Sunday, 30 August 2015

Party time for Patrick!

Here at the Dougall Diaries we would like to wish a very happy THIRTIETH birthday to Patrick the Wombat from Ballarat.

Patrick is the oldest bare-nosed wombat in captivity, by 10 years!! And at a MASSIVE 40kgs, he has GOT to be the biggest too!!

My peep is a massive fan of Patrick, and keeps telling me we look alike... But I don't see it...

Patrick's keepers at the Ballarat Wildlife Park, to help perpetual batchelor Patrick out on his birthday, have set up a Tinder account for the S.N.A.W. (sensitive-new-aged-wombat).

We wish you luck in your search for love, Patrick, and hope your get plenty of carrots and rides in your barrow for your birthday.

Woofs, from Dougall.


  1. Are you certain that it isn't a giant squirrel???

  2. Happy birthday Patrick - you are one big boy

  3. SHE says we look like wombats, too. SHE loves them. We watched Patrick on the News. Apparently, Patrick initially got loads of offers for a girlfriend--then they realised he was the wombat and not the keeper....bwahaahaa!

  4. HOLY MARSUPIALS!!! That is one big boy!!! Ma thought that third pic was photoshopped!!! He probably eats as much as me! (okays, I knows that's impossible! hehehehe)
    Happy Happy Happy Burthday Patrick!
    Ruby ♥

  5. I can see da resemblous. It the eyes. You and Patrick have da same look in da eyes.

  6. Happy 30th, Patrick! You sure are one big boy!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Oh no I think your mum is right, I do see a faint likeness.

    Aroo to you,

  8. Wow, he is big! Are you scared of Patrick?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. We can see the resemblance between the wombat and a fat Scottie. If he lost a little weight, he might have a longer life. Happy birthday to Patrick!

  10. We think that Patrick does kinda looks like you, so maybe HE wants to be a 'Scottie!

  11. How cool! I never knew that Ballarat had a famous wombat named Patrick. And 30 years old too! I didn't know that Scottie people say they look like wombats, I can't say I've noticed. But you often have to know someone well to see things like that. I often thought wombats were like a giant version of my Cocoa the black guinea pig.

  12. We miss you & hope everything is ok.
    Hope you come back soon.
    xo Cinnamon

  13. OH my golly! Patrick is great. Let's make him an honorary Scottie.

  14. What a unique pet! My name is Christmas, and I'm a miniature Dachshund running for mayor of Blogville! My mom and I have a blog and we hope you can visit it and follow, too! Thanks for bringing lots of smileys to Blogville!

  15. Hope you are well mates, love an woooos!

    Nuk & family

  16. Happy 13th Birthday to Patrick. He is such a handsome big boy in the photos. We are happy that we saw these great photos of him. Have a great rest of your weekend.
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