Adventures of Tony and Rosie
by Jennifer Dabney
(Columbia, South Carolina)
My parents had bought my brothers two ferrets and they are the cutest things. Tony and Rosie. They have just the funniest moments. Especially after baths, they'll roll and rub and dig under the towels; even against us when we hold them or sit on the floor.
Just several days ago we took them for their first outing in our yard, now we had their harnesses and leashes, and they had so much fun. Tony was a bit unsure and kept trying to climb up our legs, in which we picked him up and comforted him, petting and soothing. Rosie loved it, her little tail was all puffed up and she was sniffing and wandering around, enjoying herself. She seemed to love the small bushes by our house and climbed through them, even Tony had fun.
They love to run, jump and wrestle around. While Tony loves to hang out on our shoulders, Rosy is content in our arms and she is the cutest, she'll roll over on her back when she wants attention and Tony will jump at our legs.
Now, while they love my brothers and are theirs, they love it whenever someone else loves on them or walk into he room when they are out.
They are caged seeing as how we have a large lab that had lived on the streets before we got him so he gets really excited when he sees them and has tried to snap at them so we can't really trust him, plus we have a cat so we keep them in the cage during most of the day for their safety but they get out every night for about two or three hours.
It makes me want to get my own but Tony and Rosie are about two, turning three in December so I'm a little wary but it is up to my parents if they want to get me one or not.
They are a joy to have around.