A FARRET IN THE BACK YARD????
I happen to be walking from my living room to my kitchen and glanced out the sliding glass door when Something "hopping" across my yard caught my eye. I knew it wasn't a rabbit or a cat and in a few short seconds it dawned on me A FARRET!
Well my granddaughter an I were able to "capture" him quite quickly and the hunt for the owners began. However it was Labor Day week-end and most people were not home. We did however through phone calls manage to figure out who the owners were and of course they were not home.
So here I am with a farett and no idea what to do. Let me mention I also have a 10mo old maltese puppy who couldn't have been more pleased!
I didn't have a proper cage so I started making phone calls as it looked at the very least I would have my guest for a day or two. I happen to be telling my saga to my older son who said he thought his girlfriend may have a ferret cage as her daughter had a "fuzzie" at one time. Sure enough about an hour later they pulled up. Not only did she have a ferret cage she had a 5 foot cage with four floors and tubes to crawl through coming out of the top! This should have been a sign!
Well to make a long story short, the week-end ended, the owners came home and low and behold they "don't know how he got out" but through conversation it was apparent they really didn't want their "Ziggy". I know, I know, I have a lot to say about that but I'll contain myself.
So guess what, now I have Ziggy and his 5 foot condo! I must admit it didn't take long for him to become part of our "family". He and the dog are BFF and our cat just looks at him like he's loco and walks away. So now I'm spending my time learning about these little cuties and am hoping to give him a long and happy life, as we found out he's only 8 mo old! I've always said about pets "We chose them, they didn't choose us , we owe them a good life."
Anyway thanks for all the tips and letting me tell our story, I must say we are having tons of fun and "adventure"!