Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review and a Look Forward

 

I sit here on this last day of 2011 to work on this post I realize that it was not a great year for my personal it was and exceptional one for Manny and Marcuz.


Manny became the first therapy ferret in our area and has been a hit at the local care home.


Marcuz and Manny showed a lot of people that ferrets are indeed trainable and are willing to walk on a leash to be able to have some great adventures.


Photobucket We placed 1st in our category in our first pet parade. While showing that ferrets can stylish and that some are willing to wear clothing. If only for a little while.


Photobucket We went to Blog Paws and had a ferret invasion withPhotobucket Snot Face Critter and his hooman.


Manny and Marcuz were also part of a news story that dealt with animals dressing up for Halloween and had their pictures splashed across the net from the photo shoot they were part of. PhotobucketPhotobucket

Manny and Marcuz both turned a year old this year and helped to raise nearly a thousand dollars for Hearts of Ohio Ferret Rescue and Association.


We were Santa to Murray of Fox Valley Ferret Rescue.


This year also saw a new addition on Enlightened Ferret. Featured ferrets from the Pet finder site. We can only hope that those featured on the blog found their new forever homes.


Now we are looking to the New Year and what it might hold for us.

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Manny will turn 2 on the third of January and there may be a birthday pawty for him on twitter with a few prizes.


We would love to see our Etsy store take off and be able to feed the boys at the very minimum.


Blog Paws is a given but we are hoping to do a lot more traveling this coming year than we did this last one. *paws crossed*


We will again celebrate Senior Ferrets and our blog’s anniversary in June with an Outlaw pawty.


We will try to keep our first place win for a second time in July at the pet parade


August may see us attending the Buckeye Bash


October we will make an appearance at our local feed store’s Halloween celebration and hopefully make it to Bark World.


We would like to be Santa to more than one ferret this year along with helping Hearts of Ohio Ferret Rescue and perhaps one other ferret shelter.


We have received a lot of praise for helping others learn about ferrets this last year from those that got to meet Manny and Marcuz in the fur while at Blog Paws and on Twitter.


Many make resolutions now about what they will/won’t do this coming year.


I normally don’t as they often get forgotten about but this year my one resolution is to do better with posting on Enlightened Ferret even when things get out of hand or try to overload me with work. My two worst months are November and December.


What would you like to see Enlightened Ferret talk about this coming year?


What do you want to know or have discussed?


Dear Sponsors/Brands even if you don’t think they are ferret related we would still like a chance to do a review of products or even giveaways. Our main focus is Ferrets but as long as it is somehow related to pets Enlightened is willing to check it out.


Leave a comment, suggestion, or a valid question in the field below and you never know what might show up on Enlightened Ferret.


Disclosure: I am a ferret owner all information on this blog is researched and verified to the best of my knowledge. Sometimes the information may be out of date or from another country. At this time I do not get paid by any of the products/services I review except in the product or service and are always carry a disclosure of what I have/not received.  All photos unless otherwise noted are mine. If you do borrow one please link back to Enlightened Ferret and give credit to AmyJo Casner for the picture.


Have a Chittering Good Last Day of 2011,


Jo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Featured Ferrets: Prince and Diamond

 

 

Hiya I am Diamond   and I am Prince wez are two young boyz looking for a new forever home with lotz of toys, a blanket or two, and a hooman which to shower with our love in or around York, PA.

Our first hooman had to move and wez couldn’t go along so wez were brought here to the YC SPCA they are nice hoomanz butz they are busy.

Wez would prefer to find the same forever home as wez have been together for most of our young livez and are considered bonded. Which meanz wez might get depressed if wez are separated.

Do youz need a couple of richly named buddiez to love youz this holiday season? Or do youz know someone who needz some cheering up? Please come check uz out at the YC SPCA.

Disclaimer: I receive no financial incentive to promote these guys or any other featured ferret. I believe that all animals belong in a forever home and not be homeless.

I pick from the many ferrets on the Pet Finder site based on picture, information given, and age. While I am a supporter of senior pet adoptions, I know that not all people are willing or able to deal with the health issues a senior pet may have.

