Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Freddy de Ferret here!
Terribly sad news today.
Miss April has gone.
We had been out for our morning walk and she enjoyed her 'carry' around either on Old Two Legs arm or sitting in his cupped hand and looking out of the ferret bag while we all investigated sniffs!
She got back into the Travelling Cage and we headed for home.
Some time during the journey she died of a heart attack. She has been poorly for a number of months and we knew she was on borrowed time.
On the last visit to the vet to get medicine, the vet seemed surprised to see her still alive!
She was a super little ferret and loved a cuddle with OTL and a game with her sister May.
Being a ferret, she was amazingly brave as I can confirm, there has been many times when she wanted to get past me and instead of going around, she came up and gave me a nip on my back leg which made me jump! I'm ten times the size of her but it didn't mean a thing to her, no one messes with Miss April!
She and her sister came to us from the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue and settled in straight away. They both fought with Snowflake and Brambles, so they had to be kept in separate cages!
When Brambles and Snowflake passed away, they were replaced with Fred & Wilma.
War started before they got in the cage, so, two groups of ferrets became the norm in this house!
April was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, which is a weak heart and just didn't have the energy to do much racing about but she still enjoyed teasing the other ferrets, from the safety of the outside of the cage.
She still enjoyed a gentle rough and tumble with her sister who seemed to know to be soft with her.
Of late, walking back to the car, Miss May would walk along side April, as if to give her support and comfort, just like a sister should do!
We are going to miss April, she was a super ferret and an Honorary Woofer!
She has now gone to rest in the garden with Snowflake, Brambles and Miss Wilma for company.
We of course will always say hello as we pass the flower pots and keep them all up to date with the happenings in the house.
Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Freddy de Ferret.