I have been at the beach for the better part of the past two weeks and I have loads of fabulous, nautical things coming y'alls way in the next few days!
This post is going to describe one of the most random things that I have ever witnessed. You know the saying "stranger things have happened." Well that does not apply to this... Nothing more strange than this has ever happened. At least not at Atlantic Beach.
Here's what happened -
I was visiting my cousins at the house they were staying at for the week in this neighborhood at Atlantic Beach.
We were lounging at this awesome, oceanside pool for the day.
We played with my cousin's little girl, Stella, in the pool.
We got to take in this breathtaking view.
and then my friends. We saw a kangaroo. Yup, you read this correctly. A kan-ga-roo. A real, hopping, Australian kangaroo; that, yes, was wearing a diaper. While standing in the pool I hear a little boy say "We have a kangaroo in our bag" and, of course, I think he is kidding. But sure enough, his mom dumps her pool bag out and out hops a kangaroo. I thought for sure I was being punked or was going to be on a future episode of Candid Camera...
Here's a video of Rooby (that was its name) hopping around the pool. That is me laughing at the end.
The story behind Rooby coming to the pool is that she is a service pet. Her owner is a trauma therapist that is raising her to help with patients. I think this is a superb idea, it certainly made me smile... But this afternoon will forever go down in history as one of the most bizarre things to ever happen at a pool in Atlantic Beach and one of the most random afternoons of my life.
I told Stella that I am about 100% sure she's the only baby in the entire United States that got to hang out with a kangaroo, at a pool, on this day...