A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
Ever wonder what its like to share your world with a bunch of crazy critters? Tune in to find out!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kisses, Cuddles and other Affections

I will say - I do have very affectionate critters.  I think they get this from me as everyone in the household gets picked up, loved on, kissed on, sung to, etc multiple times a day.  Each "child" has their own unique way of showing affection:

Emma - with the hubs - she jumps up on him.  I know, terrible habit but that's his thing with her.  She will give kisses and she definitely uses her tail as a way of communicating happiness.
Clooney - depending on when you catch him - he does love to cuddle when he is sleepy and he likes to have you rest your hand on him when he is sleeping.  He also gives ferret kisses - usually on the hand between your thumb and pointer finger or right under your nose above your lip.
Nigel - now how affectionate can a pokey little critter be?  Surprisingly so - If you catch him in the right mood he will crawl up your shirt and nuzzle your neck with his face.  He makes the cutest noise when he does this - a snuffle of sorts.  He loves to give ear kisses and nibble on your hair.
Phoebe - she is famous for the head butt of love.  This usually happens when you are in the tub - she rubs her face and head on your face - its very sweet.
Aggie - she is the self petter - if you are laying in bed she will walk the length of you rubbing her side against you.  Lately she has been doing the lap thing as well.
Oliver - oh the boy kitty - he is the love biter - soft most of the time but sometimes he does get carried away.  He likes to love bite your nose - not really my favorite.  He too rubs his face and head on you - mostly on your shoulder when you are holding him.
And then there is Zoey - she wants to be on you - if you are stationary it is her goal to be on your lap, legs, back, chest, neck, arm - you get the picture.  She is bath cat - regardless of whether you are dirty or not you will get licked.....

All the cats are kissers - some days this goes over better than others.  I am lucky to experience the critter affection each day....

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