Monday, February 9, 2009

So Long Ferrets!

We have tons of pets--but I don't think I've discussed our ferrets too much on my blog. We've had them forever--I think about eight years, which is considered pretty old for ferrets. Although they're fun pets--sort of like a combination between dogs and cats, they are VERY smelly. I find that it's a constant battle to keep their cage clean so I eventually moved the cage to the basement so their weird musky odor didn't infiltrate the entire house.

Anyway, now that the house is on the market and I have to keep it clean and fresh-smelling 24/7, I decided that there's no way I can stay on top of the ferret odor situation--so they are taking a "vacation" at our very nice and very accommodating neighbor's house! Luckily, they have ferrets too so they know what they're getting into! I can't even begin to say how grateful I am that the ferrets aren't here right now--as much as I like them, my stress level just couldn't handle them right now

Here's Andy getting the ferrets ready for their getaway. That's Baby on the left and Creampuff on the right.

And here's Pickle saying goodbye to them as Andy loaded them into the travel kennel. You can tell she's about to lose it...
She lost it!
Poor Pickle!
I didn't exactly share her sentiments!

Oh--did I mention that over our big Open House Weekend, Teddy came down with Influenza B virus? UNCLE!!

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28 comments:

Missy said...

Aww, poor baby! I feel so bad for her. She is so sad! But I know they make you feel less stressed (which is well worth it!). I never had ferrets but I had a bunny, 2 hamsters & a guinea pig & their smells were UGH!

Ronda's Rants said...

Did you see the movie "signs"?
That's all I am saying! Good luck! :)

Susie said...

We used to have ferrets too and yes, they are VERY smelly!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Pickle needs some bacon, STAT!

I hope Teddy is feeling better soon! Poor kid!

Kori said...

Oh Pickle's crying face break my heart. Sorry to hear about Teddy having the flu. Hope he gets to feeling better soon.

Misty said...

The last picture makes me think she's saying "But WHYYYYYYYYY Mom??" all the while wailing in anguish! Poor baby!! Although I must admit, it made me chuckle. Those little drama queens of ours! I'm glad one less thing is on you right now and I hope this move and sell goes quickly! Poor Teddy! I hope he feels better soon!!

Brenda said...

Poor pickle, her sad little face breaks my heart (so cute jammies though!). At least she can go visit them at the neighbor's house!

Sandi said...

Pickle has the best "cry face" in the world! I would take pictures all day of that sadness. TOO CUTE!

Jessica said...

Ferrets, are cute, but, yes way too smelly!

Poor Pickle! :(

Heather said...

Ohhhhh, poor Pickle! Is it wrong that I think those are cute pictures of her? (Confession: I've photographed Kiddo in an equal state of distress myself before...)

Hope that many interested buyers have been through already so that the kids-n-ferrets reunion isn't too far off!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Oh man! You are having a rough time. I hope it all starts to go better!

Rebecca said...

Maybe I'm completely evil, but kid's sad faces always make me laugh...they're so damn cute!

Shannon said...

Oh, poor little Pickle! Maybe she can go visit Baby and Creampuff regularly!

noble pig said...

Pickle better be an actress, I love her dramatics. I picture walking around her Hollywood mansion in heels and a boa.

CaraBee said...

Poor Pickle and poor Teddy! My sister had a ferret and it was mean, mean, mean. It bit everyone. No thanks.

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness... that pouty face is heartbreaking & adorable all at the same time..... poor Pickle!

Mrs Parks said...

Poooooooor Pickle :(
I love her outfit though.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Jennifer, Pickle needs one of those big bacon thingies...

AV

Becky said...

I know when we go on vacation or something big and involved, the animals are like the straw that breaks the camels back. When the time comes to drop them off to the kennel or whatever I feel like such a weight has been lifted off of me! Silly, but it does make such a differenc;)

mrsmouthy said...

I almost started crying when I saw Pickle's sad face!

Butterfly Kisses said...

Awww Pickle it'll be ok baby girl. Give Pickle a hug for me.

I don't want ferrets b/c of the smell. They are very cute and I would love to have them but I can't handle the smell. Sooo, I want a turtle. Hopefully this will be an easy one to take care of.

Jen said...

Hayden is very concerned about your Ferrets. I wants them to be very well care for. He is also sorry that Pickle, he likes her name, is sad.

That is what I get for blogging with kids. ;)

Kelly said...

Poor Pickle! She's breaking my heart!

Jen B. said...

Aww... poor Pickle! That sad little face just breaks my heart!

Poor Teddy, too! I sure hope he gets to feeling better soon!

JANE said...

Have to share, I was reading your post and girl wandered over and wanted to know why Pickle was crying like she does, then one of the boys walked by and thought is was a pic of Girl crying cause we get that alot around here, LOL!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, Pickle breaks my heart! Good luck to the ferrets in their new home.

Z's Mom said...

Poor Pickle! Poor Teddy!

Hang in there.....hopefully everything will work out soon!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Awwwwww bless her wee little heart. I got tears in my eyes just looking at those pics. My three year old has a FIT any time we take Casey or Griffy or Gracie to the vet and even though we PROMISE her they are coming back, she doesn't believe it until she sees it. I don't even want to imagine what she'd do if one of them had to go away for an extended time.

I totally hear ya on the ferrets though. We had one in our zoology class and I used to hate walking in there in the mornings...sometimes it was a tad overwhelming!