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, December 07, 2014

WTF and Doctors Orders

WTF is what they are saying around here...as I type this the new Mint floor robot is sweeping my kitchen. All of the critters are wondering what in the world that thing is.  The kitties are mesmerized but when it comes close they want out of the way.  The ferrets are interested but not afraid and when it comes close they step on it or over it.  The pig wants to play with it - tip it over with his snout so he has to be coaxed out of the room its working on.  I am pretty happy with it so far - there is no way it will be able to clean up pet messes from 12 critters but it does great finish work so I am pleased!

Doctors Orders -

Many of you will remember that Finn was our resident Dr - checking out your nose, mouth, eyes and ears daily and finding any little cut or "defect" that wasn't normally there.  I find that Winston is somewhat the same way.  I managed to get a blister on the top of my foot and he is obsessed with trying to make it go away - he has licked it which wasn't all that great feeling - and then later he tried to scrape it off with his teeth.  The hubs sprained his ankle a few weeks ago and he has been wearing a brace.  Winston and especially the ferrets are quite keen to remove that - it should be there in their minds.

Kai - our new boy ferret - is going to grow up to be an audiologist.  That ferret is obsessed with ears - human ears, critter ears - he sticks his nose in there and has a look around.  He will lick your ears when you are sleeping and if he is really excited he will add a new piercing on your lobe if you are not careful - crazy ferret.

All is well on this blustery Sunday here at the zoo - hope its a great day where you are!

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