It has been very hot here the past few days. It's really tough doing animal presentations in the direct sunlight, especially while holding a stinky sweaty skunk at the same time. Well, all I know is that no matter how tough some days at the zoo can be and no matter how annoying some zoo guests can get as well, the second I leave to go back to school I am going to want to go back to the zoo. ZooQuarium is like my second home during the summer and this year I have grown very attached to Jasper the hawk as well. I wish I could take him to Maine with me. I know that leaving Jasper is going to be the hardest thing I have done in a long time. If it wasn't for leaving him I would be very excited to go back to school, but right now I am not looking forward to saying goodbye. At least I will be working with him all the way up to the day before I move in.
Doing animal presentations with Jasper is one of the best feelings in the world. He trusts me completely now, and even knows when it's time to go do a show. We have such a bond, and I really hope that when I go back to ZooQuarium he will remember me and that our trusting relationship does not go away.