Friday, 27 March 2015

Getting Ready for The Show!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles here!

Wot a busy day! We were up early to get The Missus off to her weekend of Craft & Carding up in Daventry. Old Two Legs forgot the card for the camera, so no pictures of ferrets this morning!

Still, OTL has spent all afternoon grooming the pair of them and don't they look 'The Business'!

That is until Brambles goes swimming in the water bowl and then rolls in his poo tray!

We have prepared a notice to tell everyone about how they came to live with us, what do you reckon?

We are, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Miss Snowflake is a four year old Albino Jill and Mr Brambles, a Sandy Hob, we think, is six years old.

Snowflake turned up in the back garden on a cold 27th December a couple of years ago and was spotted by the dogs, she was hiding under the shed. She was brought inside and given some Ferret Kibble and a lump of raw chicken.

She stayed in the shower for about a month until we found her last owner who agreed to pass on ownership to us.

She had seventy four ticks that had taken up residence on her and were removed over a three day period.

She used to be a 'Working Ferret' but had suffered some trauma at some stage causing abnormal bone growth on her spine and rib cage. Lucky for her, it doesn't cause any problems, nor does it stop her chasing Mr Brambles around the house!

Mr Brambles came to us from the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue Centre, to live with us as a friend for Miss Snowflake. He has two toes missing from his back leg but it looks like a birth defect rather than an injury. He is the perfect gentleman. He loves cuddles, Chasing Games and Dog Biscuits, which he pinches from the dogs bowl every morning!

Us ferrets are walked every morning on the beach and in the grass field at Isle of Grain, for about an hour, together with the two dogs, Daisy & Holly. Life is good and we have now both found our 'Forever Home'


There are a couple more photos showing Brambles raiding our biscuits and Snowflake in the shower when she first arrived.

That should get a few Oooo!'s and Arrrr!'s and it saves us keep explaining how they come to take over here!

Lunchtime we were out down the beach, with the camera but no ferrets!

We had a run along the beach and on the sand and then OTL says we got to 'Pose' so he could include us in the Ferret Information Notice, but in the end we decided it was for the ferrets and not us!

What are we doing on a Ferret Info Sheet?
It was more fun chasing each other up and down the beach!

Catch me if you can!
 I had a great time digging a hole that was almost a hundred feet deep, honest!

Me and Me 'ole!
 Holly was practising her 'Commando Crawl' that she uses when she is sneaking up on rabbits!

Silent as a Mouse and Fierce as a Lion and invisible as a Fart!
We had a game with OTL, we would go off into the grass for a sniff or a wee and he would hide. When we looked for him he was gone, so using our super sensitive noses, we hunted him down!

I Gotcha!
This afternoon we have been cleaning the ferret Show Cage and sorting out some bedding for them.

Mr Brambles is getting all excited about tomorrow and the possibility of maybe meeting his son, Buddy, again!

We'll let you know what happens!

Bye bye for now!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.


  1. Well what a busy, busy day. Loved the note about the ferrets, you forgot to put on it they have a fan club of their own and share your daily blog. Wish I could come tomorrow to cheer them on but I've to meet TM at her crafty weekend, when she gets home have a sniff in her bag and she might have a little treat for you and Holly. Loved the pictures this afternoon, your ole is beautiful and I love Holly's commando crawl. Now look after OTL tonight in case he's missing TM, hope he has something really nice and tasty for his dinner, you girls help him with it. Hope Mr Brambles catches up with Buddy tomorrow. Have a lovely evening, happy muggings and I'll catch up with you Sunday night. Love, licks and wags from little Arch xxxxx

  2. Very good info sheet on the ferrets and a lovely picture to cap it off. They sounded all spick and span until Mr B got all wet and rolled, umm, won't do at all. Hope TM gets on without you all looking after her, she is going to have a very tiring weekend so will need lots of TLC when she returns, save her a couple of biscuits, she will like that. So that hole was 100 feet deep, well if you count in ants feet then I suppose you are right! Holly's commando crawl very impressive, it's a pity it doesn't work but it looks good. Excellent pictures that OTL takes, he is a clever lad sometimes. We are hoping to come to see you tomorrow, Michael needs to find out what time to come and to recap on where so see you there. xxxx

  3. I'm in my posh hotel but missing you all like mad.... Take care of The Ferrets, Daisy and enjoy the show... I do hope Brambles and Snowflake return home with a prize! Ask OTL to take lots of pictures....
    Love and kisses
    TM xxxxx

  4. I hope Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles do well at the show. I can't wait to see the photos. I'm sure they will be very popular and your information sheet will be very useful. I also think that you and Holly will be very popular and get lots of fuss. I love the photos of you and Holly today. You both look very smart laying on the bench but I really like the ones of you running having fun. If you are missing TM then you could watch the videos of her that have been put on Face Ache. She is telling everyone what to do! I really enjoy reading your blog every day but this is the first time I've commented. Tell OTL that he makes me giggle with his comments.
    Looking forward to tomorrow's blog
    Love Jeanette xx