Please before you adopt know what you are getting into. These little ones have already lost a home though no fault of their own they shouldn’t have to lose another home because of misunderstanding of the breed.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Ferret Gift Guide




Do you have a ferret owner on your gift list and have absolutely no idea what to get them?  This list should help you bring a smile to their face.




Gift Certificates



Gift Certificates in amounts of $25 allow the ferret owner to spoil their fuzzys.

Stores that you can get GC include


Ferret.com


Ferret Depot


PetCo


Petsmart


The local pet store that carries ferret food and stuff


Wal-Mart: Many toys are gotten here from the infant section.


Supermarkets: Baby food for duck soup can be purchased


Socks



Socks are a ferret’s love and the more the better.


Any type will work as long as they are not unraveling.


Sock monkeys are fun too.


Soft Toys



Plushies


Teddy bears without plastic eyes and noses or other easily removable things


Stuffed mice: Doesn’t matter if they are stuffed with catnip as ferrets aren’t affected by it. Again make sure there are no easily removable items.



Other Toys




Hartz® mini mice


Hartz® Tuff Stuff Nose Diver Duck


Hartz® Feathered ball on a string


Purrfect Play™ wool ball


Tunnels

Balls


Grooming



Cat nail clippers


FURminator® is a wonderful grooming tool.


Baby toothbrush


Feline toothpaste


Q-tips®


Feralax


Ferivite


Treats



Bandit treats come in many flavors


Ferretone is a liquid vitamin supplement that many ferrets love.


Greenies® Feline dental treats. These are small enough that ferrets can easily grip them.


Nutro® crunchy treats. My boys love these and while I have to break them into smaller pieces they eat them up as fast as they can.


Other supplies



Sleepy sacks


Hammocks


Litter boxes


Litter


Potty Pads.


Leashes


Harnesses


Carrier


Ferret Food


Food dishes

Water bottles and/or dishes

Other



Some ferret owners like to dress up their ferrets. Clothing can be varied and depending on the sex of the ferret it can be difficult to find items that are both fashionable and functional.


Some good places to look for unique ferret clothing are Etsy and Ebay by using search terms ferret and clothing will give you several listings.


Hope this guide gives you some ideas for that ferret owner this Holiday Season.



 



Have a Chittering Good Day,


Jo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What sex is your ferret? Warning Graphic Pictures Corrections made 12/29/11

 

Many people not familiar with ferrets find it difficult to determine the sex of a ferret. Unfortunately this includes those working in humane societies and other rescue groups that don’t often deal with ferrets.


















Do you know which one is which?

A female’s belly is smooth and the vulva is just under anus. Female ferrets should be spayed(called a Sprite) this is because a female ferret that goes into heat (Known as a Jill) will not come out until she has mated or is brought out by a vet. A ferret that remains in heat for an extended period of time can die from estrogen toxicity. Prolonged estrogen production will cause bone marrow suppression.

“The estrogen stops the bone marrow from making red blood cells (which carry oxygen around the body); white blood cells (which fight disease, cancer and infection) and platelets (which help the blood to clot).” (1)

They are also more prone to mammary cancer.

 

The male ferret has what appears to be a belly button this is actually his penis. Males should be neutered(called a Gib) this helps with temperament and lessens the musky odor ferrets have. Unneutered males(called Hob) can be overly aggressive with other males and females sometimes resulting in death. Unneutered males can be prone to prostate problems and testicular cancer.

In Pennsylvania ferrets sold in pet stores are both fixed and de-scented. To be a breeder of ferrets you must have a license. I do not know the regulations regarding the policies of selling ferrets in other states.

 

1.Pet Informed Veterinary

Disclosure: The pictures are from the Pet Informed website.

I can only hope this helps those unfamilar with ferrets determine the sex of the ferret in his or her care.


Have a Chittering Good Day,


Jo

Corrections include the correct useage of Gib and Hob.

Featured Ferret: Forrest

Life iz like a box of soxz you never can take just one. That iz mez philosophy and Iz try to live by it everyday.

