Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Polecat or Polecat Ferret, that is the question!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Fred & Wilma here!

Now, it was most remiss of me but I didn't tell you the whole story of the Rawhide Chew yesterday.

Naughty Daisy!

Now, Holly and I were very good girls yesterday and we were given a Rawhide chew each. Holly and I straight away headed for our own 'Private Place' where we go to when we want to nibble a treat without anyone disturbing us.

I headed for the office and Holly headed for the sofa!

Well we both had a nibble and then went off to mug Old Two Legs out of some of his dinner. A bit later, like bed time, we both retrieved our chews and jumped onto OTL's bed and began to have a bit of a gnaw, much to the dislike of The Missus who grabbed both of the chews and hid them on top of the wardrobe!

I mean, if she wanted a nibble all she had to do was ask!

Now, another thing we have to do is to say 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to Auntie Karen (The Cat Woman)
who has reached the ripe old age of Umpty One, again!

I mean, just how many times can you be Umpty One and get away with it?

The ferrets came with us for a walk this morning 'cos the sun was just getting up and it wasn't very cold, just a little dark!

A Sheerness Sunrise.
 It was OK getting down there early but we were fascinated by the cloud shapes, strange or wot?

Holly said that she reckon that the cloud was Altocumulus, and really it wasn't so rare!

She is such a Know it All some times!

Altocumulus with puffy bits?
 Miss April said that she thought it was Altocumulus as well and now that is sorted, can she have a carry?
I'm with her on the clouds and she said I deserve a carry!
 OTL had to go out today, so we had the whole office to our selves, bits of teeth cleaning chews and rawhide chews were all over the place and we even found the bone OTL got us up at the Doggy Shop!

He didn't get back until two thirty, so we were late going out for the lunchtime walk! We missed all The Lads who we normally see but we did see the beginning of  the sunset, which was promising to be as spectacular as the sunrise!

It has the look of a good sunset,
There was a funny looking cloud floating over us and it looked enormous, like a big ball of cotton wool!

That is one big cloud!
 Now, we have a little problem, we are undecided on the exact description of Fred & Wilma, OTL reckons they are Polecat Ferrets while Holly says they look like Polecats I think they could be Coloured Ferrets. So, we are going to get some pictures of them and put it out on the Fluffy Ferret Forum for suggestions, but it won't be for a week or so.

Holly says that she is willing to bet a Bonio she is right!

We shall see!

Right, we are off to see what is for dinner.

Bye bye for now.


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Fred & Wilma.


  1. Now I was expecting that you were going to tell us that the ferrets had made it to the top of the wardrobe and rob you of your rawhide chews, I would not have put it past them! We are eagerly awaiting the news of which species your new house mates are, will it make any difference? Today you managed to see tails of sunrises and sunsets and got a bit chilly in the process, poor you. Love the big ball cloud, can you tell the weather from big balls? Hope you found OTL had some muggable dinner and that it was warm, give TM an extra hug as Megan is poorly and we hope she soon gets to be her old self. Take care. xxxxxx

  2. Yo Daisy, you could never be naughty, your TM is naughty for nicking your chews ........ now if you nicked her dinner, she would complain. So the cat woman is umpty one .......... hmmmm, is that old? I'm not sure with these TL years. Look at Holly, showing her knowledge again and now Miss April is joining in, but only to get a carry. How's Fred doing with his target practice, my mum says, boy are usually a bit off with their targets. Love the pictures today, them clouds do look fluffy. I got away without having a bath again, my mum didn't sleep well last night on account of her dumpling, it was too big and it kept her awake, I told her she should have shared it, well anyway, she didn't manage to get dressed until lunchtime and it was way too late for a bath for me. I hope you are giving Mrs TM extra cuddles, as Sue says, she needs them to help cheer her up because little Megan is poorly. Give Mrs TM a snuggle from me, I know she'll appreciate a sniffy snuggle. Hope there are some good muggings, you need extra muggings in the cold weather. Have a good evening all with plenty of snuggles, love, licks, wags and super sniffs from little Arch xxxxxxxx

  3. I am looking forward to hearing the result of "polecat gate" but thank you all for my birthday wishes. I think I can get away with Umpty one for a few more years! Kx

  4. Call them "polies" or possibly "poleys" whichever is the plural of "poley". The pattern and colouration is known in this country as "polecat". However, calling them polecats, might confuse them with the wild beasties. Your Flintstones are no more polecats in that sense than you are a wolf. "Polecat ferret" is also somewhat confusing as they might be confused with polecat-ferret crosses.

    "Coloured ferret" is new on me. It just sounds like a show category for ferrets that don't neatly fit into any other group. Probably Cocoa would count as that. She has been described to me by different rescue runners as sandy and as a poley as she's somewhere in between, Over in the states they have a lot more descriptions such as "chocolate" and "cinnamon" but I'm not sure what she would be.