ACTUAL last day, gossip, Slothra & baby bear time
Trip Start Jul 12, 2012
68Trip End Sep 21, 2012
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Marcelo is such a traitor as he taught Daniella how to do x-rays after he just told me he doesn't want anyone else doing the medicine on the sloths. I'm totally joking by the way. But I will look like a proper idiot if he changes his mind. Plus I don't want anyone else touching Piphany or Gigia, they are my babies. Yes I'm possessive and it's stupid. I realise this! But that's what this blog is for 100 reasons why I am an idiot.
So yesterday afternoon Claire and I spoke about Chris moving to the Brady section and I said I'd make sure she was doing it this morning before she got there. There was no excuse this time, everyone was back in their sections so it was easy enough for Chris to start there. I was not able to carry out my instructions though. What a surprise! I went over to Dusty to tell her that Claire 100% wanted Chris to shadow her this morning. Dusty then said that Claire hadn't said anything to her and that she wanted Claire to tell her personally. *bashes head against sloth cage* Claire told me she had told Dusty at least twice yesterday afternoon. I don't know why it is so hard to a) carry out instructions that have been given by Claire more than once b) again WHY DOES NO ONE LISTEN TO ME and c) I still don't understand why she's been so protective of that section when she's LEAVING. Which brings me to my next thing.
I was sat with Claire upstairs chatting and I can't remember but we got onto a conversation about Dusty. Claire seemed pretty annoyed about the situation because she said to me that Dusty's been sort of passing herself off as the volunteer supervisor, which was what I originally though she was, but that's apparently always been Claire's job. She also told me that Judy is way too nice and they were only meant to stay here for two weeks to do the tree project, which Jorge has done an amazing job on, but ended up staying for months for free. I think she may have used the term free loading. I said are they still actually leaving because I was like they haven't told anyone and when people have mentioned stuff in the future Dusty has responded as if they will still be here. I just don't get why they haven't told anyone. I still think it's weird. Claire basically replied saying that they better be. Don't think she's too happy with her...
This whole thing just makes me so appreciative of the opportunity Judy has given me. I had assumed that, at the beginning, due to Dusty and Jorge this was something they did often. Which it's clearly not. So definitely feeling very appreciative about that because of course love being here and working with the sloths and the people here.
I took alot of photos today. In fact both of my memory cards, a 4GB and an 8GB are full of sloth photos and I've now had to start deleting the old ones. Still of course I need more. Obviously! Took a lot of photos of all of my section and I got Brittany to take some of me bottle feeding Gigia, which is definitely one of the highlights of my day. It's so cute. He love it bless him. It's making me pretty sad knowing this will be the last time I do all this for at least a while.
For baby time I managed to get baby bear Matt and new baby Brady Jesse for baby time, at the same time! I'm totes special. I got them to play on the jungle gym (mini one) and then took them for a little walk. Jesse is a little wriggler and was climbing all over poor Matt and me. For a tiny baby he has a good grip too. Rascal. It was a nice thing for my last baby time as Matt was the first sloth I held and now him and his silver counterpart were my last.
We had another wild sloth come along today. He had to be move once because he was fighting Randy, and then he came back! I named him Benjamin and wished him the best of luck in his endeavour. I got told off by Dusty for this because we're obviously not trying to breed the sloths. Still if he's made all this effort I'm still going to wish him luck. We decided that he was the bad boy sloth who'd come to lead the girls astray. All of the male bradys took an interest in him and Mr Sunshine started fighting him through the top of the cage! Alex, a female Brady in the same enclosure then came up and kept swotting Mr Sunshines arm down. We decided that Mr S was the big brother and wouldn't let Alex date Ben the wild sloth. I've often said that we could make a sloth soap opera with all the stuff that happens here. This could totally be a show! I have coined the word 'Slothra',(Sloth Soap Opera) that is the new genre. Good right?
As there's new people coming into my section I've written a 'section 2 bible', to give them a hand, like who's grumpy, illneses to watch for etc. I probably lightly threatened them too...what! They're my babies!
We got Geoff to download Paranormal Activity 3 to watch tonight. I spoke to Ursula before because I though it might be too scary for ten year old Stephen. He loves horror films but recently had a ghostly experience and PA3 is definitely what most people would say is 'scary'. She also said to me that I'm not leaving. I was like I'm actually going this time! Ha. So yeah PA3 with some popcorn. Good last night.