A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Friday, November 07, 2014

Save the Piglet Mission

So - we went out of town for a quick overnight this past weekend.  We decided to leave Mr Piglet home "alone" as we were gone for about 36 hours total.  We have 9 cameras setup throughout the house so we can keep tabs on him and the kitties and the ferrets.  Emma went to visit Grandma for the weekend.

Winston did great on Saturday - no issues, did not seem distressed - played with toys and with the kitties and slept in his bed Saturday night.  Sunday everything was going great until mid day when somehow he managed to knock over a giant box of treats which spilled all over the kitchen floor.  Oh no!  This is bad - pigs will not stop eating when they get full like a cat or a dog - they will eat until they get sick.

We called the standby neighbor and were not able to connect with them.  I called my mom and she and a friend headed to our place.  They connected with the stand by neighbor who could not lay their hands on the key so they had to break in to the house in order to save the piglet!  What an adventure!

Long story short - he is just fine - he did not get sick from eating too much.  He did not, however, get any dinner that night.  He was completely unaware of the trouble he caused.  I am just glad he is okay!!  On another note - Winston did great about using his box while we were gone.  I found only one accident in the house - I think he is finally getting it....  :)

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