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!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

In General

In general things here are the zoo are good.  The weather is miserable - way to hot for anybody - critter or human to be out and about.  As I type this the pig is napping under the fan I set up in his room (no, he's not spoiled), the puppies are wrestling and playing with toys in the living room, Emma is napping on our bed, the kitties are sprawled out in various spots in critterland - as are the ferrets - not a creature is stirring down there.  Today the heat index could reach 110 - ugh.

The ferrets are all doing great.  I need to pull Miss Violet into the guest room around 3 so she can fast for 3 hours and then do a glucose test on her.  I am pretty sure her number is okay as she has been a spitfire the last few days.  The kitties are all doing well - you saw they had their vet visit yesterday.  Aggie seems to really like the new kidney friendly cat food - which is great because she can be a bit finicky!

The puppies are doing well.  It's challenging having puppy brains in full sized dog bodies - makes for chaos.  I finally got around to shaving the girls so everyone is 'naked' now - just in time for the scorching weather!  Juliett was so well behaved for her haircut - Charli - well, that's another story - I am trying to block it from my mind.  :)  Emma is doing well - she seems happy and active.

And - Mr. Piggy - he is great!  He has been pretty well behaved lately.  He seems quite happy so long as his days are relatively the same from a schedule perspective.

We were lucky today - piggy and pups let us sleep in til 8:30.  They would have let us sleep later I think - I decided to get them up.

All in all - things here are great.  Will be happy when it cools a bit and everyone can go back outside where they prefer to be.....