Hey, What’cha Readin’?

Is it one of them mystery books, like The Notorious Nibbling Wombat? Or is it a how-to book, like Wombat Belly Rubbing for Beginners? Them’s my favorites.



  1. kibblenibble says:


  2. Definitely a better love story that Twilight.

  3. *than

  4. Wov wov wov.

  5. WOW!!! I can’t decide who’s more adorable–the wombat ot the Bluey! *keels over*

  6. That’s OR the Bluey. @#!*!! broken wrist!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    At first I was like, What, a wombat? Ew! And then I was like, Ugh, FINE, I’ll watch it twice.

  8. Carol Downes says:

    Why is it I hear Donny Osmond in the background warbling “They Call it Wombat Love……….” tra la la.. He’s been reading Wombat & Bluey: Forbidden Lurve! (Antipodean’s and their animals that we don’t have..)

  9. Carol Downes says:

    And the Wombat is a much better actor than Kristin Stewart………….

  10. Soooo, wombats like belly rubs, huh? *plotting*

  11. Pretty amazing video. What is the backstory here?!? Was this a random wombat drop by? Or did the wombat already know his masseuse? Where was this? Inquiring minds want to know…

  12. Ahhhhhh… so relaxed and happy! I need a nap now.

  13. It’s not fair that Aussies have so many cute anipals, koalas, wallabies, dingo puppeh and furry adorable wombat who loves belly rubs !! I am so jealous!

  14. Whaaaaaattt!!!??? What do I have to do in order to have a wombat friend????

  15. Oh MAH GAH.

  16. 260Oakley says:

    You need to start a wombook club.

  17. emmberrann says:

    Ahhhhh. Wombats. Now my day is complete.

  18. Mariana says:

    Yup, that was my face when Mr. Wombat flopped over for a tummy rub.

  19. Kari Callin says:

    So this video proves my theory: Any person reading a book sends out a magnetic signal to nearby animals, drawing them to said person, to be woogied on and cuddled, as that signal states that the person is not busy enough to not be interupted for said woogie-ing activity. ;D


  21. Acme Birdseed says:

    Here’s the backstory from the U Tubes:

    UPDATE 28th Feb 2013:
    Since this video got some more attention lately, a few words about what you see here: Douglas is an orphaned Wombat who was taken care of at a school camp (where we have been WWOOFing) near Tallangatta in Victoria, Australia.
    This video is 3 years old so he was just a little baby there! He was meant to be released into the wild someday but since it´s been a long while ago I lost touch with the family who runs the camp…but since I got so many comments and views and watched this video again, I´m really curious what Douglas´ life turned out to be!
    He was the best experience I´ve ever had with an animal!
    He once sat himself down in his own (very green) poo and had this nasty little stain on his butt…hahaha…he was just too funny!
    I f****** miss that fella!!!

  22. now, now ……. let’s all play nice ‘roun here ….. not sayin ye’re right or wrong, just wanting everything to “sound and look perfect” ….. 😉

  23. bcuz Life isn’t Fair ???

    Existentialists R Us.

  24. Theresa says:

    Peeps, peeps! Threadjacking to show you Dalmatian puppehs frenzying out over peanut butter!

  25. ok I’ll admit it. He’s not a kittycat, a goat, a llellyphant or a horse or a long luxurious haired GP.

    and he’s cute. the wombat is cute.

    *mumble grumble mutter*


  27. Has no one noticed that we need to devote an ENTIRE calendar to the one rubbing that adorable wombat belleh?

  28. Martha in Washington says:

    A ginger…reading a book…belleh-rubbing a wombat…yep, shut down the interwebs, there’s nothing more to see!

    Also, I think the nice man might need some sunblock rubbed on his back. *arms waving frantically* “Pick Me! Pick Me!”

  29. Shannon says:

    Meet Mr. March in the Men of CO calendar. *swoon*

  30. They balance it by also having tons of things that can kill you.

  31. Mary (the first) says:

    I noticed. I definitely noticed.

  32. kibblenibble says:

    Martha, I was thinking the same thing!
    *lines up to apply sunblock* 😛

  33. 260Oakley says:

    Nicely spotted, Theresa!

  34. SlaveToCat says:

    You left out Aussie Life Guards. Just sayin.

