Monday, 10 August 2015

More Sorting Out The Hierarchy!

Hi Woofers!

It's us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake, Mr Brambles, Miss April and Miss May!

That is getting quite a  mouthful and it almost fills up the line!

Where to start?

Well, last night it was considered safe enough for Miss May to stay in Snowy Heights with Brambles and Snowflake 'cos she hadn't shown any serious aggression towards them and was happy to sleep on her own. Brambles and Snowflake went up into the playroom and crashed out in one of the beds while Miss May stayed in the bedroom on the big cushion.

Miss April was still in the 'Naughty Corner' and spent the night in the big travelling cage with her own food, water, Poo Pot and bed!

Old Two Legs got up during the night to check on them and found Miss May and Miss April were awake while the other two, Brambles and Snowflake, were fast asleep!

Morning came and OTL decided that all of the ferrets could be let out into the office for a run around and a bowl of Lactose Free Milk. Snowflake and Brambles just love the stuff and we were interested to see what April and May made of it!

So, into the office came OTL with his breakfast of Rabbit Food, Orange Juice and a cup of tea. On the tray also were four small bowls with some milk in them.

OTL was doing his interpretation of 'Dooking' which the ferrets know it's him by the noise he makes, which to them, sounds nothing like 'Dooking'!

OTL puts the four bowls down, in a line and gets out the three ferrets from Snowy Heights.

All three dive towards the bowl and start licking the milk. The OTL gets Miss April out of her cage and puts her down in front of the remaining bowl.

She has a lick, then another lick and then jumps onto Brambles back and starts to beat him up!

Three bowls go flying and the milk is sloshed all over the carpet!

Brambles and Miss April then commence to have a running battle around the office, screaming and fighting and rolling about! They were running in and out of the furniture, behind all the bags of ferret food and in and out of the cat litter and then behind the cage and the rubbish bin. They were moving so fast that OTL couldn't get to them to separate this waring pair!

Finally Brambles ran across the room, with April in hot pursuit and with a deft swing of his hand OTL scooped Brambles up and out of harms way!

While OTL was cuddling Brambles to give him some reassurance, April went in hunt for Snowflake.

Snowflake was inside the 'Adventure Playground' where she sometimes likes to catch 'forty winks' but today April finds her way in and sets about trying to beat up Snowflake.

Now, Mr Brambles is, we think, around seven or eight years old, judging by the state of his teeth and if you bear in mind that eight years old is 'Getting On A Bit' for a ferret.

Miss Snowflake on the other paw is about four years old and her teeth are still sharp!

Miss April was confronted with a Red Eyed Screaming Ferret who proceeded to fight back instead of running away!

After a couple of 'Screaming Attacks' and some swift nips, Miss April backed off and left Snowflake alone!

One up for Snowy!

April and May then set off to explore the office and all of the nooks and crannies. Mr Brambles went back to drinking the milk until he was chased again by April who now saw Brambles as 'Target Number One'!

What she hadn't counted on was OTL. He picked her up and back she went to the 'Naughty Corner' again!

The ferrets then spent some time getting over the ruckus and watching Miss May for any signs of aggression, which there wasn't!

After OTL had finished sorting out all the Poo Pots, water and bedding he was off for a nine o clock appointment.

Lucky for us, (Holly and Me), The Missus agreed she would take us out for out morning stroll. We met up with Merc on his morning stroll, his full name is Mercedes, why he is named after a car we have no idea! Merc is a bit of a Bozo but a very nice woofer who loves OTL!

OTL came back in time for the midday walk and it was certainly too warm to run about and the water was right out, so no swimming!

We had a slow wander along the Sea Wall, stopping every so often for a rest in the shade of OTL sitting on one of the benches.

Oh Rats! The shade is on the other side!
 There was no one around and Holly and I had the beach to ourselves! Holly was catching up on her tan while I went in search of sniffs.

And I found one!

Oh! Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
I must admit, it really was too hot, so we didn't hang about too long on the beach. There was a big cool pond waiting for us at home!

The ferrets were mostly asleep but Miss May was still sleeping on her own, up in the play room or on the shelves.

OTL took a picture of her on one of her 'Snack Breaks', in fact she and April have loads of 'Snack Breaks'!
This is good grub you know!
The next time OTL looks, there, cuddled up together, in the same bed, fast asleep, was Miss Snowflake and Miss May!

