STORY OF LULU
A mother kangaroo was dying.
Beside the road they found her lying.
And when beside her they did crouch,
They found a joey in her pouch.
The Richards' took the young Roo home.
They couldn't leave her there alone!
The family reared her as a pet,
And Lulu was the name she'd get.
She'd follow Len around the farm
And soon became his good luck charm
For when a branch fell on his head
He lay unconscious - as if dead.
When Lulu saw he'd come to harm
She barked and barked, to raise the alarm.
The family were at once alerted,
For the barking now was quite concerted.
They found her there beside her master.
Did her quick response avert disaster?
If Lulu had not been their guide,
Perhaps he could have even died!
Such loyalty deserves great praise,
Though kangaroos would rather graze.
But with a medal in her paw,
She'll be a legend that's for sure.
And maybe somewhere in her mind
That Roo has traveled back in time
And seen a human in a crouch,
Lift a joey from its pouch.
Poem By Bill Charlton 2003