Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A seriously Lazy Day!

Hello Woofers!

Here we are, Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret!

Well now, I know that we all have to work for a living even us woofers, I mean, Holly and I do our bit of guarding at night. Every hour and a half we get down off the bed and march around the house inspecting all the doors and cupboards and under the sofa and behind the chairs, just to make sure there are no Nargles or Nifflers doing something they shouldn't be doing!

Holly normally walks in front issuing the commands, like, 'Left paw down a bit' or 'About swivel'!

Then she has to make sure we keep in time, so it is, 'left, right, right, left!'

Tails up we march all over the house and as we inspect behind the curtains we both make a growling noise, just to scare off any intruders.

The Missus always calls out to us, not sure what she says but we are sure it translates into 'Well Done'!

Of course there are times when Holly is marching ahead and stops suddenly but as it is pitch black I don't see her stop light and end up nose first under her tail!

She says I should watch where I'm going, I tell her she needs brake lights on her butt which is big enough to mount truck size lights on.............and that's when the fight starts!

We were out early today 'cos Old Two Legs had to go out to see some customers and drop a load of stuff into the carriers.

If Holly stops suddenly she'll have Eric up her tail and he's got sharp teeth!
We decided that it would be a bit boring going out with him and we appointed TM as official 'Dog Walker' for the afternoon!

OTL didn't arrive back until late but we still gave him the Woofers Welcome, especially as he has sausages tonight, Yumm Yummm!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret!

Monday, 19 August 2019

Bye Bye to a Brave little Girl.

Hello Woofers.

Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret.

Little Miss May has been suffering from Insulinoma for some time now and we have been amazed at how she has put up such a fight.

We thought that she was leaving us last Christmas but she pulled around and even put on some weight with the help of Old Two Legs and a few packs of convalescence powder and a steady supply of Prednisolone which is a steroid medication.

One of the side effects of Insulinoma is fits which May was suffering from with greater regularity.

Today she had a bad series of fits which were upsetting for her as well as painful.

OTL decided that it was time she had a rest from these attacks and telephoned the vet.

Miss May has always been a brave, brave ferret. She would walk beside her sister, Miss April, supporting her on her shoulder if she got tired after coming to the end of her morning walk.

She was always there to cuddle April after the morning rampage and was there by her side when April passed away on the way back from her last morning walk.

When she met Eric for the first time she chased him around the cage something terrible.

 After a while she settled down with him and they both enjoyed a happy and loving relationship.

As much as we wanted May to remain with us OTL felt that to keep her with us was not in her interest.

So, we have let her go ahead of us and she is now sleeping in the garden urn where her sister and all the other ferrets are sleeping.


Miss April and Miss May.
Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

We visit The Hooligans!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret here.

Well, it's not the bright sunny morning we were hoping for but the sun was up!

Early morning container carrier.
Well, at least he was up early even though it was a weekend!

We had Eric with us but he didn't want to get down for a run until we got to the long grass, which is his favourite bit!

We had an early lunchtime walk, mainly 'cos we were going to visit Jane and Ian, Paul and Zoe, Martin and Lisa and all the children who couldn't be left at home!

Of course there were the three woofers who we get on with but we are still wary off!

Our walk was a bit wet, seems Old Two Legs didn't check with the rain radar before setting off and he got a little wet, like wot we did!

Mind you, the rain did was the leaves on the trees and helped keep the mossies away!
Under the Fairy Arch!
One thing about Jane and Ian's garden, it's miles long and a woofer could get lost in there for a week!

Ian says there were loads of snakes in the woods, mostly Slow Worms which technically are not snakes but rather lizards wot have lost their legs!

Still, what ever they are, we don't do wriggly things, even if they are lizards!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

A sad day for us all.


Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret here.

Last night Old Two Legs went in to give Miss May her medicine before bedtime.

Monty de Ferret was asleep on the hammock, cuddled up with Miss Wendy, fast asleep.

OTL decided not to wake Monty and instead gave him a little stroke on the back of his neck.

This morning when OTL went in to see the ferrets he found Monty, cold and stiff, he must have died around midnight, still in the same position where he was cuddled up with Wendy.

Monty has been with us fifteen months and he came just after the lovable  Freddy de Ferret passed on. 

