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!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stories of the Day

Yesterday just got away from me - it was my first day back to work after 17 days off - it was like my brain forgot everything.

Yesterday was Theo and Violet's birthday.  They turned 2 years old - wow - time goes fast.  It was a bit of a bittersweet day as it would have been Finn's birthday as well - we do miss him so.  Violet and Theo were given some special treats - a bite of yogurt covered pretzel....and - their most favorite thing ever - a chance to help change the bed.  They love to play in the sheets and blankets!  It's quite entertaining to watch.  They had some company - in fact everyone but Madison took part in bed making.  Its a bit challenging to get anything done with a five ferret assist but its much fun.

Little Mister Piglet is just too smart for his own good.  He is now obsessed with the gate that keeps him downstairs.  It started with him pushing it open - I was able to easily rectify that by putting something behind the gate.  Then he figured out how to pull it open.  Geez - after much trial and error, realignment and work with a wrench I think we have secured him once again.  Smart and very strong is a tough combination to combat.

Bento ball wars continue - somehow we are down one ball - I can't find it anywhere which means that piglet and pup have to share.  That goes over like a lead balloon.  There is much refereeing required.  Hopefully tonight when I scoot the furniture to do a quick carpet shampoo I will find it.  Emma is pretty good about letting Winston play with it once he has it but if she has the ball in her possession she is barky and snarly. Winston tries to be sneaky - cuddling up to her and slowly making his move for the ball - sometimes it actually works.

Kitties and ferrets are all doing well - quite happy with everyone's level of engagement and energy.  Life at the zoo is happy!!  :)

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