This week is National Zookeeper Week, which means... what exactly?
That was the question posed recently by Penny Jolly, the President of the American Association of Zookeepers. In an open letter to the leadership of her organization, Ms. Jolly suggests that, like every other holiday, National Zookeeper Week has lost its way. It is not, she argues, an excuse for us to get gift baskets or donuts. It's not an opportunity for everyone to pat us on the head and tell us what good boys and girls we all are.
Instead, it's our chance to show the communities that we serve who we are and what it is that we do.
That being said, someone offers me some donuts (especially whatever Krispy Kreme has as it's seasonal cake flavor), I'm not saying "no."