 

Mez name iz Forrest and mez first hooman couldn’t be trained to play wif mez all da time so wez parted wayz. Iz hanging out here at da Heartland Animal Rescue Team club house in Brainerd, MN.

Wez have lotz of fun here but these hoomanz have been trained to take care of otherz like mez so Iz can’t have dem all to mez self.

Iz brought mez house wif mez and it will go wif mez when Iz da right hooman comez here looking for itz new owner.



Iz give good cuddlez and can entertain mez pet hooman fer hourz if dey want. Know any stray hoomanz wif lotz of soxz needing an owner? Plz send em my way. Fankz.

Disclosure: I receive no compensation for making these posts. I browse the pet finder site and chose a ferret to feature on Enlightened Ferret. The information contained in the bios each ferret gives is taken from the site and put into his/her own words.

Have a Chittering Good Day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Featured Ferret: Gizmo





Hi Iz Gizmo and Iz not a gremlin so youz can get mez wet and feed me after midnight if youz want. Iz came into The Ferret Awareness Club of the Tri-Cities shelter in Bristol, TN wif my friendz


Badger,
Chaos, and
Jetta.


Iz looking for a great forever home and would love it if one if not all my friendz could come wif mez. Iz haz my own cage set up so will feel right at home.


Dez hoomanz say I need to have some vaccinationz cause der don’t seem to be any record of mez having any.


Note: Gizmo is a blaze and while it is not stated on pet finder’s he may have some hearing issues. This does not make him unadoptable it just means that he will need some training with hand signs so he will know what you want him to do. Gizmo may be getting cues from his friends.


Disclosure: I receive no compensation for making these posts. I browse the pet finder site and chose a ferret to feature on Enlightened Ferret. The information contained in the bios each ferret gives is taken from the site and put into his/her own words.


Have a Chittering Good Day,


Jo

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marcuz Gotcha Day Pawty

While I am not really sure when Marcuz came to live with James, Manny, and me I do remember that it was in November and before James crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. November is also very full of parties and it has been hard trying to decide when to have Marcuz’ twitter pawty.

So we are going to celebrate Marcuz’ gotcha day November 18th at 8pm-10pm eastern standard time.

Marcuz will be one year old. The theme is holidayz please come dressed in your finest or as part of the holidayz. Also this will be potluck style please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.

We will be supporting the seniors at Hearts of Ohio Ferret Rescue and Association.

#ferretolidayz will be the hashtag for Marcuz’s twitter pawty.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Featured Ferret: Humphrey

Of all of the joints Iz could be stuck in Iz here at the Hazleton Animal Shelter in Hazleton, PA. Iz ended up here after an uncaring hooman left mez behind in an apartment. Mez name iz Humphrey.

Iz like being held and Iz full of love to give. Iz know how to use a litter box and Iz a little fussy bout my food needing to be softened but other than that Iz an all around great guy.

So how about it sweethooman got room fer a fuzzy little gentleman that can make youz laugh and give youz all da kisses youz could want?

Here’s looking at youz hooman.

Note: Humphrey may have a hearing problem because of the marking called a blaze on his head. This does not mean that there is anything wrong with him just that he needs some training that you can design for him and you.

Disclosure: I receive no compensation for making these posts. I browse the pet finder site and chose a ferret to feature on Enlightened Ferret.

The information contained in the bios each ferret gives is taken from the site and put into his/her own words unless there is nothing there then I make up what I think they would want to say.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blowing One's Coat


Ferrets shed twice a year once in the spring losing their long winter coat to reveal shorter fur and quite often times new coat patterns. In the fall, they shed again this time replacing the summer coat with the longer winter hair. When ferrets blow their coat is when they are more prone to hairballs.

These hairballs can cause problems if they become lodged somewhere in the ferret’s internal tract and if left untreated this obstruction can kill the ferret.

It is then better to lessen the amount of fur a ferret will ingest and to help the ingested fur move along the digestive tract easily.

To do these things is easy and not as costly as surgery would be.

Daily brushing with a deshedding tool such as the FURminator®, my personal favorite, or one used for cats can help remove the loose hair that would otherwise end up inside the ferret as he grooms himself.