  35. 6rabbits says:

    I think it also has something to with laying down on the ground/floor, in my experience at least! 🙂

  36. these lusty youngsters ’round hyah —

  37. *snerk*

  38. kibblenibble says:

    Young at heart, anyway, Fird… 🙂

  39. Let’s not forget that all time classic by the Captain & Tenille…”Wombat Luv”.
    I’m pretty sure this video was made at the annual muskrat convention thus the change from wombat to muskrat.

  40. That woman has ten fingers & all those pups & she’s using only ONE butter knife ???

  41. That fur looks sooooooo thick & soft !!!!!!!!!!! Anyone care to join me foe a belleh zerbert ?

  42. ooops ! FOR a …..

  43. Copperbat says:

    Me too! Definitely Men off CO material. Super hunky even without the over-the-top kew-OOT-ness of his wombat pal.

  44. lisaLASSIE says:

    Disapproving hoomin here. I must have spent thousands of hours in my youth lying outside in the grass reading. And how many times did a baby wombat walk up to me, nibble on my fingers, then lie there looking excruciatingly cute while I rubbed its belly?
    Once? Thrice? Fifteen times? No. Try…….NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exactly is that fair? Well, I’m waiting for an explanation. No: I’m waiting for a baby wombat to be delivered to me!!!!!!! Please see to it, CO.

  45. fleurdamour says:

    It sure works on the city bus – everyone always wants to know what I am reading.

  46. fleurdamour says:

    Actually, I think there 101 of them.

  47. A lot of people say that. It’s a meme.

  48. lisaLASSIE says:

    All alone in the Mod Lounge on a Sunday night. And somebody cleaned out the fridge! oh nooes. But wait! Packages of ginger cookies in pantry and a deoicious selection of teas.

  49. Giving a wombat a belly rub is now on my bucket list…right under “look at hippo toes” and “giggle at giraffe lips in their natural habitat”.

  50. Mamabear says:

    I was just thinking that same thing.

  51. OMG??? could that little guy get any cuter? Wombat belly rubs are now added to my bucket list… I didn’t know they are so cute!

  52. Adorable!

  53. Wombats. Yet another reason to be proud to be Australian (along with numbats; Google THAT one!).
    Yup, not takin’ any of them animules for granted.

  54. Martha in Washington says:

    Thanks FB! I do so appreciate being called a “youngster”!
    Not As Young As I Think I Am

  55. I think wombats are endangered. Why don’t they just let people keep them as pets? They’d be so popular they’d be off the endangered list in no time. Same with pandas. I’d have at least one of each!

  56. phred's mom says:

    It also works with my sig. other, who feels
    compelled, compelled I tell you! to read
    aloud to me while I’m engrossed in my
    book. Arrgghh!

  57. phred's mom says:

    Yes indeedy!

  58. phred's mom says:

    Some things never wane, Firdie.

  59. I can totally relate. 🙂

  60. yolanda says:

    ummm, this is a baby wombat. I’m living with a pubescent parrot. You thought teen girls were rough? Similarily, I’d bet wombats make lousy roommates when they grow up.

  61. Lilbanjogal says:

    We need a “Fave-Frame” (TM) of that schnozzle…the wombat’s. Ok. and the cutie pie guy’s too.

  62. jjjjuuuuus dewin’ mah job hyah folks ….glad t’be of help 🙂

  63. Head exploded at “let’s get more comfortable for a nice belly rub position”

  64. Where is this magical land of green grass, songbirds and cuddly wombats??

  65. Australia is FULL of dangerous/venomous/poisonous critters 😯

  66. I LOVE wombats. YAY!

  67. Oh, Wombat! Wombat!

  68. EasternDreamer says:

    As much as I would love to pet the adorable wombat, I’d have my belly rubbed by this guy anytime. 😉

  69. 6rabbits says:

    Oooooooooo! I have nearly k*lled family members for doing that! I’m all “Can’t you see I’m READING!!!!!” ARRRRGH, indeed! 🙂

  70. Catsquatch says:

    Awwww…. Hims wantses hims WUUUBBBSSS!!!!

  71. That happens to my mom ALL the time! She’ll sit down on the couch and tell my dad she’s going to read for a while, then when she’s trying to read, he’ll start talking to her, and there’s nothing she can do without him getting all hurt-bunny over it. So if she really wants to read and be left alone she has to go upstairs to her woman-cave (my old bedroom) to do it.

  72. Where beer does flow and men chunder? 😛

  73. i think this must be what heaven is like. you don’t have to pick out clothes and all types of animals hang out and fall asleep while birds chirp in the background!