Kathryn Stapleton's Coordinator Notes for Friday, 2/9/18
We had a great day today. Lots of great Volunteers and Interns.
Food prep was done early.
Thanks to Steph C., Alyssa, and Vanessa for weed-eating and mowing along the lake bank behind Max and Maryann and Hoover!! Also, they cleaned up around food prep and the hospital.
Thanks to Bonnie for cleaning the Windsong hospital from top to bottom for Gabby's surgery tomorrow!!
Thanks to Des and Sue R for giving out snacks and feeding some of the picky cats!
Angie Gabor's Coordinator Notes for Saturday, 2/10/18
Oh what a day!! It was a warm one today.
We had a great number of incredible volunteers that helped feed, clean, and do tours. We got Feeding tour and cleaning sign-offs done.
Today, Gabby was in the hospital where a large mass was removed. She did great and will now recover in the outside hospital enclosure for two weeks. Our awesome Extreme Explorers sent Gabby a beautiful Get Well Card and gave us chocolate!!!
Overall it was a Beautiful day, full of great people that love our cats!
Lynda Licht's Coordinator Notes for Sunday, 2/11/18
Volunteers answered the call for help and we had a great crew show up. Some dependable long-term volunteers like Honey and MaryLou were first to answer the call. It was a bit of a warm day so keepers cleaning needed to stay hydrated with Gatorade. Rebecca stocked the fridge in the Leopard Lounge with several bottles and some snacks.
We were sold out on tours and we even added a fourth 3:00 pm tour. So many guests having a great time here. What a great opportunity for us to teach about issues facing big cats.
Gabby was awake and ate and took her meds like a champ. A little while later we let her out of the transport cage and into the hospital recovery cage and she was anxious to go. Still a bit wobbly but doing well.
Jen R did the Keeper Tour and had a lot of leftover enrichment so she took 5 red shirts out and handed it out. It made the cats' day and the red shirts who don't normally get to see that were happy to see the cats so happy. The cats love getting extra enrichment.
Jen R also made more cicles of various kinds. Rebecca also made a bunch of smaller cicles in the Silk yogurt cups for Gabby as these fit nicely thru the 2x4. Gabby will receive cicles daily while she's in the recovery cage.
We put Epakitin in capsules for Hoover.
Intern Steph took her Enrichment Class and is looking forward to her first observation. Intern Emma took her map test and aced it. Newly yellow keeper Bridget took her Cougar Cleaning Class and had a great first time cleaning that section.
Brittany Mira did some photographs with our lovely volunteers for gift shop products. There's always something new going on. There was also a film crew taking some footage and shots of our gorgeous cats.
Bridget, Bethaney and Dede went around and picked up all sticks, limbs, fronds, etc along the tour path. Later in the day Rebecca, Brittany, and Bethany worked on Manny's cage - clearing the roof and raking the interior - while he's in FunCation. Won't he have fun remarking everything when he returns home!!