A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year In Review

2014 was a reasonably successful year for the humans - but quite frankly - it was a rough one for our little zoo.

Very late in 2013 (December 20th) we lost our sweet hedgehog Nigel to a stroke which started off 2014 with a sadness that we would unfortunately repeat a couple more times over the course of the year.  In July we lost Clooney after discovering he had insulinoma and never being able to find medication to treat him effectively.  And last - in November we experienced a very sudden and unexplained loss of our sweet Finnegan.  We are still recovering from all of these (and in all honesty the loss of Isabel the kitty still stings).

With those incredibly sad losses we did have some fabulous additions.  Shortly after Clooney passed we added our amazing and hilarious piglet Winston and shortly after Finn passed we added the new baby ferrets - Kai, Tabitha and Harlow.  While we are missing our furry babies who have left us - we are enjoying each day with our current menagerie.

I often get asked current ages - so as I type this:

Aggie is 17 - WOW!
Zoey - 13
Oliver - 13
Phoebe - 11
Emma - 12
Madison - 3
Theo and Violet - 2 in January
Kai, Tabitha and Harlow - 5 1/2 months
Winston - 5 1/2 months

Even though 2014 was tough and saw many tears - I wouldn't give up having these sweet critters in my world for anything....I do adore each of them and they bring me an immeasurable amount of joy.  Hoping that 2015 is a tiny bit easier...Happy New Year from the Zoo!

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