A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Perfect Gentleman

Last night was our annual Christmas Eve Eve bash and we had a ton of fun!  I was a bit curious how it was going to go with the piglet - we have had friends over but never this big of a crowd and most of the attendees had not yet met Mr. Winston.

We set up the guest room with his potty spot and his toys and bed so we would have a spot to put him while folks were eating.  That worked out well and he was well behaved while he was upstairs - playing with his bento ball and hanging out in his bed.  When he was out and about he did quite well!  he was very social and friendly, no nibbling of toes or fingers, and he was very happy with the treats of watermelon and pineapple that he was given.  He also found some morsels on the kitchen floor which he enjoyed.

As the crowd thinned he came down and just hung out and about 9:30 or 10:00 he put himself to bed - he was a tired piggy who had a big day!  He had several compliments on how well behaved he was and I think he won over the hearts of our friends who thought we were a little nuts having a pig in the house.

We only had one minor disaster on the way upstairs on one of his trips up he managed to knock over the kitty feeder and spill cat food all over the place - it was a pretty minor thing to clean up and we had lots of hands on deck so it wasn't that big of a deal.  All in all - I am thrilled with how well he did!!

I am glad we sent Miss Emma down to my parents - we had inclement weather here last night and she would have hidden under the bed the whole time anyway but she would have been jealous with the amount of attention that the pig had so it was a good call.  I miss her though!  I will pick her up tomorrow morning and will happy to have my zoo gang complete once again.

Tonight we entertain the family with a fancy dinner - hopefully Winston will be as well behaved!

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