Labor Day Weekend Recap

Happy rainy post-Labor Day Weekend Tuesday!

(that so does not sound fun.)

For me, Labor Day meant a full weekend of work at the Zoo, of course.

Here are a few highlights:

Shocked myself on hot wire for the first time.

Yep. It finally happened. I’ve been oh so careful to avoid this fate each and every day, yet all this time knowing that eventually it would be inevitable. This weekend I put my hand right on the hot wire in the hyena yard. While holding a metal lock in my other hand, I might add. I heard the loud “pop!” before I felt the shock. 7200 kv. Who needs coffee with a wake up like that?!

Sadie cheetah killed and ate a squirrel.

I swear I turned my back on this cheetah for one minute when she suddenly and quite silently, killed and began to eat a squirrel. Poor squirrel. Just doing its thing, hanging out in Missouri, when BAM! A Cheetah! Totally unexpected, I’m sure.

My lovely little dog’s name is also Sadie, so when I texted my family to tell them about this event the following conversation ensued:

Me: Sadie cheetah just killed and ate a squirrel.

My dad: Well, keep her outside then.

Guess he missed the imperative word there, “cheetah.” Don’t worry, Dad, I kept her outside…

Despite her little “snack” Sadie proceeded to clean up all of her meat the next morning. She’s a girl after my own heart.

Had a wonderful friend visit from NYC.

My college roomie was in the Lou for the weekend! I haven’t had the opportunity to see her in over a year and a half, so it was wonderful to catch up.

Since she lives in the Big Apple, I knew I had my work cut out for me to show off St. Louis, especially since I was working and couldn’t really play tour guide all day.

BUT she got to experience…The Arch, The City Museum, Schlafly’s, Ted Drewes, Creve Coeur Park, Tower Grove Park, Forest Park and the holy wonder that is Khao Soi from Fork and Stix.

Not a bad list, I’d say. Plus we did what all good girlfriends/college roommates do, that is, talk, talk, talk constantly (no gossiping, I swear!).

All in all, not a bad Labor Day, despite its sad lack of lake and bbq action.

And in other good news it is now officially September which is MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, so obviously exciting and most likely a time for fabulous weather!

Happy September everyone! Enjoy.