Sunday, 5 April 2015

Miss Snowflake has us worried.

Hi Woofers!

Us back again, Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

The weather has brightened up and there is sun shine all over the place!

Miss Snowflake is worrying us though.

Last night when Old Two Legs stopped by to say good night, Snowflake was acting like she got something stuck in her throat and was trying to get it back up again, then she stopped, had a cuddle with OTL and a slurp of Ferretone and seemed to be a Happy Ferret!

This morning when OTL took up their Lactose Free milk, Mr Brambles, as normal, was trying to beat the door down while Snowflake was still in bed and not moving, at all!

When OTL got her out of bed, she ignored the milk and headed straight for her 'Adventure Playground'. Got into her favourite corner and curled up as if she was going to sleep!

Most unusual!

While Snowflake was curled up, OTL inspected the ferret poo trays and while Brambles was normal, Miss Snowflake had some poo that was just not right, sort of dark pink and not much of it!

OTL started to wonder if she was OK.

We left her in the cage and took Mr Brambles out for our normal walk along The Sea Wall.

First of all he decided to get out for a wee, then he got back in the bag, then he got out for a wander around while Holly and I had a wee!

Hey! Woofers Wee!
Down on the beach we were all snuffling about when we were joined by Bryn, who insisted on giving Brambles a sniff, just to say hello!

Little did he realise, Brambles was in Mid Poo!

Do You Mind! I'm having a Poo!

Back up on the Grass Path, we were all enjoying a sniff and a Ferret Around in the long grass, Brambles was having a great time, ferreting about in the grass and then rolling about in Ferret Sniffs!

This grass is so full of Ferret Sniffs!
 Along the Top Path, Brambles found what he called a 'Super Ferret Sniff'.

In fact, it was so good that he spent ages just rolling about in the sniff!

This is Goooooooooooooooood!
Holly was a bit put out 'cos OTL didn't tell him to 'Stop It' as he does if Holly or I find a sniff worthy of a roll!

Back home The Missus told us that Snowflake had been trying to be sick again but nothing came out.

OTL started to get his 'Worried Look'.

He started off by inspecting Snowflake for anything unusual but could find nothing. Then he had a look on the Ferret Forums to see if anything looked similar.

One thing turned up and that was a 'Hair Ball'. Ferrets can't cough up a Hair Ball like a cat can, instead they have to pass it through their system.

All opinions agree that the first thing to do is get the ferret to a vet.

On a Sunday, on an Easter Sunday?

Luckily, our normal vet is part of a big practise and one of the branches was open!

So, that was it, an appointment in one hour and take your credit card with you!

Off went OTL and Snowflake to the vet who admitted that she wasn't very up on ferrets!

She started off by agreeing that there were no lumps in or around Snowflakes tummy. Then she took her temperature by sticking a thermometer where the sun don't shine!

Thank Gawd for Ferretone! Snowflake didn't bat an eye lid, instead she carried on slurping the Ferretone!

Then her heart was checked and pronounced to be OK, her temperature was OK.

The vet said she couldn't rule out a Hair Ball but she couldn't rule it in either. However, she thinks it may be a bug in the intestines.

So, a slurp of Anti Biotic was administered with instructions for giving some more each day. Next she got a Laxative to take if there was no poo in the tray tomorrow.

Back home OTL made up some 'Duck Soup' which is some chicken, kibble, and egg and a healthy dollop of Ferretone, all mixed up in the food blender until it is a paste.

OTL tried to get Snowflake to have a lick but she really didn't fancy it!

She is now separated from Brambles, just in case it is infectious, and doing what ferrets do best, sleeping!

OTL has left the 'Soup' in a small bowl in the cage together with some kibble.

So now we will wait and see what happens. She hasn't tried to be sick again for some time so we are all keeping our claws crossed that the Anti Biotic is taking effect and she starts eating again!

More news when it arrives!

See you all tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.


  1. We're all very sad here to hear that Miss Snowflake isn't feeling well and wish her a speedy recovery. You and Holly and Mr Brambles will have to tell her she must have something to eat because you're missing her out on your walks. We'll all be keeping our claws crossed here for some good news. Take care all. Love, licks and wags little Arch xxxx

  2. Jasper and Ollie here. Now as you know we cats do not normally bother ourselves about anyone else except ourselves (well after all we are cats!) but our owner, the "cat woman" told us all about Miss Snowflake and we just had to add a message to say that we hope she is soon back to normal, eating and poo-ing like a good 'un. We are keeping our paws crossed for her. Love to you all. J&O

  3. Hi there Girlies and Mr B, well what a day you have had. When My Missus (Annie) looked on FaceAche and saw your Missus saying Snowflake was not very well , we were both worried and have kept checking for updates. Tell her to try some of that soup just to please OTL and to take her antibiotics too, we all know OTL will be doing his very best to get Snowflake eating and pooing again. All our claws are crossed up here in Wales until we hear that she is up and running about again. Love and licks to all of you because we know what is like when one of the furries isn't well. xxx Jasper & Annie

  4. Come on Miss Snowflake.... We are all sending you Get Well soon vibes..... Now we need you to start eating quickly which will help you get better. It will help you get your strength back to fight this.... We have everything crossed this end Fingers, Toes, Paws, Feet, Arms ..... Lots of love from us all, Lucy, Toby, Kai, Simba, Marble, Jasper, Mona, Tillie, Mylie, Tabbie, Little Ginge, Buddie, Bear, Amber, Daisy and Little Cream Kittie ....Oh and Steve and Marianne xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Sending Snowflake my very best wishes for a speedy recovery. Glad I wasnt the one who had to check the pointy end for a sore throat/stuck things though! I know you'll all be very worried about her, hugs to all of you x

  6. Wishing you well Snowflake! xx

  7. Sending lots of healing, get well wishes, Snowflake. Will keep looking on Faceache for updates xx

  8. As you know I am reading this next Monday so already know what happens next but I still wish Miss Snowflake a speedy recovery from what ails her and hope the rest of you keep well, can't have TM throw this bug around to all and sundry. XXXX XXXX