Wombat Day 2012
For the eighth annual Wombat Day celebration, the Wombies made eight little Wombat Day cakes. Wombat Day is observed every October 22, and is usually celebrated with chocolate cake and wine gums. Stories about the wombat, and the wombat’s origin are told, and the party ends with a display of fireworks. The secret Wombat Dance is also performed at the more traditional celebrations.
More information about Wombat Day can be found here. Instruction on how to make your very own Wombat Day cake are also available.
|2013 Wombat Calendars are available from the Native Animal Rescue Group website. Money from the sale of the calendars helps raise orphaned and rescued wombats.|
Other Great Wombat Day Posts From Around The World:
Soma Mukherjee posted on her Somkritya blog a tribute to Wombat Day which included the video you can see below.
Debbie Adams celebrated Wombat Day by painting a couple of scenes from the party which you can see on her Wombat Day 2012 post on her Debbie Adams Art blog.
Androgoth drew a picture of the Wombat Day party at his My Gothic Realm blog. You can see his drawing on his Wombat Day 2012 entry.
Cha dressed up the Wombies in their favorite costumes for Wombat Day. You can see what they dressed up as on Cha’s Wombat Day 2012 post on her Dontchawannadream blog.
Tony McGurk drew a special Tasmanians cartoon for Wombat Day featuring a whole mob of wombats. Tony’s Wombat Day 2012 cartoon can be seen on his Tasmanians blog.
Androgoth sketched another drawing of the Wombat Day party, this time featuring some of the other Wombies who were there. His drawing can be seen on his Wombania post.
Loon announced Wombat Day 2012 to the world on her Have A Great Wombat Day post on her ****** Loon blog.
Sandee put up a notice for Wombat Day which you can read on her Happy Wombat Day entry on Comedy Plus.
Wendy Reid posted a Wombat Day notice on her Wendy’s Works blog which you can read on her Happy Wombie Day post.
Androgoth drew a third Wombat Day offering, which can be seen on his Wombat Day Party post.
Red posted a Happy Wombat Day! entry on her Mommas Money Matters blog to mark the occasion.
Bo Lumpkin put up a Happy Wombat Day post on his blog featuring his dog Rocky.
The Cryptic Philosopher mentioned WD and put up a video In honor of Wombat Day on his blog.
Book Mama wrote a Celebrating Wombats in Children’s Books article for Wombat Day 2012.
The Cook’s County blog put up a recipe for wombat pie on their I’m celebrating Wombat Day post.
Diary of a House Sitter and Traveller blogged that World Wombat Day was mentioned on the radio on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) in Australia this morning.
Wombat Day video by created by Soma Mukherjee
Wombat Brownie with chocolate M&M candies made for Wombat Day 2012
What a lovely happy day Wish all my sweet gorgeous generous warm friends a beautiful day chocolate day….
Peter you are Rockstar, what a beautiful place you have created…
Hugs n love to all Wombies and wombat friends 🙂
And oh I just took the Are you a wombie test and scored 100/110
i hope i made you proud 🙂
I don’t doubt you’re 110% Wombie, Soma! Not at all.
Thank you, Soma. Your continued support and enthusiasm mean a lot to me. Happy Wombat Day!
I really like your video Soma it’s awesome, the music you chose is perfect too and what a wickedly excellent Wombie surprise I think it’s fangtastic 🙂 😉 Well done you 😉
I couldn’t agree more! Soma’s video is wonderful!
Absolutely 🙂 🙂
Hi Binky, Winky, Twink & Fraz. I jut stopped by to say hope you Have a HAPPY WOMBAT DAY!!!
Loved the 2 videos. Chocolate Cake & Wine Gums for everyone!!!
Now I’m going to check out all the other blogs you linked to Bye!!!
Thanks, Tony. Happy Wombat Day to you, too! But no canned wombat today, okay?
Your cartoon is wicked too Tony
and yes… NO canned Wombat or
else? 🙁 lol Happy Wombie Day 🙂
OMG, can you see me? I’m doing a Wombienam style dance. Sexy chocolate cake…..
Oh and HAPPY WOMBAT DAY!!!!!!
Happy Wombat Day, Loon! I had to shield the little guys’ eyes from your dance, though. Too intense!
I peeped a few times 😉 lol
Now you have to wash your eyes out with soap!
Yes I am just doing that now 🙁
Might need heavy duty detergent 🙂 Some things can not be unseen 🙁
*Passes the eye bleach*
Poor Andro may never see again!
