A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Winston Is Home!!

I picked him up around 4 pm and he was just full of piss and vinegar.  His post op instructions were to be confined in a small space for the rest of today and then in  place where he is prevented from running, jumping or playing for 7 days.....its going to be a long week.

I had him in his pen - the one he uses for sleeping when I brought him home.  He was not content with that at all and was getting in all sorts of trouble so I booted everyone out and let him out into the bedroom.  He seemed more content with that.

His appetite is good and he doesn't appear to be in much pain.  His incision site looks good.  All in all he seems to be doing well.  As for behavior - he is much less humpy - not sure if that is because of the neuter or because it would hurt if he tried - either way I will take it.  He is still a bit stinky but that should clear up in the next few days as the hormones exit his system.

Emma was quite happy to see him and he was happy to find her in the car when we loaded up from the vet's office.  He is much calmer in the car when she is along for the ride.  Interestingly enough - Phoebe has decided that she can tolerate hanging out with the piglet now and spent the afternoon with us.  Not sure what caused that change or how long it will last.

I finally got him settled down in his bed after some lovies and some raisins.  I think he is happy to be home.  I am certainly happy he is home even if he is a bit cantankerous....

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