Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy de Ferret and Eric de Ferret!
Yes, it has happened, Miss May has come back with a boy friend!
You see we sent Old Two Legs and May off with the 'Holiday Cage' all clean and disinfected and with clean bedding and water and some nibbles.
Miss May travelled in the travelling cage she uses when she goes out for her morning walk or a trip to the vet!
At the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue she was introduced to Buddy, a two year old Hobblet but it just didn't go well with the introductions. Miss May attacked him and bit him on the nose!
Now that was just not on. We know May can be a bit feisty but all out warfare was not on!
It was then suggested that we try a younger Hob.
There was a cage with four ferrets in that had started off with twelve! They had been bred by a young Two Legs who thought he could make some money selling the Kits but no one wanted to buy them and they ended up at the Rescue for Roy and Chris to find them new homes.
So, this young, six month old Pastel Hob was put in the same cage as May. He is a 'Full Hob', that is he hasn't been castrated yet 'cos his testicles haven't dropped yet!
She sniffed, he sniffed and then she attacked him but he didn't run away, he stood his ground and went for her!
That set Miss May back on her tail!
Now there was a lot of chasing around the cage, in and out of the bedding and a plastic tube. May was a bit put out that this youngster was giving as good as he got!
There was a bit of squeaking and hissing and chasing and running but it all slowed down. OTL went off to have a cup of tea and a chat with Roy and Chris.
After about thirty minutes they went to see what had occurred. Both ferrets were eyeing each other and were keeping apart in their own little space.
Next OTL got the 'Holiday Cage' and both ferrets were put in and a bowl of Ferretone introduced. They both were slurping away while standing next to each other!
A good sign!
OTL kept an eye on them for a while and decided that they would both be fine after week or tow, just like Fred and Wendy who now are always cuddled up together when they have a snooze!
So, at the time of writing, Eric is curled up under a blanket while May is snoozing in the hammock.
Eric has had a poo and a wee down on the bottom floor of the cage, correct level but wrong side of the cage!
When he gets a bit older he will need to be castrated which will help his temperament and make him into a big soft cuddle machine like wot Freddy is!
OTL passed on the donation from Rose and Rosie and Roy and Chris say thank you very much.
While he was there OTL got to see Rufus!
He is doing very well, the large lump he had was a cyst which was removed by the vet and now he is slowly building up the muscles in his back legs.
OTL had a cuddle with Rufus and he wanted to say a big 'Thank You' to the Allhallows Croppers who enabled the Rescue Centre to fund his treatment. Rufus has a girl friend and the pair are to be found cuddled up together every night!
So, that is about it really, Eric will get his Distemper injection next week and after a while will be allowed out on the lead for a walk with May and us woofers!
OTL has promised to get some photos of Eric over the next few day so you can see what a beautiful lad he is!
See you tomorrow!
Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy de Ferret and Eric de Ferret!