June 16, 2012

Catching up, again

The zoo has been a busy place since my last post, so busy that I haven't had time to write anything (obviously).  Final exams went rather swimmingly, including my highest ever mark on a final which was one I had to look at a few times before I truly believed what I was reading.  Precious got broken in to her dog show duties, and Raodi came away with two firsts and a second in our first specialties ever.  Specialties are shows just for a specific breed, and judged by experts in that breed.  Very prestigious stuff, so even though she didn't get any points out of the deal I was very happy with her and with our weekend overall.  I helped with setup, and made lots of new friends in the process, so it was a really fun experience overall.  Now I'm taking a Spring course at the univeristy, and wondering if I'm nuts for doing it!  A four month course in three weeks is intense enough, but one with a three hour lab (which would be weekly if I was doing it on the regular schedule but is now daily in order to fit it all in) is even moreso.  I'm on the homestretch of it now, with only two presentations and two finals to go, and so far so good.  But I'll be glad when it's over and I can just work, rest, and most importantly enjoy some much needed time with my family and animals!

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