Wow have you seen how our naughty ladies are ganging up on poor little me, I have been hiding out by the tombstones waiting for them to retreat with the bleach and detergent soaked sponges, luckily I had a nice stash of choco buns and wine gums 🙂
Yes, they can get quite feisty sometimes. Luckily you found a safe place to hide, otherwise there’s no telling what might have happened.
Oh WOW!!! Womnam Style. You sound like one smokin’ hot green eyed fly.
Oh.. sorry but Drawing Bloke said I shouldn’t say stuff like that…
You’d better be careful of what you wish for, Ed. It might be a wombat trap.
LOL, I am so using Womnam Style 🙂
Look out world!
Yes it’s the dance of the seven pancakes and
wow do you look good in them Loon 🙂 😉
Gotta dance to reduce the calories. At this rate I’ll be dancing all month 🙁
One day of eating, 30 days of dancing!
Don’t worry you can dance with the Zombies, they often dance, actually they bop around to Bill Haley and the Comets so get your dancing shoes on Loon 🙂
I’d like to see Loon dancing with a comet.
Awesome what a lovely way to celebrate ‘Wombat Day 2012’. The music is super including the Happy Boy theme and soothing flute – Indianized tune?
Thanks, Dilip. The second video was created by Soma and the music definitely has a traditional Indian sound to it.
Wow what a wonderful party this 2012 one is my great friends the Wombies, with all of our wonderful friends here this year is going to be one of the best partying times ever, I even heard that some Werewolves, Zombies and Skeletons were calling in later, so I hope that they don’t get too scary 🙂 Have a wicked Wombat Day everyone 🙂 It’s Show Time 🙂
Thanks, Andro. Yes, this year’s Wombat Day should be the best and biggest ever, especially with all the support you’ve given us over the past year. Dig in, it’s partying time! Happy Wombat Day!
Hey we all enjoy Wombania it’s our second home and where else can anyone have non stop chocolate eating extravaganzas and pancake jolly times 🙂 🙂 Wombania is the place to be and that is every day not just Wombat Day 🙂 Have a wonderful evening Peter and watch out for Chris, Winky and Fraz have blindfolded him and sent him on a Zombie picnic, I hope that he gets back before midnight or there might not be any chocolates left 🙁
I’m glad that you continue to enjoy your visits here, as we always greatly enjoy your extensive comments and artwork.
I didn’t know that about Chris. I hope he survives. What that guy has to put up with sometimes!
I am sure that Winky and Fraz will make sure he returns safely and Binky will more than likely fetch a few hot pancakes from Twink’s pancake making machine 🙂 I heard Deb and Twink mention that Chris was doing all the washing up so he will need to eat something before that 🙂
I think I’m glad I’m on this side of the page. I’m not sure I could endure what Chris has to put up with!
I wonder if he has finished the washing up yet? 🙁 lol
I haven’t seen him since Wombat Day, so I think he’s still toiling away.
Happy Wombat Day to the sweetest, most friendliest Wombies in the whole world! Thank you Chris for taking care of them, and thank you Peter for all you do!
I also want to wish a Happy Wombat Day to everyone here that participates on each of the hilarious comics each week, and through out…you make it that much more fun here!
Then Wombat Day video you created is fantastic, and a wonderful surprise too! 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Deb, and happy Wombat Day to you, too! Your art and comments add enormously to the atmosphere and enjoyment here. And I’m glad you liked the video.
The video is brilliant Peter, and Soma’s is also a brilliant surprise 🙂 What a wondrously nice Wombat Day 🙂 Happy Wombat Day everyone 🙂
Thanks again, Andro. You always say the nicest things. Maybe we should extend Wombat Weekend to Wombat Week.
Or maybe just carry
on throughout the year 🙂
That could work, too!
I guess it already does!
Yes bring on the chocolate pancakes and wine gums surprise it’s Wombie Day again 🙂
I try to make every day Wombie Day. Chocolate time!
Twink needed a break this morning form all the work she’s been doing for Wombat Day 2012. So I made a great big breakfast for everyone of chocolate, chocolate chip pancakes and crispy spam slices.
Thank you, Deb. I could certainly use a break! Your breakfast was delicious!
Yes it was delicious Deb but what are we all having for supper 😉
Chocolate, pancakes, milkshakes, wine gums, Spambo Whambo burgers, cake, marshmallows, and fudge.
Wow what a feast, I can hardly wait thank you Twink 🙂 You are sooooooooo generous with your baking and cooking 🙂
Official cook of the Wombies!
Twink, you should stop by our place and load up. There is a large spread over there.
I think I will! I need a rest!
