We adopted Floyd from the local animal shelter. He was our second ferret (our first was also adopted from the same shelter). Floyd was special from the very beginning, he was taken to the vet as soon as we adopted him and we found out that he had a tumor on his pancreas that created insulin so he was put on prednisone every 12 hours. With Floyd it was a labor of love, he was always so good about taking his medicine. Shortly after that he was diagnosed with adrenal disease, a condition he had in common with his cagemate.
Floyd loved the outdoors and enjoyed running around our yard. He also liked to "snorkel" in our dog's water dish outside He would put his nose in and pull out a leaf that had fallen in the dish. He was easy going, very laid back and he would like to snuggle on occasion.
When we adopted Floyd we were told he was 2-3 years old. As it turned out that wasn't the case we had an emergency with him that required a specialist and it turned out he also had lymphoma and was at least 6-8 years old. At the time of the emergency we had had him a little less than a year. He was given chemotherapy and we brought him home. He ran around the house when we brought him home like he was brand new and within an hour he was gone. It takes some time to cope with the fact your young guy isn't so young and then to lose him so quickly is a heartbreaker. Please anyone who is considering adopting a "fuzzy" there will never be a greater love or more heartbreaking loss.