A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Finding Our Way to a New Normal

This has been a very crazy, emotional, tough week for us.  Losing Finn was such a shock.  Now we are working through the difficult task of finding our way to a new normal.

The ferrets three:

Maddie, Violet and Theo are doing well.  They have been quite patient with me this week - I have checked on them about a zillion times.  It's difficult not to be totally paranoid.  They all seem quite happy and healthy and they are finding their way to a new normal as well.  I think Theo is having the toughest time - he lost his sleeping buddy and his wrestling mate.  Mid day I have been moving him from his regular spot where he used to sleep with Finn in with one or both of the girls.  He seems to like it as he curls up with them and goes right back to sleep.  The little girls are both well - they have been spending lots of time together. Violet has been taking up residency in Clooney's old bed...  :)


The kitties are doing fine.  Ollie is missing his play partner but is still engaged with Theo and Maddie. Aggie is going strong - playful and happy - so thankful that's the case since she is 17.  Zoey and Phoebe are both doing well - spending lots of time with the humans which we enjoy.

Winston and Emma:

The piggy and the dog are both just great.  They are playing well together and finding a good co-existence level where they can both just hang out without getting on each other's nerves.  Piglet is active and engaged and doing well.  Emma is happy to have Winston around I think - carpet scratching is almost a thing of the past - woohoo!!

All in all - our zoo is working towards finding a new normal.  We are missing Finnegan immensely - his remains should be back in a few days.  I will be relieved to have him home with me and in with Clooney.

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