Thursday, January 28, 2010

zoo update

Work went fast last night. We were there for about 2 hours. Got bit on the back of my pant leg by an aggressive cormorant. Didn't expect that. Had to lift a small swan onto a towel. First time for that. Just love doing this. Yesterday, I soaked the land turtles and puff. He didn't like sharing his soaking time. You could see his disgust in his eyes. Bing is just too jealous of Rick holding Cookie. He just goes a little crazy. So Rick has to put Cookie next to him and hold Bing. What a baby!! Nala is trying to trick both Rick and I into feeding her her wet food at night. She just sits and yells at him, so he feeds her, then when I go by, she yells at me and gives me the "I'm starving" look. She is still QUITE mad about the cold weather and lets us know daily that we need to change things soon. K~

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's like a zoo in here

So I have Cookie out to walk around. Bing is happily barking in her face and sniffing her. Then at one point he offers her one of his toys. Nala is on the counter eating one of my favorite plants, that I don't even see what interests her. I am worried it is poisonous to her, so I remove her, 4 times. She's yelling at me cuz the snow is still on the ground and all she wants is to eat her treats. She reminds me of someone. Puff was out yesterday for a good soak, a big poo, and a warm up by the lap top fan. Warm and cozy. He sat tilted with his eyes closed for a good hour. Now Cookie sits in a sprite box. Bing paces, and wonders what to get busy with next. Nala sulks off crabby as usual. The water pores from the filters and here I sit after getting 3 kids off to the bus. 2 of 3 were super crabby and upset. Tired! K

Thursday, January 14, 2010

an odd duck

This is the oddest duck. If you don't look at the neck and head. It looks just like a huge pigeon. It walks like one. The feathers look iridescent like a pigeons feathers. Then, you look at it with the head and neck and it just doesn't look right. I enjoyed him last night.
Of course, there is the ADORABLE cormorant. He is still with us, waiting to be transferred to a California zoo. They are going to get a special prize. He is TOO Cute. He follows me around and needs to check if I have his minnows yet. I let him look in each dish, much to his disappointment. I spray him down with a long shower, where he just flaps and flaps and flaps. Finally his fish are here and he needs to be in front of me to get them as soon as they hit the water. I don't know how he catches them so fast. I still can't see it. I will definitely miss him.

Did a lot of training last night. I enjoyed that. I was back in the flight room. It's been forever. I love the feel of the pigeons flying past my head and blowing my hair. I love being so close to the goldfinch and look at it's feathers.

I don't blog much about them, because I feel like a broken record. I just love it there. If only I could be paid for my passion. I would be a happy little worker. I am even getting better with the mammals. LOVE bats!! They are my favorite, but then there is the opossums. I seem to like the crabby animals the most. Hmmm, maybe that says something about me.

Happy this morning.

New Goal. I can't go in my nest until noon when I watch my soap opera. First day, doing ok.
Off to the store!

It's fun to heard around grumpy hissing swans. They are so big and so tough sounding, but they have nothing on the pelican. Speaking of which, we have not had one of those for a while, I miss them.

Friday, January 08, 2010

wow thank you !

Got my Christmas gift from Bob yesterday. LOVE IT! I wore the scarf to bed. I am so lovin' it. The book looks fantastic! I can't wait to settle in on that one. I will pick it up after my John Muir book. The magnets.... what can i say. "turtle whisperer!" "zoo keeper!" and the buffalo that I wanted but didn't pick up at the craft fair. How did you know??? Thanks Bob! K~

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Cookie has been moved to the living room temporarily until she is moved to the zoo or the living room. She needed to be with the family and be in the hustle and bustle a bit more. Bing found it interesting and liked to see her out with the family. Cookie seemed to like it too. She is noisy!! We were watching a movie last night. It was about 1 AM and she was jumping around and knocking things around. My My! Anyway. I think she will like it out where she is. She will be much happier. K~