Friday, July 16, 2010

Scooter has come along way since his first days at IEAS. In the mornings, he craves "lap time." After finishing his bottle, he wastes no time to get into the lap of his caregivers. He loves the affection and the contact. Scooter would have received this kind of attention from his mother, so it is important for us to provide as much of it as possible.

This week, Scooter has been cooling off in his tubs and water trough. The Texas heat is back and he is feeling it. You will find him in one of his water tubs just about every afternoon. He has even become more confident in himself and has started venturing out on his own. He has been out playing in the water by himself, eating grapes, and just watching the work go on around the Sanctuary. It is amazing and wonderful to see this little guy become so confident and enjoy himself after the rough start he had.

Scooter enjoys playing in his brush pile and climbing on his trees. This morning, he found himself in a bit of a pickle when he was trying to reach some grapes that were just out of his reach. His back legs slipped off the side fencing and he found himself hanging from the top of the habitat by his two front paws. He did manage to grip the side fencing again with his back legs and was able to get down. In the end, it was worth it for him because he did manage to get the grapes he was after.


  1. Scooter is such a ham sometimes.

  2. Well, more power to him! He had such a poor and unstable start in life that it's wonderful to see him healthy and enjoying himself.