Monday, 16 November 2015

Miss Snowflake has gone.

Hello Woofers,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May and Miss April here.

Today we had to say goodbye to Miss Snowflake.

As you know, she has been having trouble with a bone growth on her ribs, just where they join the spine.

When she first arrived here the lump was as big as Old Two Legs little finger nail but over the three years she has been with us it has just kept on growing.

The vet reckons it could have been the result of 'Trauma' which could be a fight with a rabbit or something like that. She was used as a 'Working Ferret' before she came to us, so we reckon that's what happened.

December 27th, when she poked her head out from under the shed and Holly and I thought she was some sort of white rat that was trying to invade our territory, we didn't realise just what a change we all were going to get!

OTL started off with removing seventy four ticks (nasty little blind, flesh eating spiders) from her. Then while OTL was running around looking for her owner, she settled into a comfortable life in the shower, well, we didn't have any cages for ferrets then!

Once we found the owner and he passed ownership to us Snowflake started a life of fun, she learnt how to climb all over the house and even had a go at playing the banjo!

She was a bit of a pickle to begin with and it took six months for her to stop sinking her teeth into OTL's hands! I think she just got fed up with the sniff of TCP!

She just loved going out for a walk with us, on her lead with a special harness OTL got for her.

 She was joined by Brambles, a lovely Sandy Hob and the pair settled down to an idyllic life together. If they weren't chasing each other then you would find them having cuddles together.

Sadly we lost Brambles to old age a couple of months ago.

Just of late the bone growth has been getting bigger and there was nothing that could be done to stop it. In the last few days it started to put pressure on her spine and although she did not appear to be in pain, her back legs and paws became a problem when she tried to walk.

Today was to be a visit to the vet to get another jab but the way she was walking made it obvious that her condition would never improve and she would soon be in pain.

OTL had brought the Ferretone with him and Snowflake was making a real pig of herself licking the stuff up from the lid!

Well, she didn't even feel the tranquilizer injection and she slowly fell asleep still slurping her favourite treat!

She had managed to do a big poo on the table and OTL picked her up and wiped  her butt clean, gave her a kiss and handed her to the vet.

So Snowflake drifted off peacefully and with no pain at all. OTL brought her back home and now she is in the big flower pot with Brambles, cuddled up next to him.

OTL spent the afternoon cleaning and disinfecting Snowy Heights and now it's all done it seems so empty and quiet.

We are all going to miss her terribly.

See you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly, Miss May and Miss April.

Miss Snowflake Died 16-11-15 Aged 5-6 years old.


  1. This is a lovely post Daisy, tell OTL that he did well with the archive pictures. So sorry because she was so loved but she had a wonderful life with you all. God bless her and also bless TM and OTL for what they did for her. You are going to miss her and those beautiful albino eyes. XXXXXX

  2. Oh no, what a shame . . . so sorry to hear the sad news but at least she had a peaceful and pain free send off.

    Sending big hugs your way XXXXXXXXXXX

  3. Very sad to read you have had to say goodbye to lovely Miss Snowflake. I will miss reading about her ferrety antics. Lovely photos of her, especially the one cuddling up with Mr Brambles. Love to you all xxx

  4. What a lovely post Daisy, with beautiful pictures and memories of a wonderful friend.
    Hugs to all, xx

  5. Daisy, you have done Miss Snowflake proud, as has all at Godwin Towers. We will all miss hearing of the wonderful adventures that Miss Snowflake had but I'm sure that her and Mr Brambles are snuggled up together, thinking of future adventures together. It's a sad day for you all so spend lots of time snuggling all together, well you might have to let the page 3 girls have their own separate snuggles, just in case they decide to see if you and Holly taste like chicken. I'm glad she a big poo for the vet, us furries must leave our calling cards. Loved the wonderful pictures today. Miss Snowflake fell on her feet the day she decided to take up residence with you all and you all fell in love with her, so did all of us woofers that follow your Diary and our TL's. My mum and my boy are very sad, they loved me telling them all about the antics of you down there and on your holidays. The stories put a bit of sunshine into our lives so we can imagine just how hard it is for you all. Keep your tails up, it is hard but those memories and the fun and love you all shared will never go away. Sleep tight with your soul mate Miss Snowflake. Love and licks from little Arch xxxxxxxx

  6. Dear Daisy, we are so very sad to hear this news. Your diary entry is so beautifully written and a fitting tribute to a wonderful lady. You made us all tearful as we read your words. How sweet that Miss Snowflake was slurping her favourite tipple as she fell asleep. I am so pleased that I got to meet when I came to visit. Sleep peacefully Miss Snowflake xxx

  7. We are so sad to hear that you all had to say goodbye to dear Miss Snowflake today, your sweet honorary woofer. Daisy you have written such a lovely tribute and all those beautiful photos remind us of all the lovely times you spent together and shared with us. Look after each other especially the Missus and OTL , lots of snuggles will help. Love, hugs and licks from Jasper and his mam xx

  8. So sad Daisy... Snowflake and Brambles have provided such fun throughout your diary they will both be sorely missed by many. My heart goes out to all of you xxx

  9. Thinking of you all at this sad time. I'm sure Snowflake missed Mr Brambles. So sorry. xx

  10. Just breaks my heart.... I loved her antics with OTL and how loving Mr Brambles and Snowflake were. I am so very sorry for you loss of two of the sweetest little ferrets ever put on God's Earth. Keep sharing memories of those two, okay Daisy?? I love hearing them...

  11. I had to pop back to see what comments others had left after my first visit, so lovely to see that people are in the background reading your Diary even if they don't all comment regularly. Just keep on typing and we will keep on reading. Big kisses from me to you. XX