I need a rest from eating all those marshmallows 🙂
Those extra big ones at night?
Hey there my Canadian Cousins!!! I make my 1st debut comic strip tomorrow, Tues 23/10/2012
I was in Tony’s Wombat Day comic. I’m on the far right in the 2nd row & I’ve decided to hang around. Seein’ as yous are family & all I thought I’d give you guys an early notification of my coming presence…
Cheers guys & don’t get sick from too much chocolate cake!!!
Welcome to Wombania, Ed. It’s where all of your Wombie cousins reside. We’ll be sure to be there for your debut tomorrow. The world could definitely use more wombats.
Hey Ed grab some chocolates it’s party time 🙂
Welcome, Ed! I hope you will not mind a visit from me and Bruno to your WD celebration.
If you bring chocolates, I bet Ed wouldn’t mind at all!
That’s right, Ed. You are more than welcome to stop by our place for more Wombie fun!
You are both welcome to join me too 🙂 There are always lots of goodies to be had in my Space so no need to bring anything to eat 🙂
Can I come, too?
Sure, you can go with us. We are headed there next.
Oh boy! My stomach is ready!
Come on around Wombies. There’s plenty of beer & chocolate cake left!!!
We’re coming! Another place to party! Hurray!
Of course 🙂
I knew you’d let me come along, Andro!
Happy Wombat Day!!! 😀
Happy Wombat Day to you, too, Bill!
what sweetness 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx
HAPPY WOMBAT DAY YOU GUYS 🙂
ALL BEAUTIFUL GIFTS 🙂 XXX
🙂 i am gonna make you a little poem card in a bit 🙂 before the day is thru xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox
Love to alllllllll 🙂
wombania rules xo
Happy Wombat Day to you, too, Cat!
Happy Wombat Day!!!
Awesome video, too, Mr. M. (and I really enjoyed Soma’s video as well)!
I guess I’d better go eat some more cake, now… just doing what I can to help out, you know! 😉
Thanks, Robert, glad you liked the videos. There’s lots of cake that needs to be eaten. So happy Wombat Day!
It there any cherry wine gum jello around here today?…I sure got a taste for some.
I think Androgoth ate them Deb 🙁
He did, but I can make more! Well, at least I think I can!
I have brought you the Skellie ingredients for cherry wine gum jello, if you can get past the bones it’s a delicious recipe Winky 🙂
Maybe if I make it with my eyes closed. . .
By the taste of that cherry wine gum jello I think that was how the recipe was first created 🙂
I bet it was!
Wobble, wobble wobble 🙂
Wombies wobble, but they never fall down!
Hey so do those Weebles 🙂
Hey Loon you ate my last triple choc and marshmallow dip pancake 🙂 lol But don’t worry Fraz and Binky are making a new batch 🙂
Actually, Winky’s making them. At least he’s supposed to be. I’m starving here waiting!
Yes HURRY UP Winky 🙂
I’m eating them as fast as I can!
Oh, I meant making them as fast as I can.
YES I DID Androgoth and they were devilicous 😉
Don’t fight! I’ve got a whole new batch of triple chocolate fudge pancakes for you both!
MmmMMmmMmmm 🙂 Lovely
And another batch coming right up!
I made you a little something – all i could find were jelly beans – 🙂 xx sorry i am late in giving you a gift xxx
HAPPY WOMBAT DAY XO
LOTS OF LOVE YOU GUYS XX
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY XX
Thank you Cat, that was nice.
Happy Wombat Day!
HAPPY WOMBAT DAY
THERE ARE SOME FAM BIRTHDAYS TOMORROW ONWARDS – MY MOM IS IN TOWN TONIGHT – SORRY I COULDN’T DO MORE ………..
JUST KNOW THAT YOU BRING ME SMILES AND A TON OF HEARTS JOY 🙂 🙂 🙂 XO
Thanks, Cat. I hope you have a good time with your Mother.
Hiya 🙂 It’s a whole FAM thing xxx
🙂 Lots and and lots of love xx
🙂 and winegums and chocolate and love x
Have a wonderful time with your mom
cat and everyone else too my great friend 🙂
It’s important to take time for family and friends and I’m sure you will. Have a great time! And lots of chocolate!
Yes don’t forget the chocolate 🙂
I never forget the chocolate!
Me Neither 🙂
Aww how fun! I love it
Ohh and I forgot Make you sure you eat twice your weight in Chocolate! Its your day!
That’s true, you have to eat at least twice your weight in chocolate today! Otherwise you won’t have a happy Wombat Day.
Well I plan for a encore on Halloween.
