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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/03/2016 12:59:32

This Friday we should visit the war between Nanny Mei and the cutest adversaries ever - panda cubs

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Meet Mei Yan, panda keeper in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. When she started she had no idea how it was going to take over her whole life. But eight years later she is dedicated to her panda-based career and couldn’t be happier.

~ CCTVNews Facebook CCTVNews Panada Keeper
(Italics mine)
How does one get a "panda-based career"? Cause that sounds pretty great.

In reality, it's a hard job.


Mei said she starts her day at 6am feeding the nine cubs in her care .

Five of the cubs are still breastfed by their mothers while Mei needs to bottle feed the other four cubs.

After they have been fed, the woman carries them one by one to their outdoor playground.

According to Mei, the biggest cubs weigh 28 pounds.

She says: 'I have definitely gained some muscle over the years'.

It's only then that the woman has time to eat her own breakfast at around 7am.

When she's finished quickly grabbing some food, she starts cleaning the pandas' enclosures, clearing away faeces.

She then transports around 100 pounds of fresh bamboo into the adults' enclosures.

Mei says: 'I clean more than 100 pounds of panda faeces every day and have to haul around just as much bamboo into the enclosure of the only adult panda under her care.'

Mei said she often gets cuts and scratches from carrying the pandas.

She has also been bitten by these creatures.


Meet the woman who makes a living hugging and playing with pandas

While it never sounds great to be bitten, scratched, and to clean 100 lbs of poop a day, still it's PANDAS.



Mala :)

16 comments (Latest Comment: 06/03/2016 19:53:49 by Raine)
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Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2016 13:11:21
Morning

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2016 13:45:26
Good morning!

Pandas!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/03/2016 14:10:31
Good morning, bloggers!!!

Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2016 14:18:27
Mornin' all!

Comment by TriSec on 06/03/2016 14:25:18
Trisec does not feel very fluffy today.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2016 14:28:29
Quote by TriSec:
Trisec does not feel very fluffy today.

I'm in a bit of a funk today too. Was talking to the gf yesterday and while it looks like her breast cancer is under control and shouldn't be much of a problem after surgery, she's now showing symptoms of lupus. I dunno if it's from the cancer meds or not tho.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2016 14:52:16
I'm not crying, you're crying



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2016 16:05:40
Billie.... UGh.


Comment by Raine on 06/03/2016 16:07:18
Quote by wickedpam:
I'm not crying, you're crying

-- all the right there.


Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2016 16:07:51
Quote by Raine:
Billie.... UGh.



missed it - our power flashed and everything shut off - let me guess the little troll is voting for t-rump

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2016 17:22:17
I see you have been a "panda nanny" for nine years...

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2016 17:23:33
Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2016 17:57:15
Today's silly modern phrase:

"Stuck in a Dowdhole" - to overdose on cannabis edibles.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2016 19:27:03
British Tabloids are reporting that Muhammed Ali is on life support.



Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2016 19:30:01
Quote by Raine:
British Tabloids are reporting that Muhammed Ali is on life support.




Which ones? The Fail?

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2016 19:53:49
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
British Tabloids are reporting that Muhammed Ali is on life support.




Which ones? The Fail?
The fail and the mirror ==

CBS news is reporting that family members have said this is more serious that originally reported.