The highlight of this week was getting to ‘jump’ three grey seals when they needed to be chipped. James Bond, Blinky and Bular have now all been moved to Bi-Bu, and I didn’t make a total idiot of myself catching them. Success all round!
There was an open day at the centre with people able to come behind the scenes, which was busy and involved a lot of crowd control. Still, it was good fun and Popy and Willem put on a show, chasing each other around Grotebad and playing like the puppies they are (despite being big puppies now!).
Sonia had to have her right eye removed, a surgery that’s been a long time coming. There was a bit of a worry when it took an hour and a half to wake her up after the anaesthetic! I went to check on her at midnight after the surgery but I’m not going to share photos as it was a bit gruesome looking! The day after she still wasn’t feeling well enough to eat, but hopefully she’s got her appetite back now.
Quarantine 6 was finally relieved of its virus designation, allowing Curly, who had reached over 40kg in quarantines, to move straight to Fase 3 and a few days later be released. At last!
There was a grey seal who arrived with a massive wound in her side, she looked practically dead and only responded (with aggression!) when touched. Tobi named her Juli. I’ve been off for the past couple of days so I don’t know how she’s getting on, but fingers crossed.
Over my free days I’ve been working on a little research project of my own, which is still in a data entry phase! I’ll update you if it goes anywhere interesting. At 9pm I’m off to record the intake of a new grey seal, and tomorrow it’s back to work!