A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Month in Review

I cannot believe that January has come to an end already - it seems like the holidays were happening last Tuesday - how did a whole month go by?

January was a pretty good critter month.

Winston had some firsts this month - a couple of outings on his harness - happy to be making some progress there and I think he is having fun for the most part.  He got some new treat dispensing toys which he loves and the always popular Bento Ball is still a favorite.  He has settled in to a pretty good routine and for the most part he is a pretty well behaved little pig.

Emma had a good month too - she is quite the defiant old girl these days.  Since she has gotten older she has decided that she no longer has to listen to what she is told.  She is picking up some stubborn ways from the piglet as well.  Her health is good (vet appointment happened - read about it tomorrow) and she is a happy dog who loves her ferrets, cats and pig.

The kitties are all doing well.  Whatever was making them pukey has resolved itself and we are back to  the occasional hairball - thank goodness - four pukey cats can make a mess!!  Ollie was limpy for the one day but his leg seems fine and he is back to finding trouble.  The kitties lead a pretty cushy existence - laying about most of the time.  Sometimes playing with toys and each other but mostly just lounging days in the sunlight or in front of the fire.

The ferrets are all fantastic.  My little business has gone from 2 distinct groups of three (the existing Theo, Violet and Maddie and the litter mates Tabs, Harlow and Kai) to being one big happy and blended family.  They mix and match and play together in different combinations.  I am particularly happy that Violet has decided that all three babies are okay.  She was pretty slow to warm up to them. Now she can be found hanging out with all of them - especially Harlow.  

February will be vet appointment month - everyone will be going in for their checkups.  I am also hopeful that I can get my act together and get their playroom set up in February as well.  Hoping your January was a furry as mine....

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