Halloween is second only to Wombat Day for how much chocolate we eat!
Happy Wombat Day!
I hope, that I’m not too late, and I’ll get some piece of cake? 😉
You’re never too late for Wombat Day, Sabina! We have enough cake and chocolate for everyone, so dig in!
Yes dig in Sabina
there is plenty to go
around, and there
are even some extra
large wine gums so
don’t forget to lick a
few of those beauties 🙂
Happy Wombat day. I intended to do a special comic for today but stuff happened and I didn’t get it done. Happy Wombat day anyway.
That’s too bad, Bo, we would have liked to seen your cartoon. Happy Wombat Day!
Happy Wombat day and I know there will be lots of goodies today, but no weight gain and no upset tummy. That rocks. 🙂
Yes, that’s the beauty of Wombat Day! No guilt and no calories! Happy Wombat Day, Sandee!
Happy Wombat Day 2012 everyone! Love everyone’s drawings and posts. Going to eat more than my share of cake and chocolate today (since the calories don’t count). Thanks for my adopted wombies Crash and Eddy Peter and thanks for the mention as well. Have a great day everyone! 🙂
You couldn’t ask for anything more than all the cake and chocolate you can eat without gaining weight. Happy Wombat Day, Wendy! And I know Crash & Eddy will have a good home with you.
It’s a great party Peter 🙂
So far everyone is still standing, so that’s a good sign. But some of the humans are a little woozy from all the chocolate.
We can’t eat it like the Wombies but a few of us are getting more experienced 🙂
Yes, that chocolate does grow on us. In more ways than one.
Crash and Eddy will be tucking into all the goodies Wendy and so will all of us as the evening runs on, actually there is going to be an appearance from Stink later on so that should be good 🙂 How do you mean who is Stink? 🙁 Well he is likened to Sting but without the ‘G’ 🙂 lol Happy Wombat Day 🙂
And besides Sting refused to work for chocolate.
Yes but that Stink is around, as I have just had a whiff of something 🙁
Maybe if Stink took a chocolate bath, he would smell better.
Let’s chuck him in as soon as possible, it’s a theory that needs testing straight away 🙂
As soon as I can catch him! He’s a squirmy little guy!
Happy wombat Days guys!!! 🙂
Sorry we didn’t have time to make a virtual cake for you 🙁
That’s okay, Kroten. Happy Wombat Day!
Happy wombat Day Uncle Pete 🙂
we miss visiting the wombie worlds…Mommy’s net connection has been terrible lately…she needed hours just to publish her own post.
But we will soon return and catch up with whatever happen here 🙂
I know what it’s like to have a bad connection. You feel cut off from everyone. I hope that your connection returns to normal soon. We miss you!
I changed my server now 🙂
It’s much better now.
My three turtles and I miss all of you too ((hug))
That’s good, Novroz. I hope this one provides better service than you old one.
Happy Wombat Day! Enjoy all the cake you can eat!
You, too, Chris! Happy Wombat Day!
I ate some chocolate…doesn’t that count
Sure! Especially since you don’t really care for chocolate. As impossible as that may seem. Maybe you’d go more for the pancakes, milkshakes, and pirate pizza.
Bearman I recommend the Pirate Pizza with added wine gums and pancake surprise 🙂
I recommend that too! Actually, I recommend everything!
Me too, and don;t forget to try the pancake lollipops it was thought of by Binky so how inventive is that? 🙂
I hope they come with maple syrup!
They are flown in by the
maple syrup rocket boosters 🙂
Then we shouldn’t have to wait long for them to arrive!
HAPPY WOMBAT DAY!!!! 🙂 🙂
Happy Wombat Day, Cha!
Wow fame at last, it is greatv getting a mention on the ABC Network and what a great start to Wombat Day 🙂 I can see from everyone’s contributions that it has been yet another success and we haven’t even started eating the Zombie Jello Cake yet 🙂 Nice one Peter and your delightful Wombania 🙂
The radio mention was quite nice. A few years ago a radio host wanted to interview me about the day, but the time difference messed it up and it then it was too late to do it. Wombat Day was also mentioned on the Australian Geographic website a few years back, and it’s also on Wikipedia.
This is all brilliant to know Peter, and what a great accolade for your Wombania creation, I know that as time goes on Wombania will become even bigger, hopefully we will even see a movie, now that would be brilliant 🙂
I can just see your Wombies on a film, and just think how excited Fraz and Winky will be 🙂 Indeed all of Wombania will be famous, I mean even more famous than what it is already 🙂 Wicked
I really need to work on expanding my Wombania horizons a bit. So far I haven’t had a lot of luck with that, though. But something like a film would obviously be a good thing to strive for. Hopefully one day.
