Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sad Day



Tonight we lost our sweet Ferris. He was old and had been getting slow and was losing his hair. The last few days, it was obvious he was at the end of his days. We had moved his little hammock bed and his food and water to the bottom of the cage, as his balance was pretty poor. He hadn't been eating much and wouldn't even lick his ferret vitamins, which he adored.





In his younger days, he would "hee hee hee" and bounce all around. He loved chasing the cats up and down the hall, which was very funny, as he was so much smaller than the cats. He and our toy poodle cousin, Chloe, used to play until he got older. He could open the cabinet doors and would get crackly food packages out and hide them under Morgan's bed. He loved stealing chip bags or WalMart bags. Those went under the sofa. He gnawed the buttons off quite a few remotes trying to carry them around (and hide them under the sofa). He always hid Delilah's favorite pick squeaky bone and my hair brushes. He was quite a character and helped us understand the meaning of the phrase "to ferret out."


We had eight great years with this little guy. We will miss him.

11 comments:

Jim said...

That is very sad. Sorry.

Stephanie said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss. He looked like such a sweet little guy. I've always enjoyed your entries about your furry babies. Critters are more than pets in our family, and you can tell they are in yours as well. Praying for comfort because it's hard when they leave us...

Diann said...

Oh, Ginger! It's so hard to lose a pet, I know. He does look cute (for a ferret, I am not sure how much I really like them or not).

Cynthia said...

So sorry, Ginger. It's hard to lose a pet.

the 4 Bs said...

we're sorry about Ferris. we can tell he was a much loved member of your family. you have a lot of wonderful memories of him.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry, Ginger. He sounds like a delightful little fellow that brought your family much joy.

Teeny said...

I'm sorry to read...I'm glad you have some fabulous memories and pictures to share. HUGS to all.

Southern Belle said...

awe!~ So sorry~!

Kassiah said...

Sorry to hear about the "naked mole rat" as Pattersen so lovingly referred to him. We'll see him again.

Ginger said...

Kassiah, I forgot that Pattersen referred to him as the Naked Mole Rat - even when he still had hair! That gave me a chuckle!

Luc & Remy said...

We're so sorry your ferret passed away. We lost our little hamster the very next day.