OK, so technically March of this year probably doesn't so much count as a "throwback", per say....
...but I wanted to finally share this little video of me and Tilly, the sweet, soft, sleepy, cuddly Koala from my trip to Australia with you and so for our purposes today, this video is "throwback", k?
A few quick notes: As you'll see I can barely breathe I am so excited. I am also trying super hard not to burst into tears of pure joy, happiness and love and can assure you my heart was racing from the moment I laid eyes on her. One of the staff members at this particular facility tipped us off that you can sometimes finagle a few extra seconds with the koala if you ask the handler a bunch of questions during your photo opp, so you'll also see me bombarding the poor lady with any non I-heart-animals-so-much-it-makes-me-a-freakazoid deranged thought I can muster. We are told ahead of time not to touch their head/ears/face (I forget specifically why, but I think just to keep things structured/safe) which I promptly disregard when I snuggle my face into her ear around the :50 mark. Lucy the bulldog will tell you I am a sucker for soft animal ears and frankly, Tilly was lucky I only briefly nuzzled and didn't full out Lenny (hint: Of Mice and Men reference) her. This was definitely a highlight moment of our trip (and my life!)....
And because he is just so dang cute, here is B's turn with Tilly, who clearly loved him more than she liked me as she went straight towards nuzzling in his neck. I wish the video quality was better on this one, but you get the general warm and fuzzy idea: