Meet Rob

You’ve already seen Rob in loads of Blog posts. Rob’s been working on our Team since September 2019. His chipper, do-what’s-needed (with a smile) attitude make the rest of the team clamor to work with him. He is trusted, honest, wants feedback, and holds himself accountable. Rob is also an excellent listener. He wants to understand what is happening as well as understand other’s viewpoints. In this day and age, listening to each other is a skill we can allRead more

Saturday thank you…

We had a few scheduling challenges today, so I came in to help a bit, and asked some others to as well. Here are my thank yous from the day. First, the non-humans, then, the human helpers. Thank you Dallas for being ready in the chute… you did not need to be ready but thank you anyway. Thank you Duckie for laying eggs today   Now, for the people. Volunteer Alayna started with us in September. We called in someRead more

Eye exams complete

Dr. Westermeyer, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, and member of the NC State Veterinary Medicine team, visited last week to check on some animals. He brought two residents with him, and the team checked out the eyes of several Museum animals. We learned that the critters are stable, with no new issues to address. Some photos below of the visit.    Read more

Amazing People

In my job I not only get to spend time with some amazing animals, but also amazing and dedicated people. I often refer to those I spend time with as the “human” and “non-human” animals. Here’s the run down from the past week: Super mother-daughter volunteer team of Cathy and Cassie are a welcome sight to the Team when the two of them walk through the door at 8:00 am their volunteer days. Last week they ended up fairly drenchedRead more

Update from the Week.

I got some non-desk time this week. This meant, lots of clothes, bandanas and masks to sweat through. However it also meant some good times and sights to be had. I did a great virtual Summer Camp program with Steve, David, and the Farmyard Critters. I also did a bunch of weed-eating, and clearing unwanted plant growth from a few areas. While working at Bear Overlook, the bears treated me with a visit. I sooooooo wanted to be where MimiRead more

Last Week in June

I was so happy this morning to welcome back former volunteer and former temporary Animal Keeper Nicole. Nicole’s arrival and help brought smiles and cheers from the rest of the team this morning! The other thing I was sooooooo happy about this morning is Virginia’s improvement. Last week she tore part of the skin off her foot. Given the issues she has already walking it was a hard few days for her. We’ve had her locked in the house soRead more