Saturday, 9 January 2016

Wilma has gone.

Hello Woofers,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April and Fred here.

Wot a sad night is was last night.

At seven last night OTL went to the vets to pick up Wilma and get some medicine to stop the pain. The vet said we had to keep her quiet and make sure she has plenty to drink. There was no obvious wounds, just bruises where the dogs teeth had grabbed her around her abdomen.

She was obviously in shock.

We took her home and OTL made up a cage for her with bedding, food and water and a poo try.

OTL gave her a drink using a syringe and tucked her up into her bedding.

Around nine last night OTL went to check on her and found her laying half in and half out of the poo tray. He picked her up and cradled her in his arm and offered her another slurp of water which she took, but not much.

OTL carried on cuddling her and she licked his arm, snuggled her head down and gently passed away.

OTL carried on cuddling her for a while until he was sure she had passed over.

We think that it was the shock that finally got her as we couldn't see any damage on the x-rays.

Wilma was a super ferret, full of fun, full of life. She took to the harness and lead and enjoyed her walks on the beach and the grass paths. She didn't walk, she bounded, and when she ran out of lead, she dashed back to encourage her brother Freddy to 'Get a Move On'.

After the walk along the sea front and a rampage around the house she would rattle the cage door until OTL opened it up and gave her a slurp of Ferretone and a bit of chicken strip.

She wasn't with us for more than seven weeks but in that time she enjoyed her life in our house and was settling down to being one of our family.

We buried her this morning in a flower pot in the garden and put her next to Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles so they can keep her company and of course, we can always stop and tell them all what has been going on in the house and what sort of trouble we have been getting in to!

Every time OTL has passed Snowflake and Brambles he has always said hello and updated them on what is going on!

Now he will stay a bit longer to have a chat with Wilma.

Back tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April and Fred


  1. I am so very sorry to read about Wilma. Thinking of you all xxx

  2. I saw Eileen's post on FB and was saddened beyond words. I am so very sorry for your loss, Daisy, as I know you loved reporting her antics. I pray for strength for you and your family as you all deal with another loss in your beautiful family. Tis such a shame...

  3. I am so sad, Daisy Co, Wilma had fitted in so well to your gang of furries and loved her life with you all. I am sending hugs to you all to let you know that we are thinking about you all. Give OTL & TM a special hugs too because they are really the best when it comes to giving you all the very best care xxxx Jasper and his Mam

  4. We're all very sorry here about what happened to little Wilma. She did have the best 7 weeks with you all and I'm sure she felt so loved in that time. Snowflake and Mr Brambles will take care of her and tell her all about their adventures and she'll tell them of her adventures. It's good that you can stop by and let them know wot mischief you've been up to and OTL can sit and have a chat with them. I hope you all are snuggling together to get through this awfully sad time. We all feel for you very much. Love from little Arch, my mum, my boy and Nipper. xxxxxxxx

  5. So very sorry to read your sad news on Wilma, She was fast becoming a favourite in our house...I read your adventures out to Rory my youngest....who wont sit and read a book but a 5 or 10 min blog post holds his attention and he loves to hear the things your "PACK" get up to xx hugs to all today xxx Bernie Rory and all our Baskervilles xxx

  6. So sorry when I heard the sad news, seven weeks, it seems to have been ages since those first tentative introductions to your home and I know that Wilma could not have done any better. Give OTL an extra cuddle, because he had to witness the happenings and we don't want him to blame himself in any way. Big hugs from us in Florida, Sue, Michael, Vickie, Pat, Jordynne, woofer Ted and woofer Emily. xxxxxxx

  7. We were all very sad to hear that poor Wilma has slipped away to go and play over the rainbow bridge with Brambles and Miss Snowflake. She sure loved her walks with you and was a great encouragement to Fred. Sending love to you all from Izzy, Hamish, Molly, Jeanette and Neil xxxxxxxx

  8. Oh nooooo . . . I am so sorry to hear the sad news. What a shame this has happened but at least she had happy ho.e with you. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  9. Oh nooooo . . . I am so sorry to hear the sad news. What a shame this has happened but at least she had happy ho.e with you. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  10. Hi, so sad about the beautiful Wilma, pleased you were with her at the end, my thoughts are with you all, give Freddy a big hug from me. Take Care x Sam.

  11. Such sad,sad news Daisy. I'm so glad OTL was with her. Poor OTL. It would be nice if April and May would take dear Freddie in to their hearts xxx