A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Catching Up - the Latest and Greatest

What a wild and crazy week last week was....

It was quite a busy work week as I was out of the house for 2 full days.  My critters are spoiled by my working from home so its tough on them - especially the pig and the pup.  Winston and Emma both did well - they were well behaved and did not get into mischief.

Harlow had a good week - a quick dip in weight but she got right back on track so I think it was related to me not feeding her gravy often enough.  We are all good again and she is doing fantastic!

The boys - Theo, Kai and Bash are wild as ever but they seem to be feeling good.  Theo had an upset tummy but it quickly passed and they are all doing well.  The girls - Tabby, Violet, Maddie, and Fiona are all fantastic - they have been playful and full of energy.

Kitties are all well - Ollie and Phoebe are full of naughtiness - knocking things off the counters and generally causing trouble.  Zoey was having a tough time shedding her winter coat so we did some aggressive brushing to get all that excess hair and some tangles out.  She looks and I am guessing that she feels much better.  Aggie is doing her thing - such a sweet - go with the flow girl.

We had a bit of a scare today with Emma - we went for a walk and our sweet girl got so over heated that we had to stop - she physically couldn't go any further.  We got her into the shade in a nice grassy area and I ran to the store across the parking lot and bought cold bottled water.  After a big drink and a couple of bottles of water poured over her to cool her down she was much better.  We took it slow for the rest of the way home and once inside - more water, some food and some time under a cool towel she was back to normal.  She has eaten and gone potty normally this evening.  She is resting under the bed as we had a thunder storm a bit ago.  I think we will have to modify our walks with her - maybe a shorter route and then back to the house to drop her off.  She scared me today and I hate the thought of her slowing down.

All in all - it was a whacky week but it was good.  Hoping that next week is a bit calmer....

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