A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Rain, Rain, Go Away

So - it has been raining all day today which makes for a grumpy piglet.  He really does love his outside time and when he doesn't get it he is bored.  A bored piglet is a danger to himself and others! LOL  Mainly Winston is a danger to my drywall - but not for long - soon we will install a pig proof picket fence on the drywall that won't allow that cute little snout or piggy chompers anywhere near my walls.  Regardless of whether I have drywall armor or not - it pays to keep the bored piglet entertained so here is what we did today:

I let him out first thing this morning to beat the rain - he was able to get in about 1.5 hours of playtime.  Then he came in and had some cookies and curled up in his bed for a nap.  Then outside for a few minutes for a potty break between showers.  That lasted for about 30 minutes and then the rain had him crying at the door.  He got a lettuce ball full of kale and apples which usually keeps him entertained for  30 minutes or so.  Somewhere in there he got some cookies hidden in his toy which makes him have to root around to find them.  He had his dinner and was fussing for something else to do so I put a giant ice cube in his area.  He loves that - pushes it all over til it gets to a point he can get it in his mouth.  That one lasts for a good 45 minutes or so.  That seemed to do the trick because I just checked on him and he is curled up in his blanket sleeping away.

He will have a potty break and nighty cookies a bit later tonight (and maybe another ice cube or two depending on how restless he is).

Emma is firmly planted under the bed - she really hates the rain.  The little critters are all well, very snoozy today due to the weather but happy and healthy.  They have had their dinner, playtime, treats, meds and evening lovies so they are all set.

I will be glad when we dry out so our regularly scheduled programming can resume.....

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