Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 39

Lesser hedgehog tenrecs are adorable. Exhibit A:

He's nomming on a bowl of worms here. So cute!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 38

Aaaaaaaaaannd we're back! And by we, I mean me and the voices in my head that I keep telling to shut the fuck up! Aaaaanyway, my favorite part of the morning at PetCo is prepping diets. This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I am a complete anal retentive control freak. Observe!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Days 36/37

I am too depressed to take pictures. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 35

One of these days (today, today will be the day!), I will catch up and actually post on the day I'm supposed to. At any rate, yesterday at work I did my notes out in the weathering yard with Annie, the GHO. I loves me some owls!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 34

This is my corn snake, Winston. He's just the cutest corn snake ever!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 33

Yes, it's another Charlie picture. But can you blame me? He's just so handsome!

Day 32

Marty has the cutest face!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 31

It's 10:30 pm and still 77degrees outside. Good god its starting already!

Day 30

I made myself chicken fried rice for dinner. It was delicious!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 29

Today, among other things, I took a quick trip to the Desert Botanical Garden next door to the zoo. Since I work at the zoo, I get reciprocal admission to a number of places, including the Garden. I took a bunch of pictures, and here are a few!

 Now, that free admission doesn't generally include extras at the places I can get in to. One of those extras would be the butterfly garden at the DBG; but for some reason, today when I presented my card, I got a butterfly sticker which got me into the butterfly garden. It was great!

 I love when the cactus bloom!

Day 28

Oops, look at that, it's past midnight. My bad! Anyway, today was the first day of my first two-day weekend in months and months, so I did pretty much nothing. It was GRAND! I read, did some laundry, stopped by the store, read some more, and watched 2 Broke Girls on the internets. Tomorrow (or, err, later today) I will be back to posting pictures. For now, I am going to bed!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 27

Sometimes Viktor cuddles with me while I read on my bed.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 26

This is Sal, the rooster. He's my department's newest acquisition. The Farm area at the zoo had him first, but he and the resident rooster started fighting shortly after Sal arrived, so we got him instead! he really likes to talk. When there's no one outside paying attention to him, and especially when he hears stuff outside his run, he'll crow like any good rooster. When you're in his enclosure, especially when putting food down, he makes these adorable little inquisitive chicken noises. I think he might be my new favorite animal! He'll peck worms out of your hand. If you've ever wondered if it hurts for a chicken to take food from your hand, the answer is no, at least not in my experience. He aims for the worms, not your skin.

Day 25

Today I took my room mate to the zoo. Working there, I obviously get in free, and also get to do most of the things to do free as well, like riding the train, feeding the giraffe, petting the sting rays, etc. It was pretty fun. Roomie didn't know the zoo was that big, the only time she's ever been is for ZooLights, and the lights are only on a small part of the zoo trails.



Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 24

Yesterday I got up, went to work for 10 hours, came home, fed myself and the animals, and went to sleep. I didn't get around to taking any pictures, But today I am going to the zoo with my roomie, so I will have plenty of photo opportunities!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 23

I worked at PetCo today. This little hamster was just too cute not to take a picture of!

Day 22

There are precious few good things about living in Phoenix. One of the few is that things bloom like all year long! Look at this bougainvillea!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 21

Owls are adorable. This is all.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 20

I have a corn snake named Winston, and I caught him today at the very beginning of his shed!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 19

Today I had a healthy after work snack. Go me! Now go me to bed! Now!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Days 17 and 18

It's another one (or two) of those days where I have to post two days worth of stuff.

Day 17: Well, first off, another pic of my cat, doing what cats do best: sitting on something I want in to. Cats are great at finding exactly what you want to be using/reading at any given time and sitting directly on it. :/ In this case, a bag of egg shaped peanut butter M&M's!

Day 18: I came home from work today, went to my patio to water my plants, and saw this!  

My thyme is blooming! So exciting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 16

I have the cutest little kitty. Viktor is the bestest, when he's not being really annoying or costing me a lot of money!! He makes up for a lot of that annoying by being adorable. Please observe exhibit A:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 15

I went to see This Means War today with a friend from PetCo. Pretty good movie, attractive men, always a good time. When I pulled into my parking space, I saw the following on the base of a street lamp. I don't think any additional exploitation is needed.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 14

I work four days a week at the zoo, and three of those four days I work with my manager, She is the one who collects Charlie the owl for me, and then hands him off to me to man him. Manning is where you just hold a bird on the glove, essentially getting them used to it (in Charlie's case) or just socializing with them so they don't always associate being on the glove with being in front of a bunch of annoying people! On days where my manager isn't there, or we don't get enough time to actually have Charlie out of his mew, I go in and sit with him to socialize him. Generally I sit on the log in his mew and putz around on my phone. I don't actually want to draw a lot of his attention to me, just get him used to sitting calmly with a person in his space.

It's really cute; he'll get all annoyed and fluff up and hiss or beak clack when I first walk in and he doesn't know what I'm going to do, but then when I sit down he calms down pretty quick and his little ear tufts go up. Sometimes he looks at me, but mostly he just does his owl thing and looks out one of the windows. He's the handsomest owl in town!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 13

You ever notice how a hedgehog with it's face in a food bowl is even cuter that a hedgehog just plain being cute!



Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 12

When you're a bunny, a pine cone with peanut butter is the best thing ever!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Days 10 and 11

Yes, yes, I know, I did it again. Two days in one. I'm busy, so sue me!

Day 10:
At PetCo, associates are allowed to bring their pets in once in a while, if necessary. Well, the dog trainer brings hers in every time she's here. Granted, they are good for demonstrating in class, but still. She takes over the tiny break room with her stuff and their stuff. But they are pretty cute.

Shark and Zoe

Day 11:
We have 5 hedgehogs and 4 tenrecs at the zoo, and today was bath day!  This is too big of an undertaking for one person to complete in addition to all normal duties, so Ryan and Edie came down to APC and did baths while I continued my regular cleaning and stuff.
Greater Hedgehog Tenrecs getting baths!