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, October 09, 2014

New Tricks

Oh Joy - Winston has taught himself some new tricks -

1.  Testing the CO2 detector that is in the upstairs hallway.  It plugs into the wall and has a red button you push once a month to make sure it works.  He used his little piggy nose to test out the button. The first time he scared himself because its loud!  Now - he is quite impressed with himself.  He shows off his new skills to his critter siblings as they walk up and down the hallway.  Let's just state for the record - they are NOT impressed with this new trick.  He scares the bejeebers out of them.  And - while we are on the record - its not my favorite trick either because he does it when I am on conference calls....I got asked twice today if I needed to hang up and evacuate.  Um - no - that's just my pig....geez...

2.  Pink Pigs Can Jump!!  Who needs piggy stairs?  Not Winston.  His new trick is to jump into your lap while you are sitting on the couch or in the chair....oh joy.  Are we still on the record?  Pig hoofs are pointy and pokey and sharp and hard and OUCH.  Once he is up there he is a mess trying to find a spot to get comfortable, making his angry noise if you try to help him.  Its fun - not....

3.  Bag killer - literally piglet can make holes in a plastic bag in less that a nano second....so frustrating and - he is stealthy...Theo can make a hole really fast - but he is noisy about it - not Winston - he does the silent hole....the worst kind because then you pick up the bag and everything falls out the hole you didn't know was there.

He is too smart for his own good - that one....

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