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!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Welcome to the Family Harlow, Kai and Tabitha!!


We have had the new babies about 15 hours so far.  Things are going well!!  I woke up to Kai and Theo playing and wrestling - I think Kai is a bit like Violet in that he is very vocal.  Theo is so thrilled to have a rough and tumble boy around.  I am happy for him as I think it was rough on him losing both Clooney and Finn in such a short timeframe.

Let's start with Harlow - she is a beautiful coppery, latte, creamy ferret - she is built similarly to Madison.  She is very, very interested in toys and has already started to make a pile in the closet. Tabitha looks much like Violet did when Vi was a baby.  She is creamy white in her under coat with gray, black and silver in her top coat.  She is similar to Violet in that she doesn't love to be held and is pretty independent.  Kai is a big crazy boy - he is the same creamy butterscotch color as Theo but his legs, a patch by his shoulders and his tail (all but the tip) are a darker brown.  Kai is quite the leaper and he is obsessed with feet - he likes to stand on them and check out your toes.

Bringing them into the family has not been challenging at all - I think the gang is used to it now.  The other ferrets were fine - there has been no squabbling and Violet settled in for a nap with the new babies shortly after they arrived.  Ollie and Phoebe have already been playing with them, Emma has introduced herself and the babies are not afraid of either the dog or the cats.  Zoey and Aggie are in denial that we even have ferrets....Winston doesn't get access to the ferrets - with his pokey hooves and his size I think its too dangerous for him to be around them - I am afraid he will step on them and injure them so we just have ferret land upstairs and piggy land downstairs and kitties and dog who float between the two.

All in all I am thrilled that Theo has a brother, that we kept the three together, that Maddie has new babies - she is the matriarch and that my husband is a saint.  We are officially the Grant dozen - wow!

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