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!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Random Thoughts

Yesterday and today - craziness for the humans!!  Critters seem to be faring okay:

Sadly - BobBarker - the fish not the guy - succumbed to whatever it was that was ailing him overnight.  He put up quite the fight.  RIP little silver molly.  Water tests fine and BettyWhite, SteveIrwin and Cousteau are doing great - active and all have great appetites - what beggars they are!

Blood glucose testing....the tail works and while Clooney doesn't love having it done I don't believe it to be too painful or traumatic for him.  It's just painful and traumatic for mom...  :)  I tested him this morning - 12 hours after his last dose of medication and his glucose was 114 - PERFECT!!!

Kitties are all doing well - my three hyperthyroid kids have had their meds and they are seemingly happy and healthy.  Ollie goes in on Friday for a quick check up and blood panel before they reissue his medication.  Phoebe and Zoey will go in next week - oh I dread taking Zoey to the vet.  And last but not least - my Aggie - the old girl is doing so well!!  Love that she is healthy and go with the flow.

Emma has had lots of inside non-human time this week - she is not a huge fan of that but it can't be prevented.  Tonight a walk for her and then hopefully back to a normal schedule for the rest of the week.

The other ferrets are doing fabulous - playing and causing trouble like they tend to do.  Finn and Maddie actually woke me around 3 am wrestling on the bed.  Theo made it up on top of the dresser and proceeded to push as much as he could off the edge.  Violet is somehow aware that Clooney has been sick so she is taking it easy on him and not kicking his butt quite so much.  They are such funny creatures!

There you have it - random updates for a Wednesday morning.  Hope your day is great!!

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