A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Saturday, March 07, 2015

All Tucked In...

We have a pretty good nightly routine around here - it goes something like this.

While I do the downstairs chores before bed I let Winston play with his treat ball.  He pushes it around and gobbles up the pig food as it comes out.  While he is busy I take care of the nightly stuff like giving Oliver, Zoey and Phoebe their ear meds for their hyperthyroid.  Then I check litter boxes and scoop up any messes, then straighten the blankets in Winston's bed.  Once everything is done downstairs then Emma goes up and Winston gets his 'nighty cookies'.  Emma goes upstairs and gets her Milk Bone and we start the search for the ferrets.

Some nights like tonight are a piece of cake - all of them came out right away when called and they have all had cuddles and wrestles and they are off doing their own things now.  Some nights are not so lucky and we spend lots of time looking for everyone.

Everyone is all tucked in now and we have the rest of the evening to hang out and watch TV.  Winston will be up bright and early - pigs do not like to sleep in....I am hopeful that with the time change I will get another hour before he is up and raring to go....we shall see!

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