Thursday, April 23, 2009


We are the now proud owners of two Ferrets. Work got 4 last week.
I'm not sure of the story behind them but they are very well behaved and have no inclination to bite, and i think they must be used to dogs.
We named them Rorschach and Plan B.
We bought a cage over a year ago because it was very cheap and big. Its been sitting in the tomb since then, just in case.
As most of you know we had ferrets in Sydney for 6 years....a love and hate relationship.
We loved them and most everybody else hated them.
We were worried about the dogs. They love chasing Squirrels and leaves and Elks and Lizards and tails.
They are Cattle dog mixes so the whole instinct to eat and/or herd small fast furry things is strong in these ones.
I brought the two males home on Sunday for a test. The dogs were all a quiver.
All nose and tail.

Slowly introduced them....and well no blood shed as yet.
We will keep them in the cage with supervisered outings.
Though me laying on the lounge watching the BBC drama "Waking The Dead" and ignoring the 4 some running around there has been little drama.
Roo is way more interested. She wants everyone and everything to love her so she follows them around tail wagging and crazy blue eyes intent. She is pretty good only with the occasional paw on the head when it gets all to much. Darwin is keen and baffled, but its like another foster pup....
'yeah yeah you will take it back soon, won't you'

I was gooogling "ferret' quotes just to see what was out there...not many it seems.

Virginia Woolf once described Noel Coward as
"clever as a bag of ferrets and trivial as a perch of canaries".
which reminds of me Blackadder 4th happily misquoted.

The Bible.
These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, / And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.

god dosen't like little critters, now if he mentioned Cockroaches, i may go along with the whole thing...but Moles...oohhh scary.
Tortises, i find them very unclean and ohh so creepy and that slow moving woogly eyed Chameleon stay away or he will cap your arse.