be a photo for the mantlepiece! After marvelling at the view for an extended period of time, the critters felt all the excitement had left them a little exhausted so it was time to head homewards.
These three critters plus many more will be available to buy at a lovely new shop in Torquay called Oishi-m.
The critters found a new game, klop, on their recent trip to Melbourne. They were super excited and decided this beautiful spring-esque day would be the perfect time to try it out in the park.
Ada the giraffe and Lily the red panda started setting up the game while Augustine the turtle and Harry the yeti read the instructions. It seemed fairly straight forward - you throw a small log at a bunch of numbered pegs and try to get to 50 point.
Augustine was the first to give the small log a whirl and what a whirl it was!
Augustine scored 12 points, the maximum amount possible on the first go! Everyone looked on in amazement and awe. None of them were sure they could match Augustine's efforts, but it was still anyone's game!
Harry was the score keeper and did an excellent job of it, yetis are known world wide for their fairness in games.
All the critters had a few turns and revelled in their own little successes.
But as the game neared its end and Harry added up the scores it came down to one throw, if Augustine scored 4 points victory would be his! With his confidence still soaring from his first outstanding hit, Augustine took aim and he knew as soon as the small log left his hands that he would hit the no.4 peg. He won!!! He enjoyed a very proud moment before they launched into another round.