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!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Hit By A Bus Series - Post 3

Kitties, kitties, kitties - they are actually quite independent little creatures.  They interact with me and with each other but they are overly demanding.  Probably the easiest to care for is Aggie - she is not demanding for attention and is pretty easy going.  She loves her red fuzzy (its a snuggie that is usually downstairs on the loveseat).  She tends to carry a tiny bit of extra pudge so I try to be careful and not treat her too much.  She doesn't do so well with change, not a fan of rearranging things and definitely not a fan of the vacuum cleaner.

Zoey - she is snitty at times so you have to be careful else she might bite you.  She loves laps and attention.  She is a huge fan of hanging out on the porch - I put the gate up and leave her out out there for extended periods of time.  Check on her often.  She needs her eyes cleaned often - they get quite gunky.  Again - she is on the heavy side so easy on the treats.  She likes to be vacuumed - there is a post on this.....

Oliver - he wants to be loved often.  He loves people food.  He gets along with everyone but picks on Aggie. He is the king of ornery and will keep you on your toes.  He wants to escape into the great outdoors so you have to be careful not to let him slip out.  He needs people loves often....

Phoebe - she is a shy girl - it takes her a bit to warm up but she is so sweet.  She needs lots of toys and wants attention frequently.  She adores Oliver and Emma.  Not a bit fan of Aggie.  She has a new found fascination with people food and wants to check out whatever you have - most of which she isn't all that interested.

They eat Iams Indoor Weightloss cat food - they are free feeders and always have food and water available.  They need their boxes cleaned every day.  They occasionally suffer from hairballs - they have regular over the counter meds for this.  I try not to unnecessarily vaccinate them as they do not go outside and are only exposed to one another.  Vetting is on demand if they are sick or every year.  They all have pet insurance policies.  Nails need clipping - Zoey and Ollie are no problem.  Phoebe and Aggie - good luck.  They all like to be brushed.

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