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, September 30, 2016

Emma, Winston & Phyllis

Winston and Emma are doing just great!  Both seem to be pretty happy and health wise they both seems quite well.  Phyllis is our yellow garden spider - she has been with us for about 6 weeks now so she got a name....

I love the baggy pantie hose look...

After I called his name

Rooting face - this picture makes him look much bigger than he is - promise....

Oh how she hates the camera

Really, really hates the camera


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Three Little Kitties

Okay - so they aren't so little any more but they are cute.  Ollie, Phoebe and Aggie are all doing just great:

He loves to bitch at me - Ollie


He reminds me of Puss in Boots from Shrek with the big eyes you can't resist


Giraffe impression

Phoebe - she was actually pretty cooperative - she hates the camera 
The princess Aggie on her pile of pillows


She's doing great for going on 18....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bash & Fiona

And then it was Bash and Fiona's turn for some play time in our room.  They loved it - racing around, wrestling.  Bash is a mess maker - more than any of the others he loves to knock things off tables, nightstands, etc.

They are both doing well - happy and healthy and active.  These two are my youngest and they are litter mates.... adore them both!!  <3


Bash - he looks so serious



Love this one of Fiona


Bash - that face - so sweet

Fiona crawling in my lap


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Theo, Violet and Madison

Theo, Violet and Madison had their turn to play in our room....  they had much fun - especially the gregarious Theo.  He is so happy and he likes to show it!

Here are some snaps:


Playing in the curtains

Wild boy!



Feeling frisky - hopping around


Madison playing on the bath mat

I think the soft mat feels good on her almost naked body - will be happy when her hair comes back!  :)

A game of tag - Madison - look at that crazy hair and Violet

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tabby & Kai

These two had some play time in our bedroom recently and they had tons of fun:

Kai is still my wild child.  He is obsessed with socks - he thinks it's his personal mission to remove them, to free your feet from their awful shackles.....  He played on the bed, in the bedroom, thoroughly explored both closets and had lots of fun in the bathroom playing under bath mats and exploring the shower:

 Tabby is much more mellow and independent.  She checked out all the same spaces but with much less enthusiasm.  She enjoys playing in our room but is not nearly as wound up as her brother.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Critter Land Gadget

Oh my - how in the world did I ever live without this lovely item?  You will recall that a while back we ripped the carpeting out of critter land and put down vinyl.  Woot!!  What a difference!  I had been using Swiffers to mop multiple times a day and then once a week or so I would pull out the big mop and go after the floors.  I just didn't feel like it was getting as clean as I would like.

Bring in this bad boy....

May I introduce to you - the Hoover FloorMate Spin Scrub.  My new favorite thing....  it's like a carpet shampooer for your hard floors!!  I used this on the floor for the first time last night and WOW!  It has three settings - Vacuum - which is okay - not as strong as your regular vacuum but it sucks up stuff in your way well enough.  There is the Wash setting - this turns on the little scrubby brushes and you push the button to dispense the hot water/cleaning fluid mixture.  Last there is the Dry setting - which doesn't really dry the floor but it sucks up all the icky dirty water and makes the floor dry quite quickly.  The floors in critter land are spotless and they feel so clean on your bare feet.  I have used this on the vinyl, hard woods and tile and it works fantastic on all three - quite happy with the purchase!  So happy in fact that I might just purchase another for the hard floors in the rest of the house!



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1 Year

One year ago today we made the difficult decision to send our sweet baby ferret Harlow over the rainbow bridge.  At the one year mark the hurt is still present.  With Clooney - his life was long and full and I hated losing him but I was prepared somewhat for his passing.  Losing Finn broke my heart but then Bash cam into our lives and while he is not a replacement he has so many similar traits that I feel like I get to remember Finn through him somehow.  Harlow was so young and I was so bonded with her after providing round the clock care that losing her left a giant void that has yet to heal over. I think of her every day and miss her desperately.

I know in my heart that letting her go was the kindest thing we could have done for her - she was so sick at the end.  If there was anything I could have done to keep her with me I would have but unfortunately the disease (FIP) won out.  So - today - like every day I remember her with such love and a full heart.

I bet she is running a playing with her brothers and sisters at the rainbow bridge - visited often by my dad,....  I love you Harlow girl and I miss you more than you ever could imagine....

A picture from her first day with us

Her favorite place to be - with her siblings - she is top left

With her litter mates Kai and Tabitha