A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Saturday, June 04, 2011

"Pet Peeves" Volume Four

We have tried to train our guys to be pretty independent - to be able to entertain themselves and to play with each other and their toys.  I have to say - I am pretty lucky in this department - they are not all that demanding.  The pet peeve I have is that they entertain themselves in the middle of the night and they are noisy!!

The herculean ferret thinks its important to drag the laundry basket around the bedroom at 4:15 am.  If it doesn't budge then we must scratch at it.  If that doesn't work - we must turn our attention to knocking bottles off the bathtub.  If you are the ornery boy kitty you must wrestle with said ferret - meowing loudly your displeasure at him biting your chin.  Meanwhile, Phoebe must play with the noisy cow toy - not to be confused with Clooney's sacred cow - flipping it around the hallway - moo, moo, moo - telling the toy how much you love it - meow, meow, meow.  Then if you are Aggie - you must come upstairs and check out the commotion - only to catch the eye of ornery boy cat who leaves the ferret to chase Aggie who screeches in disgust as they tear through the house like a herd of elephants.  Now Zoey has woken up and decided that sleeping has made her excessively dirty - lick lick lick - oh and she is so happy - purr purr purr.  Which of course leaves Emma - who has relocated from under the bed to beside the bed - scratch scratch scratch at the carpet - oh yeah - that's mom's favorite.....


They are all being independent - sigh.....

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