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, June 24, 2016

Friday Night Updates

We had a rather large gathering here today which required putting the little critters in their critter room for the bulk of the day.  They much prefer being free to roam their space but they also are quite content to be in their room with the door closed when the need arises.

The big difference today was that in addition to their room they had access to their outside play space all day.  They seem to really enjoy it.  The ferrets are out there for a pretty long time in the mornings and its usually all of the together.  Then over the course of the day they seem to visit it individually over the course of the day and then as a group in the evenings.  The kitties are out there quite a bit.  I would say that there was at least one kitty outside for about 80% of the day today.  I am so happy they like it!

Emma did well today with strangers in her backyard.  She played frisbee with some folks and loved that.  This evening she is very keyed up for some reason.  She ate well but doesn't want to go outside or come our of her room.  I hid an aspirin in her food - sneaky mommy - which worked like a charm. She is settled in to her bed sleeping away.  She seems quite content.

Mister P I G did pretty well with lots of strangers in his space and his yard.  He did try to show them he was the boss a couple of times.  He got in trouble and gave me lots of lip.  He did let several people feed him cookies and give his pets.  Baby steps.

All in all they did well - glad we have a low key weekend on tap - I could use some downtime!!

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