the big britches boss of the busyness, our Alpha and our
only DEW. When Sadie hisses, everyone listens. She is a
rescue and her cage mate Sparkles were our first ferrets
ever. When she is playing everything goes in reverse,
she backs her little fuzzbutt into any corner or hiding
place she can find, it's just too funny! Sadie thinks
that our 2 cats are out to get her and will try to
scruff them or bite their tail at the base any chance
Razz berry boy
Bubba and he acts like it. Raz picks on and chases
everybody, me, the cats, the girls and the other fuzzies.
Raz has a special name because when he was sold to his
original mom & dad they were told she/he was a girl
and Mimi was her name. Well, Mimi has boy parts and we
didn't want to lose the original name when he came to
live with us, but I just couldn't bring myself to call
him Mimi. My youngest daughter Liz came up with Razzmatazz
and I changed it to Raz "Mimi" Taz.
He's a chocolate sable with white knobby knees and he
looks like he's got freckles on his face.
Mitzi is part 3
of our original girls and She has been a bit of a
challenge. She was cage mates with Sadie and Sparkles,
but they all three seem to have forgotten each other.
(we didn't get her until 4 or 5 months after the other
2) I have switched bedding and let her sleep with Raz
and Sparkles because she gets along with them really
well. Now Sadie and Cebo are a different story and I'll
keep you up to date with their progress in the news and
updates section on the Rancher's home page. Everyone
gets along fine now. Mitzi is a
light sable with two very little mitts on her front
paws, Hence the name "Mitzi". She has a crazy wardance where she flings her head
willy-nilly from side to side as she is bouncing
everywhere. Somehow she has figured out how to do this
while she is running.. it's the oddest, but funniest
thing I've ever seen.
this is Coco
another inherited kitty, but she came from a family
member and wasn't a dump. She's a very dark calico and
she has shimmering gold eyes. She didn't like us very
much at first but she has comes to accept all of us as
her family. Coco and Smokie are partners in crime and
will get a game of chase the ferts going through the
entire house. She doesn't like Sadie because Sadie tries
to bite her on the ears or scruff her if she gets a
chance and Coco is a weenie.
"the wascally wabbit"
dumped with his little sister honey at a pound because
his owners were moving and couldn't take them too.
Rascal didn't know how to be a ferret when we got him,
but he certainly knows that he's one now.
She is such a
tiny thing, when I picked her and Rascal up from the NRH
animal shelter, she was full blown adrenal with very
little fur. She shivered all the time and wouldn't play
much. The FLC paid to have her adrenal surgery done and
we found that she was insulinomic also. But, she is all
better now and grew all her fur back so thick she looks
like a different fuzzy. Oh yes, with all that fur came
Sable, she doesn't know what other ferrets are and that
they can be fun to play with. She was raised from a kit
by herself without a lot of interaction from her
previous owner. The day i brought her home she bit me on
my knuckle all the way to the bone and was not going to
let go. Now that she knows us she is the sweetest kissy
faced little girl. She make this comfort noise if she
gets upset that sounds like a squeaky toy. She doesn't
do well with strangers and chases my mother when she
is Sparkles a.k.a. chubola
She is a standard sable and she's the lovey-dovey
of the group. Miss chunky is a rescue also and
Sadie's best friend. I believe she was going to be
euthanized because one of her eyes was put out by
a littermate, but she was spared and has a forever
loving home with us. She loves socks and will wrap
her little arms around your foot and bite away at
the sock monsters you are wearing to keep your
tootsies warm. She will sleep curled up in your
hand or on your chest.
Cebo (like See Boo Play!)
our silver mitt and he's Raz's lifelong cage mate. These
2 boys came to us together from a wonderful and ferret
loving couple who have their hands full doing rescues.
Cebo is a lap baby and acts like he's the old man of the
house. He's usually the one who gets everyone else going
in a game of chase around the house and make mommy trip
over one of us. Talk about picky, he only likes yogies
for a treat but we are getting used to raisins and
"ferretbites" banana and raisin flavored fert
treats. He has such a pretty face, it makes me just
wanna squeeze him and hug him....
He's an inherited
kitty, but we're his forever home. The man who has
cattle across the road from me came by one afternoon and
in his very broken English pulls out this little gray
scrawny kitty that couldn't be more than 4 or 5 weeks
old and asks me if I can take it. He was nothing but
skin and bones and had been living in the man's cattle
barn off nothing but bugs. I agreed and me and my
daughters nursed him back to health. He lost all his fur
and it grew back into this glorious long gray coat. He
plays tag with the ferts and bops them on the head if
they come too close, guess we shoulda named him FuFu!
Smokie has gone
from us, we lost him last year to a severe kidney
a hunny just like pooh. Teddy came to us with Bear. they
were both dropped of because someone didn't have time
for them. He's the biggest of our ferrets weighing in at
almost 3 lbs. He's like a big Teddy Bear and he's the
smartest of the group...I think!
is Bear (or will be if I can get a darn picture of him)
came to us from the FLC with Teddy, he's a blaze variant
and I think he's going deaf or is deaf, it's hard to
tell he's adapted so well and he's smart. He's my little
snuggle boy and likes to be held by me. He nips the
girls on their arms and legs but he's never even tried
to nip me.
He's my sweet
little old man, he got very tired in November and we had
to let him rest. Yuri was probably 6 or 7 yrs old and
had all the old age ailment that a 60 or 70 yr old human
does. He gave face baths instead of kisses and could
keep up with the best of them. He is greatly missed and
is now resting under a huge tree in our backyard.
have had many pets over the years since my Daughters
were born and you can see them on the photo album page.
These are our current resident fuzzies and we seem to be
in the process of gaining a new member that someone
decided they didn't want anymore. His name is Buster and
he looks like a dark tan or bronze American bull terrier
pup. My girls went for a walk and found him in a field.
As soon as I get pics of him I will put them up too. He
seems to be very healthy and he has huge paws so I'm
sure he will be hefty. Living out in the country we seem
to see just how disposable humans think pets are. I have
taken more dogs and cats to the pound than I care to
remember, because God knows I can't afford to keep them
all and I remember each one and have cried before I ever
made it out the door of the pound.