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!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Month In Review

April is almost over - not sure exactly where it went to be honest.  Time really does just whiz by!

We had a birdy in our bedroom, a coyote in our pasture and a possum who visited the bird feeder to snack on the peanut suet.  We had frequent visits from the deer and the turkeys - I love our outdoor critters.

As for the indoor critters - everyone is doing well.  They seem happy and healthy and full of energy. Emma and Winston - my big kids - they are both doing great.  We have made it past allergy season so Winston is really enjoying his outdoor time.  He spends his days rooting up the dirt, grazing in the grass, cleaning up under the bird feeders, sunbathing and napping outside.  He manages to wear himself out during the day which is a good thing.  As for Miss Emma - she is enjoying outdoor time as well but only if one of her humans will be there with her.  Otherwise she wants to do her perimeter check and do her business and then she wants to come back inside.

The kitties are doing fantastic.  They are happy and well behaved - even ornery Oliver. They have spent their month lounging, playing with toys and warding off excited and rambunctious ferrets. Phoebe is over her allergies - she had a pretty easy time of it this pollen drop.  Much less severe than last year.

The ferrets - oh those crazy weasels!  Those furry little bundles of energy and love are doing just great.  They have been enjoying their new toys they got from their Auntie Laurie.  We also did a bit of reconfiguration in their room which they love - we rearranged their boxes and beds and their tunnel got moved - they love that as well.  Healthwise - everyone seems to be doing great.  I think the seasonal coat change is over with and their weights have stabilized.  I am very happy with the state of the business!!

All in all - April has been a pretty darn good critter month.  As we look forward to May I am excited to get the little critters their outside play area.  I am also looking forward to outside time for the humans, the dog and the piglet.  Summer should be much fun!

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