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, April 27, 2017

In General

Things have been crazy around here - nothing earth shattering, nothing bad - just life and its endless list of tasks and such.

All in all the gang is doing just great - everyone seems quite happy and healthy and thriving.  We had a long (3 day) stretch of inclement weather over the weekend and the early part of the week.  It presents such challenges for a pig and 3 pups who prefer to be outside all day long.  Trying to keep them engaged and entertained while stuck indoors does present quite a challenge.  Needles to say when the rain rolled out mid day on Tuesday everyone was very excited to be outdoors.

I am working on impulse control exercises with the puppies - its hit or miss at this point.  When/if I see any progress I will share what we are doing.

Winston was quite cute the other night.  The pig is a VERY big fan of pizza and we ordered for delivery.  I had him out in the living room with us to give him some one on one time and get him out of his room for a bit when the doorbell rang.  He followed me to the door and once he smelled the pizza he proceeded to run through his entire bag of tricks in an effort to get the pizza guy to share. Pizza guy thought he was pretty darn cute.  I gave him a bite and sent him back to his room so we could eat in peace.

Ferrets and kitties are doing just great - I have been working in their room trying to get spring cleaning done - its slow going.

Lots of outdoor critter viewing the last few days: deer, turkeys, turkey vultures, hawks, owls, bats, amazing volumes of birds, possums, squirrels.  I love that we get to see all of them in their natural environment.

All in all we are pretty status quo around here which is great!  I will take status quo with no excitement any day.

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