So long and thanks for all the almond leaves
Trip Start Jan 10, 2012
79Trip End Jun 06, 2012
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So yeah, disgusting stuff. I bet you all were thinking nothing could get more disgusting them seeing a sloth with its skin so disintegrated that you could see both finger bones? Or that squeezing pus out of an infected foot would be really gross for me? Oh contraire my friends. Today I reached my gross limit. I was cleaning out the enclosures today and I could see what I at first thought was a really weird lump of poo on clinic sloths platform. Nope it was a fucking huge tick
After all the tick drama I then went round all of the enclosure labelling bags of sloth poo for this scientist who is coming to the sanctuary to do tests on the poo. One gross thing to another, although to be fair sloth poo really isn't that terrible. In the meantime Rolo got bit by the new wild sloth in the clinic and bleed everywhere. I went in to feed her and changed her towel, she hissed at me a bit but I reminded her that I was her food supply and she was otherwise really good for me. Now I have run out of most of the liquid in the almond leaf mixture I'm not left with a pulp. They apparently need to eat this too so I have been spoon feeding the sloths. That's right spoon feeding, I feel like I'm looking after a toddler, especially the new wild sloth is just as messy as a toddler and I felt like I should be going 'here comes the aeroplane!' while I was doing it
It was raining a bit this morning so I thought we wouldn't have baby time, even better though we had baby snuggle time. This meant I just got to hug with Linus for ages rather then making him climb on the jungle gym-totally not complaining. Can't believe I'm not going to be able to do this again tomorrow. After work I sorted out the rest of the baby stuff for the project and chatted with Becky for a bit, seriously her work seems so cool, totally jealous! They've got a snake man coming to clear the island by the sanctuary for her of as many snakes as possible, totally gutted I'm going to be missing that!
It's lucky I bought a suitcase with me as there is no way I could fit everything in my bag now. Emma and Sara left loads of stuff for me and I've managed to squish it all in. However my suitcase, which currently only has one wheel and one handle, is now splitting at the bottom
Saying goodbye to the sloths today was hard, I know there is the possibility of me coming back here but what if they never get in contact even when they have space? Most of you who know me well enough will know that I often all too easily believe that people do not want me. The thought of never seeing Piphany and the rest of the sloths ever again is honestly so heartbreaking. I know most of you probably think, man up they're only sloths, but as pathetic as you might think I am it feels like leaving a loved one behind. Imagine that you had to leave them and you might never see them again. It's like being broken up with! So call me whatever you want but there's the truth. I have left my heart and soul at the sanctuary and hopefully I will be able to go back and collect them again some day soon.