We took Monty as we heard that he was been bullied by the other ferrets in the cage and he has been thrown out of the bedroom and forced to sleep on his own!

Well, you don't leave a ferret who needed help and even though he got a nip or two from Wendy!

He took some time to settle in with Miss Wendy but after a couple of weeks they were snuggled up together.

When do we get out for play?
         
Once he had settled down his confidence grew in leaps and bounds and when he was taken on holiday with us in the caravan and found he had a sandy beach that went on forever his character just bloomed!

....and I can dig in it as well?
He became more relaxed with Wendy and soon was having a great time play fighting with her!

Gottcha!
We were not sure of his age when he came to us , possibly six months old, so that plus the fifteen months with us makes him around two years old.

Monty is now resting in the big urn in the garden where all the other ferrets are sleeping, so he won't be alone and OTL often goes out to tell them what's been happening!

Miss May is looking sad and although she like cuddles from OTL you see her wandering around the cage looking for Monty to have a cuddle.

We may see if the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue has a little ferret who is in need of a forever home.

Bye for now.



Bye bye from Monty.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Monty is hanging on but.....

Hi Woofers!

Here we are again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and our little Monty de Ferret.

Old Two Legs is not too happy today, you see he has been trying to get Monty to take food. He has tried the meat paste stuff the vet gave him but Monty struggles like mad and refuses to let it get anywhere near his mouth. So, OTL is left with the convalescence powder in Lactose Free Milk and feeding it via a syringe into the corner of Monty's mouth so he can swallow it and still breath!

Monty is not too happy about that but doesn't struggle so much as the meat paste!

This morning he was down to the vet to get his operation looked at and checked for nasties and none were found, so, that was good.

He was given Betamox mixed with Vitbee, which is the vitamin B12 mixed with Betamox a suspension fluid, just to see if we can get to the point where Monty would want to eat. We know that once he gets to wanting to eat then that will be half of the way back to full health.

The vet was hinting that OTL should be prepared to make a 'decision' on the next visit, which is set for Monday morning first thing.

Our walk this morning looked a bit gloomy over the sea. The rain clouds we have been promised were piling up over the channel!

It's going to get wet!
We arrived at the football field car park and went off for a sniff while OTL locked the car.

Then we heard it, a load of woofing and laughter, it looks like the woofer walking party had arrived!

It was lucky that we were just slightly ahead so we managed to get first go at the sniffs!

Hey! There's a new one here and we might just get a roll if OTL carries on walking!
 He didn't, he waited there until we had passed and then followed us mumbling something about smelly woofers and a cold wet shower if we even so much as thought about it!

Us? Roll in a sniff? Never!

Much!

Lunchtime the rain started, not much but enough for us to notice. Eric stayed in the bag until we got around to the long grass which is his favourite bit and he was down and ferreting like a good'n!

OTL didn't have the camera so he had to play with the phone camera which was a bit wobbly!

I just love this grass!
Trouble with Eric, he takes too long getting through the grass, so long that Holly just had to have a rest!

Wake me when he gets here!
OTL has been feeding Monty every three hours and managing to get a whole syringe full down his throat and so far we haven't seen him spitting it out.

Claws crossed, we just need him to feed himself once and then he will be away!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Monty is still off his food.

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here!

Little Monty is still not back to normal yet. Old Two Legs has been trying to get him to eat some special stuff he got from the vet that should help make him feel better. The vet gave him two tins of the stuff plus two syringes.

Now, at first OTL was unsure of the syringes but last night he mixed up a bowl of this stuff, mixed with Royal Canine Convalescence powder and a splosh of Lactose Free Milk. Monty didn't want it, so, using the syringe, OTL managed to get a couple of tubes of the stuff down Monty's throat. He didn't like it and put up a bit of a struggle even though OTL wrapped him up in a towel.

This morning OTL tried a mixture of just the convalescence powder and lactose free milk and once again he struggled like mad trying to get it down Monty's throat!

OTL says that he remembers when he had to give Snowflake some medicine using a syringe but just after he squirted it into her mouth, she shook her head and both OTL and the Vet were covered in the medicine!

That was before we discovered Ferretone!

