A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Saturday, December 06, 2014

The Week in Review

This was a pretty great critter week!  It was our first week with the new baby ferrets.  Honestly it seems like they have been here longer than one week - they fit in beautifully and bringing them into the fold was such a non event.  They are hilarious - so full of crazy baby ferret energy.  As for my three older babies - they are great.  I am particularly pleased for Theo - he was the reason we got new babies as I really felt he needed a boy to play with.  I was right and he and Kai are really inseparable.  He also adores the baby girls and they all get along and play so well together.  Madison and Violet have been a bit slower to warm up to the new gang but I did catch Maddie and Harlow playing together yesterday and Violet can be found snoozing with the new babies often.

As for the kitties - they are all doing well.  Oliver and Phoebe are adjusting to my decision to sleep kitty free. They hang out with us in the bedroom in the evenings but once its time to go to sleep they get booted. Since we have the room divider that goes across the hallway we can keep them away from the bedroom door which is nice.

Emma is doing well.  We tried to let her sleep downstairs with Winston - that didn't work so well - she wants to be with us.  She has been a pretty good girl this week - no major complaints...

Winston is still going through his naughty phase - pushing the envelope.  He is into everything and each day we find new things we need to move, adjust, etc based on the fact that he is growing both larger and stronger.  On Friday little Mister managed to tip over the bin that has the cat food.  It did what it was supposed to and stayed secured until the little smarty pants figure out how to open the latch.  I was out - luckily just for a quick errand - but he ate quite a bit in my absence.  He spent the afternoon with an upset belly and late last night  he was throwing up the cat food.  Poor little dude.  He is perfectly fine now - feeling frisky this morning.  Cat food and dog food have been relocated upstairs and pig food has been put in a high up storage spot.  He seems to like being a downstairs piglet.  I am on the fence about that - I like it but I do miss having him with us at night.  We sure sleep a lot better!

All in all its been a great week (minus the upset tummy for the pig).

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