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!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Super Troopers

Whenever we have anyone in the house for repairs and such - it causes scheduling havoc for the furries.  Today we had the HVAC guy out to do the regular maintenance on the machines so all sorts of schedules were blown out of the water.

One thermostat is in critter land which means that the ferrets and the kitties had to go into their rooms with the doors closed.  They have their bedroom and my office so whomever was sleeping in whichever room got closed in there for the morning.  I am pleased to report that there was no scratching at the doors - ferrets are notorious scratchers and Oliver - the wailing kitty was quiet for the entire morning.

One of the furnaces is in Winston's room - actually in the room we affectionately call the Christmas Closet off the laundry room.  There is also a thermostat in Winston's hallway and the door to the garage where another unit lives is in his hallway as well.  Usually there is not an issue because Mr. Piggers can just go outside but today - of course - it was pouring down rain.  We all know that the fragile boy will melt in the rain so outside was out of the question.  So - Winston and I laid down in his bed (which is in the other closet in his area).  I snuggled with him and covered him up with his new Valenswine blanket.  I left his light on and closed the door.  What a good piggy - there wasn't a peep out of him the whole time.  He just hung out in his bed and waited patiently.

The puppies were great - they didn't bark or get scared and Emma just hung out in our room so there wasn't a peep from her either.

Thankfully the weather cleared up this afternoon and the pups and the pig were able to have some outside time.  The little critters were happy to have their doors opened up again - it was like a shift change - critters that were in the bedroom moved to the office and vice versa - they are so silly.

It's nice to know that all equipment has been checked and is operating safely.  Thankful that the critters were such troopers - tomorrow we get to return to normal!

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