Friday, September 20, 2013

Ferret Friday | Pets From the Past

Today is my last installment of "Pet from the Past". So far, I've shared some past cats, Jenny the Sheltie, and Shiner as a puppy and young dog. I know I've got more old pet photos some place and I'll be sure to share them as soon as I find them.

Today I bring you Francis the Ferret. Francis was my first ferret and it was love at first sight. I knew I wanted him as soon as I met him.

Hello! 

I was still in high school when I met Francis. Someone had given him to friend of mine. I was infatuated with Francis every time I went to their house and would play with him nonstop. These friends weren't the best pet caretakers and after complaining about the ferret some, they decided to offer him to me as I was hoping they would. I gladly took Francis home!

After several months, I was going to move in with some roommates who would not allow Francis, so I left him at home with my dad and brother. My dad fell in love with the little weasel, which is extremely odd for my dad. He's not the type of person to like pets like ferrets. He even built him a special outdoor cage to hang out in sometimes. Otherwise, Francis mostly had free roam of the house.

I soon moved back in with Francis at my old house and continued to care for him until he passed away. Shiner was also friends with this ferret. He was her very first ferret friend.

Being nosy.

Ferrets are lots of fun and full of personality. Francis was big on stealing straws from soda fountain drinks and hiding shoes. Some people complain that they are too stinky. They do have a musky odor, but it's not bothersome to me. I loved having a pet ferret!

If you're interested in keeping a ferret as a pet, you can check out a recent guest post we had from a ferret mom - Ferrets as Pets.

26 comments:

  1. Great post. I confess, I've never met a ferret. Such a cute face :-)

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  2. We use to have a lady who would walk her ferret on a harness down by the pond. She never ventured further into the park which was a good thing as not sure most of the dogs would be that friendly to put it mildly. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Yea a lot of people will walk their ferrets. Mine had a harness too and I'd take him out in the yard sometimes, but she didn't do well with the whole leash thing.

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  3. My freind use to have two ferrets, he loved them :) Have a super weekend xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  4. Francis looks lovely! We had a lost ferret dash in through the back door when we opened it one morning. We found out who had lost him, it ended happily.

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  5. Years ago I had a ferret, they are a challenge if you work full time. Cute as can be though.

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    1. They are definitely challenging pets!

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  6. So adorable! I couldn't stop laughing at the part that Francis stealed straws! :)

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  7. Thanks for this wonderful post. It was a pleasure to read for my dad, because he had a white ferret as he was a puppy. Thanks for the help with Hell-mut and for the link to the turtle site.

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    1. Sure Easy - let me know if you have more questions.

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  8. very cute little fella!
    they only get stinky if there cage/home isn't kept clean and male have a stronger odour,but thats the same with all pets I find,xx Rachel

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    1. Agreed Rachel. Their smell is unique but it's not a deal breaker for me.

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  9. Oh my, that sweet face! I can sure see how you can fall in love with him!

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  10. I loved reading about Francis! What a cutie! I hope to meet a ferret some day.

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  11. Francis was adorable, and sounds like he had a wonderful personality. I love that Shiner and him were such good friends. :)

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  12. TW adored ferrets! When she was in NC, the neighbors across the hall had 2 and her roommate and she took care of them while the neighbors were away.

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  13. I never met a ferret I didn't like!! ;)

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  14. I've never had a ferret before but they sure are cute, especially Francis!

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  15. I had a ferret once, years ago. I was walking home from school and found him running across the street. Really fell in love.

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  16. That is so interesting. I always wondered what it would be like to have a ferret as a pet, and now I know. Sounds lovely!!

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