Category Archives: Ferret

The Empty Cage

Folks, I am sad to say, one of my ferrets is gone (John). I found him today on the bottom of the cage (he had been sleeping and running around there for a few weeks) he was thin as a rail, I thought he was just sick and i took him out made sure he got water (he was super thirsty)...

But he did not look good at all so i rushed him over to the clinic, where i got the bad news, he was dieing of cancer (which happens alot for ferrets) and being 6 years old there was not much chance and i could not afford to try.

So he was put down about 4:30 this afternoon. (its weird, i was not that emotional.. but its just hit me hard writing this )

Some of the few pictures i have of him

Johns on the Right here.

Johns in the bed here.

I recived John from my Aunt Casey, he was my Cousins but his partner was mauled.

He traveled from North Carolina to Tennessee to be with me for about two years.

I loved how he would always lick my arm or chest or face since he loved salt.

Now... I grieve and hope Harvey is not hit too hard with his partner going.

John was named after John Crichton from the Farscape series (like Harvey is)

John and Harvey's new Cage

John and Harvey Moved in

Harveys walk (AKA brush with death)

Harvey the Cute
Well i got bored today and decided to take harvey on a walk outside..

so i found his leash.. got him outta the cage. (he does not get out as much as i want him to)

and put his leash on.... out we went.. we went past the corner and down past the managers office and around the other corner..

and up the stairs to walk around the pool..

and then it happened... a bunch of kids from the apt complex were out playing.. this was ok and they wanted to see him (a 14 yr old girl asked a bunch of questions)

The way harvey is on the leash is he love to run amoke.. so he was makeing the kids .. not scared but startling them because they did not know him..

eventually a 2-3 year old got the nerves up to pet him... and put both hands aroudn his neck.. it lasted only a split second but it scared me to death...

The kids loved to see him and watch him and get chased by him a bit..

eventually i thought that we should head in so we went down the stairs on my apt side and back to my apt.

All in all i think harvey had fun and was never in danger.. but :( you never know what may happen.