Friday, September 24, 2010

Ferrety Humour

This week’s ferrety post will be a little different from all the previous ones. How, you ask? Well, it’s all about humor – ferrety humour, that is. So kick back and have a fuzzy chuckle...

Basic Rules For Ferrets Who Have A House To Run

1. If you have to poop, the best place to do it is right beside the litter box. Your person will appreciate you not messing it up after they spent so much time getting it clean. If you can't make it there, the next best place is in front of the door.

2. Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get a door open, madly dig at the carpet in front of it. Your person may have put down carpet protector in front of the door. DON'T MESS UP THEIR CARPET PROTECTOR. Dig at the carpet just beside it. When the door opens, do your best imitation of a streak of greased lightning.

3. If a guest seems to be afraid of you, investigate him first. Try to crawl up his pants leg to become better acquainted. If you get stuck, digging will help you wiggle just a little bit further.

4. If a guest remarks on how adorable you are, nip her on the nose to demonstrate that you have a playful side too.

5. Accompany guests to the bathroom; this is the best time to investigate their clothes.

6. If one of your humans is working, sewing, knitting, or writing, and the other one is doing nothing, hang out with the busy one. Get right in the middle of whatever he or she is doing. This is known as "being helpful".

7. If your human is reading a book, be “helpful” by crawling across the pages of the book. Also, stick your head between the pages and see how far they can get with their reading.

8. When supervising cooking, get right behind your human's feet. You cannot be seen, therefore you stand a better chance of being stepped on, picked up, and consoled. If done right, this often results in a treat from the guilty human.

9. It is important to get enough sleep during the day so you are fresh during the optimum play time between 2:00 and 4:00 A.M. preferably on your human's bed so they can join in on the fun.

Remember to begin people training early! Humans are difficult to train, but they can be taught if you start early and are consistent.

Ferret Property Laws

1. If I like it, it's mine.

2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.

3. If it's in my paw, it's mine.

4. If I saw it first, it's mine.

5. If I can take it from you, it's mine.

6. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.

7. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.

8. If you are playing with something and put it down, it automatically becomes mine.

9. If I'm breaking or hiding something, all the pieces are mine.

10. If it's broken, it's yours, when it's fixed, it's mine.

11. If it looks just like mine, it's mine.

12. If I think it's mine, it's mine.

13. If I let you play with it, it's mine.

14. If I can drag it under the couch, it's mine.

15. If it's out of your reach, it's mine.

16. If it's food, it's mine.

17. If I lose interest in's STILL mine!

Hope you enjoyed this week’s ferrety Friday!

Let’s see what the furry tribe thinks...




Kitten (still without a name)

Awww...not you too, kitten...

Hmpf...spoiled brats...


  1. Haha, that was funny Martha. hey, you're a winner on last week's plant puzzler. Quite the streak you have going! Thanks for your continued visits sweet lady!

  2. Thanks, Liza. I love my little furry kids. And it looks like I'm on a roll on your site. For now. No need to thank me; I really enjoy your blog. I don't always comment on your posts, but I do check them all out.