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!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cleaning with Critters

It's a challenge to clean with the critters.  Some of them don't like the tools of the trade, some of them want to 'help' - it's interesting for sure.

Let's start with the vacuum - the pig, the puppies and the cats - none of them are fans.  Emma barks at the machine and tries to bite it.  The ferrets are good until you get out the hose - then there is a pressing need to attack...quite comical.

Winston absolutely loves getting his room cleaned.  He loves the smells of the cleaners.  He loves when I do his laundry - fabric softener is a favorite as well.  I use mostly Method products - they smell good, clean well and many of them are non toxic.  The pig feels compelled to try to rub his body on the surfaces you have cleaned - not particularly helpful....

The puppies - they are still getting used to everything around here - they don't love cleaning days. They hate the hard floor cleaner and the vacuum and you moving stuff around to put things away makes them quite nervous as well....  They do, however, seem to enjoy getting their toys out after they have been put up in their toy area.

The ferrets and the kitties are notorious helpers.  In particular, Oliver who likes to be right in your face at all times and Tabitha who likes to be under foot seeing what you are doing.

It makes chores entertaining and at times frustrating.

Love those little fluffers -

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