Yeah, we have tried Ferretone with Monty but he doesn't do Ferretone as much as the other ferrets!

OTL says that it may not be much but he is managing to get some down Monty's throat which is better that nothing!

Miss Wendy keeps cuddling up to Monty and giving him a sniff around his tummy and butt. Then the pair of them creep under the blanket and have a snooze while OTL mixes up some more powder!

It's strange how miss May just loves the stuff and can't get enough but Monty thinks it is poison!

We met up with Olly this morning and told him about Monty. Olly said that he sends his love to Monty and although he rather fancies roast ferret on toast for breakfast he understood about not liking the medicine!

What do you reckon a ferret tastes like, rabbit?
OTL was looking for insects but all he came across was this daytime moth, well, we think it is a daytime moth 'cos we haven't seen a butterfly like it!

Must get the book out and see what this is!
Lunchtime I had a bit of luck, there, on the ground was a brand new shinny tennis ball just waiting to be thrown. OTL spotted me sniffing it and threw it down the path for me. I got a bit fed up later 'cos OTL couldn't throw it that far, what he needs is the throwing stick in the caravan to get some distance!

I'm getting fed up with this, I need a good run not a trot down the path!
The Missus said that there were loads of messages on FaceAche wishing Monty well but as we don't have FaceAche on OTL's computer we can't see them.

Well, a big thank you to all who have send good wishes and mixed with our good wishes we are hoping that he starts eating again 'cos that will be a good sign!

Tomorrow Monty is off to the vet first thing. More news as it comes!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Not one of the best days we have had!

Hi Woofers!

It's Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here.

Not the best of days, it started off raining as we headed out for our morning stroll, well the clouds made everything dark and gloomy!

Old Two Legs made it a little darker by doing some fiddly diddly with the camera settings, just to give it atmosphere, well, that's his excuse!

Moody? Well, it still looks just dark to me!
While he was messing about Holly and I headed off to the long grass for some serious sniffing and a nibble of grass 'cos Holly reckons she has a Grumbly Tum and needs a little 'Help'!

I'd much prefer the Spring Grass, it's got more body to it!
Being as we were out earlier than normal we didn't see anyone on the path or even in the woods, it was almost spooky!

Just us and the trees!
 A quarter to eleven arrived and OTL was off with Miss May, Wendy and Monty to see the vet.

Miss May got weighed and pushed and poked then finally she got stabbed with the sharp needle and that was her sorted for the next twelve months!

Young Monty came out of the cage and was pushed and poked and prodded and finally the vet said she had found a 'Lump'!

Unfortunately an X Ray wouldn't show anything 'cos Monty was so small and there was only one thing that could be done, an operation to see what was there.

So, we had to leave Monty at the vet and we are all sitting at home with our claws crossed. It seems that the longer it is that we don't hear anything the better it is, so, at half past one we are trying to keep busy by writing up the blog and hoping we don't get a phone call until late this afternoon.

Well, the phone rang a couple of minutes ago and it was a case of 'Good News/ Bad News'.

It seems that there is no blockage in his gut, 'good news' however, the vet found that the adrenal glands were enlarged due to 'Adrenal Disease' and while he is all sewn up and recovering the vet says Monty has 'Two or Three months at best'. It seems there is no cure and antibiotics may help but if it gets painful there may be just one option left.

It means however, that he will get a load of loving and anything he wants in the way of treats!

OTL is going to pick him up around six thirty, so we will have posted this blog by then. If there is any more new we will tell you tomorrow.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

It's Dry for a change!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here!

What a super day it's been. No rain at all today, in fact it has been rather sunny and very August like!

We had a super walk along the sea front and as Eric had come along as well, we challenged him to a race!

Come on, the first down to the beach wins!
Of course, there was no way he could beat us and to be honest we didn't even expect him to try!

But it was fun winding him up!

Never mind a running race, how about a sniffing contest!
Knowing what a Super Sniffer he was we declined and ran off looking for our own sniffs!

Eric was having a great time in the long grass sniffing out all the Weasel sniffs and even found a couple of what he said were Stoats!

