Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Adventures with Ferrets

Our poor little fuzzies had a rough weekend. It all started Thursday night when we trimmed their nails, not one of their favorite activities. Then Saturday morning, we let them out of their room to play a bit and then carted them off to the vet. All four needed distemper boosters.

They were pretty well-behaved, but Crackers started having a little bit of a reaction. He was very lethargic, started foaming at the mouth a little. Awesome. So they gave him benedryl, which completely knocked him out, which freaked me out a little. The poor guy wouldn't even put his back legs under him. He looked like a big fuzzy puddle. After a few minutes he got better though and we headed home.

We had to wait a while to get in to the vet in the first place because they had a snake emergency of some sort. We ended up waiting about 40 minutes. Then we stopped and got lunch on our way home. All the delays paired with all the yummyies they got at the vets meant they had to go, NOW. They were scratching and biting trying to get out of the crate, but we didn't have anywhere to stop or any place for them to go. So poor Crackers and Lucky went in the crate. They were both pretty mad at us and ashamed of themselves.

They were all pouty pretty much all day. We let them play more when they got home, but it didn't help much.

Sunday, we were the worst ferret parents ever and gave them a bath! We only do this once every 4-6 months or so, but they all needed one pretty badly. Crackers went first, hated it, and continued to be made again for most of the day. I think he's still a little angry at me. Hirshie and Lucky both hated it as well, but got over it pretty quickly. Winter loves the water. She just swims around in it, looking like a teeny-tiny drowning rat (she's white with ruby eyes).

The best part of their bath time is to watch them when they're done. They freak out! Running a rubbing everything. And they're very fluffy. Puffed out in such a cute way, especially paired with they're angry little faces, so cute!

Winter, angry after her bath.

Lucky trying to dig into the couch.

Crackers climbing the couch and
Lucky still looking for a way in.
Hirshie wouldn't hold still long
enough to get a picture. Sorry.



  1. I don't know how you manage to burn the candle at both ends girl! BTW, my dogs don't let getting a bath either.

  2. You are so funny!!! BTW, I love your comment about piles going out instead of up. So true.....