Today is Australia Day. Being the patriotic tiger I am, I like to celebrate the day. Here’s me in my way cool, Australia Day headband. And congratulations to Michael Dodson on being awarded Australian of the Year 2009.
Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes on Facebook and Twitter yesterday. I had a great day. After all the fun and excitement (and cool presents) Wesley and I sat down for an ice cream. Here’s us about to tuck into our favourite:
I’m feeling a little bit older and more mature.
Yesterday was one of my flat-mate’s birthday. Boy was he surprised when he came home last night and found Wesley and me waiting with a big birthday present for him.
Wesley and I were out at the shops during the day and found the perfect gift for him. We love giving gifts – it is so good to see the look of joy on their face as they unwrap their presents.
Time flies. It’s hard to believe that 3 months have gone by since I adopted Wesley. He’s such a cute, adorable little guy. He’s growing up fast, and pretty soon he’ll be too old for me to be tucking into bed each night – already he’s telling me to stop fussing over him 🙂
Sometimes I just like watching him sleep – so beautiful and peaceful.
I really like hanging out with my flat-mates – they’re so cool!
One of the great things they do is have friends over for dinner, and very kindly invite me to join them. We always have a good time, and sometimes they even recognise me from some of my action films.
After we’ve had a nice dinner there’s plenty of cleaning up to do. I always pitch in and help of course. One of my favourite jobs is doing the vacuuming. Here’s a few shots of me in action.
Sometimes people treat me cautiously because they think I might hurt them. Admittedly some of the roles I play can give the impression I’m a tough tiger, but (as I’ve said before) I’m really quite shy – I wouldn’t hurt anyone.
In fact most of us tigers are pretty shy – deep down we just want to be friends with you. And this extends to my fellow lions, panthers, leopards and other feline friends.
If you ever needed proof then check out one of my favourite videos about Christian the Lion. It’s old (from 1969, long before I was even born) but is just as true today as then:
Just a quick note to say hi to everyone. For the last month or so I’ve been overseas working on the upcoming James Bond film – Quantum of Solace. This time I was called in to help with choreography on one of the huge action scenes – wait until you see the explosive boat sequence at the start – it is some of my best work.
Anyway I’m back in Sydney for a well earned rest over the next month.
Here’s me on the set with Daniel and Olga:
Occasionally I get asked along to press conferences if they are talking about production related topics (eg stunt work):
I’m very proud to announce that I have adopted a baby polar bear named Wesley.
As a busy stunt tiger I’ve been very lucky in life. And for a little while now I’ve been hoping to help out someone less fortunate than myself.
On my recent trip to the USA I came across this wonderful little guy who needed a loving home. So, as I announced on Twitter earlier this week, I adopted him. He’s now part of the von Turkleberry family. He’s named Wesley, and he’s very cute.
Here’s a picture of Wesley and me. He’s still a little shy.
Here’s the official certificate of adoption that came through yesterday.
And here’s some details about Wesley that Ms Birdy provided. He loves Marshmallows.
You may not know this, but the whole reason I started this blog was to share my adventures with Jemma. She’s my very special friend.
Well, I so excited to say that I finally met Jemma this weekend. I’m only here for 3 days, which makes it really hard (since I’m going so soon after arriving).
But I’ve cherished the time I’ve been able to spend with her. Here’s me and Jemma. She is so beautiful and kind-hearted.
I’m really going to miss her. But I’ll keep telling her all about my adventures. And there’s a chance I might see her next year. Here’s hoping.
After dinner we went to an Irish pub. This was my first time in a pub. I was carded by the security guard on the door, but he recognised me from some of films and ushered me in.
Everyone was drinking Guinness, which is apparently a drink the Irish make. Not wanting to be anti-social, and always keen for new adventures I went up to the bar and ordered one for myself.
It was pretty tasty.
And it went down quite smoothly. However, by half way through I knew I’d had had enough – I’ve only got a small body. So, being the responsible tiger I am I left it there.