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.
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.
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.