Bet you can't see me here in the grass!
Soon we ran out of long grass and headed towards the trees. Eric and I had a chat about Miss May and he said that she was off to the vet again tomorrow to get her yearly injection and she was taking Monty with her 'cos Old Two Legs was worried about his weight loss and didn't know if it was because Summer was here or there was something else!

Yeah, he has never been what you could call 'Cuddly'!
 Lunchtime came and although there were clouds in the sky, it was still warm with a gentle breeze blowing.

There seem to be more ships than normal heading up the Thames.
 Wendy and Monty came out for a run and we had a bit of a scare. While we all were looking out to sea counting ships, we heard the pounding of two woofers in full charge and out of the bushes came two greyhound woofers charging along at full speed.

Now there is nothing a greyhound loves, besides a rabbit, is a pair of ferrets for lunch! Now OTL knows this and like a flash was down and picked both ferrets up!

Lucky for us, there rushed off into the next group of bushes looking for rabbits and didn't see us or the ferrets!

What the Ferreting Heck was that?
We waited a while but they didn't come back and Wendy and Monty carried on ferreting around in the long grass, doing what ferrets do best, ferreting!

Lets hope Monty gets sorted tomorrow and OTL's credit card doesn't catch fire!

See you tomorrow.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret.

Monday, 12 August 2019

A Wet Day!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret back again!

OK,  today is Rosie's birthday and we have been thinking of a special song just for her, so, how about this?

On the count of seven............4, 5, 7!

Hey Rosie!

It's your Special Day
Sing out Hip Hip Hooray
A Happy Birthday Dear Rosie
Now, can we have some cake?


What a wet day it's been today, it started out being just a gentle wind but as the morning proceeded it got wetter, especially around eleven of the clock!

Before the soggy stuff arrived young Eric had a great time down on the beach, digging holes and sniffing all the sniffs along the beach!

Well, it looks mild but there is rain in the air!
 The one thing about Eric is, he is a bit of a snitch, I mean, there am I, having a dig and a roll when Eric pops his head up and asks Old Two Legs, ''Ere, can she do that?"

I'm telling!
Mind you, I was half way up the beach and I had an attack of the 'deafs' and took no notice of OTL whatsoever!

She's not listening OTL!
Holly was still nibbling at stuff on the beach and if she carries on she will definitely get the Grumbly Tum!

Back home The Missus was clearing up the bits that had got chopped off the tree in the garden. One of the problems was there was just to much wild life!

This monster frog not only tried to run away but at the same time screamed at TM and squirted a fluid out of it's butt at her!

TM called OTL to put him back in the undergrowth!

Come any closer and I'll give you a knuckle sandwich!
We have been watching the weather forecast and it looks like it's is going to rain all day, so, at lunchtime OTL put on his rainproof clobber and marched us around the football field, not that we enjoyed that at all, wet grass and rain dripping on our noses!

Let's hope tomorrow is a bit drier!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret!

Sunday, 11 August 2019

It's been a Ferret Day today!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here!

Well, it has been an interesting day today. First thing this morning Old Two Legs decided that it would be a good day to exercise the ferrets. First thing Eric was put into his harness and off we went but this time he was in his cage, 'cos we didn't fancy him rampaging around the car!

Now, because the ferrets were going to be with us OTL didn't have his camera with him, so, no pictures today!

Eric was a bit slow in getting going but after a while he was galloping along the sea wall chasing Holly's tail and laughing his whiskers off!

We all landed on the beach and although the tide was out, we still had a good game in the sand, digging holes and rolling on the sea weed.

Holly found some stuff to have a chew on, we don't know what it was but OTL thinks it may have been a crab leg or two!

Still, if she gets the Grumbly Tum it will be her own fault 'cos she didn't take any notice of OTL when he told her to leave it all alone!

Well, he was half way along the beach and out of range of Holly!

Lunchtime it was Wendy and Monty's turn. Again it was a job to get them going but after a while they were both charging through the flowers and grass and having a great time.

Of course. being a Sunday, there were loads of visitors and strangers all over the place and the sight of a couple of ferrets charging about soon got their attention!

Back home the ferrets were soon snoring their tails off, all that exercise wears a ferret out!

If the weather is OK tomorrow they will be out again, who knows, we may even get OTL to bring his camera1

See you tomorrow.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret.