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!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Naughty and Nice

Well - today was a long day away from the critters.  While the humans were out playing the new pet sitter was dealing with the pig and the dog.

She came twice for us today.  We left about 6:45 am and her first trip over was around 11:30.  Emma was a freak - barking and not cooperating.  She knows the pet sitter but had never been around her without me around so she was uneasy.  She refused to go outside.  Winston, on the other hand, was a perfect gentleman - he shared an apple with the pet sitter and went outside with no issues.  She let him play and bask in the sun for 45 minutes or so and then back into his area.  No problems.  It was all good.

Second visit - total role reversal.  Emma was fine - not freaked out, happy to go outside, all good. Winston was a giant pink turd - trying to bite her on the ankle, not cooperating about going outside or staying outside, not going back to his room after being let in and rubbing on all the furniture, etc. Sigh.  Luckily she is not ready to throw in the pig/dog sitting towel just yet.

We got home around 8 pm so I didn't have her look in on the kitties or the ferrets - they are fine for a long day without me since they can use the litter box and they have feeders full of food and water. They have been checked on, given treats and loves and tucked in for the night.  Kitties have had their meds - all is good in little critter land....

So - cup half full - we did have one good visit.  Still have some work to do - we will do more practice sessions for sure so maybe next time he will be better behaved.

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