Dec 16 2016

Keeper’s Log

I just wanted to thank all of you who came in today for helping make my coordinating day run so smoothly.

In addition to the cleaning and feeding, the work group got two enclosures cleaned, the entire sanctuary got enrichment and we got four cats moved!

Sundari & Sapphire are back from vacation, Sabre & Jasmine are now on vacation.

Jamie asked that the work group clean out Sabre‘s enclosure and the empty one next to him today so that got done. They also raked where they cut palmettos yesterday and did some cutting & raking on serval row.

Tomorrow – Still need golf carts cleaned & Kathryn still has signs that need put up. There will also be a chicken delivery of about 50 cases arriving tomorrow, so they can help with that.

Trash got taken from Party House.

We still need to grind pork and lamb.

The food prep scale seems to be misbehaving. We changed the batteries, but it did not help. We brought in a scale from the Kitten Cabana.

I took the laundry over to the hospital, but did not have time to get it in the cupboards. Also, the tie downs for the surgery table are with that laundry. Those need to go into Windsong Hospital.

Both of the Kitten Cabana lights are burned out. Can we have Rich replace them this weekend please?

Hoover, TJ and Zeus all refused to eat in the morning.  Hoover and Zeus ate about half of their diets in the evening.  TJ ate about 4 lbs. Zouletta only ate 2.4 oz in the AM and refused food in the evening. Everyone else ate well. Andy tiger refused his bunny, but we brought him another diet which he finished completely.

The interns all got their lunch money. The entire sanctuary got enrichment. The rest of the Christmas trees got distributed between vacation rotation and Spirit Feather.

Think that does it for today!

Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Karma L. Hurworth
Assistant Manager/Master Keeper, Big Cat Rescue

Alyssa and Meg reported that Apache Bobcat’s eyesight is failing.

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A Christmas Poem compliments of Catz, Kats and Morekatz

 

Twas the night before Christmas,

and all through the sanctuary,

Not a creature was stirring, not even Sundari.

The enrichment was distributed, fun had been had,

And even Amanda was trying not to be bad.

Cameron and Zabu were all snug in their den,

And there was no noise coming from Skipper and Gilligan.

Out at Tiger Lake, Hoover started to moo,

Priya started to preen, because she liked him, too.

TJ covered his head, and wished for some quiet

While Duchess was sure she was now living at the Hyatt.

The moon in the VR was so big and bright,

It was more like noon, not the middle of the night.

When, all of a sudden, what in the world was that?

It’s a BCR golf cart, pulled by eight tiny bobcats.

With a little blonde driver, wearing BCR apparel,

I knew in a moment it must be Carole!

Faster than the relentless, onward she came.

She whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now, Andi! now, Breezy! now, Apache and Angie!

On, Lovey! On, Max! on, Banshee and Anasazi!

To the top of the fence! To the top of the wall!

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

Joseph roared at the noise, Nikita took it in stride,

But Aspen and Mickey just ran to hide.

Nabisco and Missy were in awe at this sight,

They would never forget their first Christmas night.

Andre and Arthur stood in a daze,

They had spotted Sapphire and were amazed!

“She looks almost like Bu,” said one to the other.

“Now we can each have one,” smiled his brother!

Ares, Artemis, Sassy, Josie and Mac,

Snuck into the Funcation to look for a snack,

They didn’t find one,

So Orien and Reise tried to get them to come back..

Armani and Cheetaro invited Sabre to visit,

But Jade and Jinx were sleeping and missed it.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the path,

The prancing and pawing of each little bobcat.

As I gathered my wits, and was turning around,

Out of the cart Carole jumped with a bound.

A bundle of bloodcicles she had flung on her back,

And she looked like a peddler, just opening her pack.

Her eyes-how they twinkled! her dimples how merry!

Her cheeks were like roses, her nose like a cherry!

She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,

And filled all the feedings stations, then turned with a jerk.

She sprang to the cart, to her team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

I heard Joseph roar as they drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

by Lori Duska

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The very first day of Jasmine’s vacation

 


Recorded by Susann Mesna via explore.org/bigcatrescue live web cam on December 15. 2016

 

I recorded Jasmine today when she arrived in VR, she is a beauty, she was checking everything of course. I have a long video with her first moments there, I am sending you just the moments with the trees, she was adorable. If you want the long video and you have time you can see it on my channel, just tell me and I will send it to you.

Sapphire the White Tiger said Good Bye to Wilson, the Red Ball

Videos by Ruxandra via explore.org/bigcatrescue LIVE webcam.

 

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