I know that they would be brilliant Peter, it’s just getting them out there, it is something that I would love to see one day 🙂 Your Wombies are really special my great friend and kid’s all over the world would fall in love with them I know that for sure 🙂 A Film sounds brilliant 🙂
It certainly would be fun, and challenging, to make a film. Even a short film, like a Warner Brother’s cartoon would be great to make.
Happy Wombat day dearest Wombies!
sorry I did not get up a post & gifts for this bestest of holidays ( the most chocolate, winegums & spam ever in one place!! just not for very long, hehee) I hope I am not to late for a small sliver of cake or three??
Now off I go before my power disconnects again… no rain all summer, so fall is drowning & rumbling in it!! Maybe the rumbles are just big noisemakers for the Wombat Day celebrations??
Happy Wombat Day, Faythe!
It’s nice to see you here. We saved a whole Wombat Cake just for you! And a bowl of wine gums, too. I think maybe you were hearing the rumblings of our Wombat Day celebrations. It’s a pretty big party, after all. And Wombies aren’t quiet.
I hope you’re continuing to improve.
Hey GMT I sent you an invite ages ago
but i thought you had stopped blogging 🙁 Wow great to see you here and do help yourself to lots of chocolates and wine gums 🙂
Faythe has been doing a lot more Facebook than blogging recently because I think it’s much easier for her as she continues to recuperate.
Yes and I wish
her very well Peter 🙂
Oh, so cool! Momma did not make cakes. We make gobs of pancakes!
Happy Wombat Day!
Pancakes are good, but no cake on Wombat day? I’ll rush you a shipment so you can have some cake before you go to bed!
Great idea Winky 🙂
There was a HUGE box of them. Thank you, Winky.
I hope everyone there enjoyed them!
You need CAKE and lots of it 🙂
I hope Bruno and Claret got my emergency cake supply. I wouldn’t want any Wombies to be without cake on Wombat Day!
We did not make cake, but there are loads of cakes! You need to come get a stack of chocolate pancakes. Extra syrup and shavings.
I’ll be there soon!
This is fun. I worked on this a while back. I have another one I need to schedule.
Little Miss V had a blast with the pancakes 😉
I’m glad you had fun, Red. The star pancakes you made looked scrumptious!
Yes I could have eaten the whole batch 🙂
Or two or three! (Me too!)
I forgot to send anything………It’s probably already passed now so I’ll hang onto it until next year.
You can do that if you want, Mike, but this post will remain current until Thursday, so it’s not really too late.
Happy Wombat Day!
Happy Wombat Day to everyone! 🙂
Happy Wombat Day, Felicia!
I missed Wombat day by one day. I didn’t even know there was an official holiday… Maybe next year I raise awareness on my blog.
You didn’t know? I guess you’re not a Wombie scholar, then.
The video RAWKS! Wombat day rules!
Thanks, Jack. It’s pretty simplistic really.
This is great!
A Very Happy Wombat Day to you!
Let us celebrate!!! 🙂
Thanks, Indrani. Happy Wombat Day to you, too!
oh, no! I’m a day late. I missed Wombat Day. Maybe next year.
The party continues, so grab a party hat and wombat cake and enjoy!
OK, seriously, I feel sick, make the chocolate stop . This is so way better than Halloween 🙂
You poor humans just can’t hold your chocolate! You have to build up slowly. I can train you if you want.
I actually agree with you frigginloon.. I just had chocolate cake coma a few hours ago. My mom bought this nice black forest cake this afternoon and I remembered Wombat Day and so I ate more than I could handle, or so that’s what my brain said. But to be honest, I’m eyeing my sister’s share of cake in the fridge (she’s still out, and she’ll be here only after her work shift), heehee..
It’s pretty hard to resist chocolate cake! Well, impossible for me. That cake would already be gone if I was there!
And a happy wombat day to you too Sir. Loved the video.
Thanks, Joshua. Happy Wombat Day to you, too.
Even though I was unable to truly participate in such a momentous and fabulous event, I hope you and yours have a delightful Wombat Day!
We did! And I think there’s still some cake left in the corner.
Happy Wombat Day, Peter, Chris & Wombies!
Same to you, Mark!
Were we supposed to eat a wombat or a wombat-shaped cake? Not to say I celebrated, but I may have done one of those things.
Wombat-shaped cake, yes. Wombat, no. We’re not meant to be eaten. Just celebrated.