A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Recap of Our Week

So it's been a week since I blogged.  A lot has been going on for the humans but not really so much for the critters.

I am happy to report that with the exception of a few hairballs the gang is all doing just great.  I think the biggest event of the week was learning that I should be deworming Mr. Piglet - which I haven't been doing.  UGH.  So - off to the Tractor Supply store I went to get his meds and we got the first round of medications in him.  So far, his skin is doing so much better - no flakiness at all.  Other than that I have not seen any worms in his poo.  Not sure how long it might take if there are any in there. In 10 days or so we do the whole process over again and then we go on an every four month schedule.

Emma has been feeling quite frisky with lots of zoomies in the mornings.  That's what we call it when she runs around like a freak.  I am quite happy with how she is doing - full of energy, happy, eating great.  She is back on dry dog food now that her teeth are back to healthy.

The kitties are all well.  They are loving the two servings of canned cat food each day.  They seem pretty happy and with the exception of the lovely hairballs they are leaving me as their coats thicken up for the winter they all seem healthy - no complaints.

My little ferrets are fantastic.  This week was pretty uneventful for them - play, eat, poop, sleep, repeat is pretty much the story of their days.  They gets lots of attention and lovies.  They too are enjoying two servings of gravy (ferret food in warm water) each day.  I like starting their days and getting them ready for bed knowing their little bellies are full of something warm.

All in all - the week from a critter perspective was just great!  This week they will get a little treat of Thanksgiving goodies.  Winston will get some veggies from our side dishes,  Emma will get turkey and sides along with the kitties.  The ferrets will get an offer of some gravy and other things - my guess is the only one who will try will be Kai - maybe Theo - likely that will be it.  They are very picky little eaters.....

On Friday of next week - Christmas goes up in our house - the challenge of keeping the ferrets and kitties out of things is gone since they have their own space.  Keeping Winston out of things might be a different story - we shall see - he has to pass by living room tree to go outside.  Should be interesting.  Rest assured - I will be having a handful of cookies at the ready to keep him from going to areas we don't want him investigating.  Fun times!!!

So - there you have it - the recap of our week....Happy for a short work week coming up!!  :)

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