|Nia, a white Bengal tiger, taking a bubble bath in her waterfall tub. She was so relaxing that I had to call her name over and over again just to get this half, uninterested look.|
|Nia's bubble bath at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge.|
|Sammy making himself comfortable on my papers and computer. |
I love having him with me in my office.
|Sammy sleeping in an empty feed bowl for a tiger.|
PRWR has only four employees, but paid or volunteer, our staff makes everything work and chips in to get the job done. They work however many hours they have to in order to finish the day knowing they accomplished everything that needed to be done. All of us, including the owners, have a fun and relaxed camaraderie and help each other out in business and personal life situations.
I never imagined working at a wildlife sanctuary. I drive an hour to get here. But every day is different and some days don't have words to describe them. For an animal lover like me, seeing a tiger with bubbles hanging off its whiskers and chin or watching an animal paint on a canvas, is enough to make me smile for days.
Monthly feed bill, $1,500; building a new enclosure for three bears, $50,000; watching a tiger take a bubble bath, PRICELESS.