Now that is a good sign!

Getting to know you!
The next step is to have Snowflake, May and Brambles on the same bed having a cuddle!

OTL says it is just a matter of time and we still have a lot of work to do with Miss April!

More news tomorrow, Holly and I are off to have our 'Shampoo & Set' at the doggy shop 'cos our normal one was fully booked up and OTL wasn't prepared to wait three weeks 'cos our hair would be too thick and heavy for Summertime!

Bye for now,


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake, Mr Brambles, Miss April (in the naughty corner) and Miss May!


  1. Goodness me Daisy, what a to do. Poor little Brambles, such a sweet little chap he doesn't deserve a wife that beats him up, I think he should get a divorce and site domestic violence as the reason, I hope Snowflake is giving him extra cuddles. Glad to hear Miss May is getting on nicely with Miss S and Mr B. Now this Miss April, needs a good nipping from Miss S and maybe you and Holly should put your feet down with firm paws and tell her she'll be living in the best place if only she toes the line and leaves poor little Mr B alone. Nice to hear that your TM took you out this morning, I bet she enjoyed it out in the fresh air. Glad to hear OTL was back in time for you mid day walk. Shame about the sea being gone again. Was that a nice sniffy sniff you rolled in? Good luck at the shampoo shop tomorrow. I've been today, wasn't amused, 3 baths in 4 days, I'll shrink! The lady sprayed me with some stuff and my mum says it smells like baby powder and she wouldn't stop sniffing me, I was getting a bit worried, so I took myself off out into the garden and rolled all round it, she's stopped sniffing me now and I don't look all white and tidy now, I've got my hair back to the way it was, a bit like worzel gummage. I'm a bit miffed as well cos I'm still getting short rations in the scoff department. I might have to consider a move, I might be sending a letter down to OTL, I know he will need another woofer to even up the score, he does like his 2 by 2 but if he has 4 ferrets I don't see a problem with 4 woofers, he can walk 2 woofers and 2 ferrets twice each time. Wot do you think to that idea, answers on a postcard? Hope the muggings are good at yours tonight and I hope that little Miss A gets herself sorted and out of the naughty corner some time soon. Love, licks and wags to you all from little Arch xxxx

  2. At the rate young Archie does his comments he will be doing a full blown diary next, you can invite him down to type for you. I spent almost as long reading his as I did yours except he doesn't do pictures!
    Poor Mr Brambles is wondering what has happened to his quiet peaceful life and wonders if it will ever be the same again! Poor little fellow xx Miss May seems to be settling down nicely, does OTL think that Miss April was boss and that Miss May just knuckled under and did as she was told, here is hoping that tranquillity resume in Snowy Heights very soon. I must meet Archie some day, he seems a real little renegade, he certainly doesn't do clean and shiny, bless him. xx
    Otherwise you have had a good day with both your "walkers" doing their best, shame you lost the sea again, just where it goes nobody knows. How can you be so careless? Hope Mr Brambles and Miss Snowflake get out soon again, let hope you all have a peaceful night. xxxxx and x for the naughty one.

  3. Poor mr brambles feel for him, miss April,sounds right bully hope things settle down soon

  4. That Miss April sounds like a right pain. I hope she soon realises that she's in a kind loving home with lots of four legs that want to be her friends. You'd think she'd do anything for the chance to live in Snowy heights instead of keep being put in the naughty corner! Miss May seems a much calmer and kind ferret. I love the photo of her snuggled with Miss Snowflake.
    Your walks on the beach sounded fun. It does make me very jealous though as we had lots of rain again today - that really fine rain that makes you very wet. That's the problem with living so near the Lake District- it tends to rain a lot up here and it's been a very wet summer. My mum is from Kent and gets very homesick when she reads about your lovely hot weather. She was very surprised to see her name in your blog yesterday, Daisy. She was very happy to help the ferrets at Harrietsham Ferret rescue.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your new hair do's after you've been for your cut 'n' blow dry tomorrow. It will be so much cooler in that heat. My TL'S are off on holidays next week and a nice lady called Carol is coming to live at our house to look after I think I'll be heading for a shower soon so I smell nice for her.
    Licks, wags & sniffs from Izzy & Hamish x