This also allows you a chance to bond with your ferret and gets him used to being touched all over his body which will be helpful for when he goes to the vet for his physical and/or vaccinations .

One might be surprised by the amount of fur these small bodies loose as each brushing session may result in a small sandwich bag stuffed full of ferret fur.

While you might just toss the fur out into the garbage, it needs to be said that there are organizations that you can donate your pet’s fur to in an effort to help clean up oil spills. But many of these same programs are filled so be sure to check to see if they are opened.

Since we cannot get every loose hair by brushing there is still need a to keep our ferret’s intestinal tract moving and this is easily done by giving the ferret a strip of Ferret Lax ® or Nutri-cal® every day. By both binding with the loose hair in the system and helping it move until it is out of the system we are keeping our ferret out of the emergency room and keeping both his life and ours less stressful.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Friday, November 4, 2011

Barkonomics Review


Many of us are examining ways to save money due to the economy and while we are cutting costs in nearly every aspect of our spending, we may not be thinking about how to save when it comes to our dogs.

Barkonomics is a fun and easy book to read. The authors Paris Permenter and John Bigley have complied an insightful and helpful nuggets of over 300 money saving tips for dog owners who wish to be financial secure in caring for Fido.
Many of the tips are common sense but overlooked, as they are hidden costs that many of us don’t even realize is there.
Once such tip is the elimination of dematting fees I didn’t realize that groomers could charge up to 30% for doing something that costs you nothing by brushing your dog out every day.
I also like the easy to do recipes for making dry shampoo and flea preventative with stuff that is usually already in the home and isn’t toxic.
These authors know what they are talking about, as they have been one of the top Web’s dog sites as publishers of DogTipper.com and use the same information to care for their own dogs.
I am glad I had the opportunity to read this wonderfully eye-catching book and I say it is time for you to go fetch this book to add to your own library of must haves.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Barkonomics to review with no other compensation. The opinion is mine alone and may differ from others who review this book.
Have a Chittering Good Day,
Jo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Featured Ferret: Glacier

Hi allz I am Glacier and I am living in the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter in Lewiston, ID.

I came to the shelter as a stray and they think I am about a year old. They keep telling me I am a sweet boy cause I have never tried to bite anyone even when I got a baf.

I like cuddling and scratches on the head. But while they are really nice here at the shelter they really aren’t set up to deal with us woozels so I would love to find a great forever home.

So if you or know some one looking for a active little boy please come adopt me. Thanks.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets from Pet Finder on my blog. Just my love of these critters and the hope each one gets their own forever home.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just James

Hi all Iz James from Boalsburg, PA and at the moment Iz living with foster parentz. My sister Audrey went OTRB recently but Iz dealing with that and have some really great ferret friends that don’t let me get too sad about it.

Wez were found behind a local vet office where a hooman abandoned uz. Luckily wez were found and the vet took good care of uz and wez was good and patient wif the vet while wez waz examined. So while Audrey went OTRB Iz looking for a forever home down here until itz time to meet Audrey again.

Iz like playing wif other ferretz and mez foster parentz have a large doggie dat I like tooz. Iz hope youz will visit Ferret Rescue 

and fill out the adoption application for mez.

Fankz.

Disclosure: I receive no compensation for making these posts. I browse the pet finder site and chose a ferret to feature on Enlightened Ferret. The information contained in the bios each ferret gives is taken from the site and put into his/her own words.

Have a Chittering good day,

Jo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ferret Giving Tree

Last year Enlightened Ferret was Santa to Gibbs from Stinky Pete’s Resort this year we have chosen Murray from the Fox Valley Ferret Shelter. (click on the picture to read about Murray)

Fox Valley Ferret Shelter helps mainly older and special needs ferrets.

If you would like to help be part of the gift giving for Murray or any other ferret that is on the trees at the Ferret Giving Tree and are unsure of what to give these little guys you can leave a comment or send an email to enlightenedferret@hotmail.com or tweet me @informedferret for some ideas.

Like all shelters both human and animal these are experiencing financial difficulties. For many of these shelters the most needed items besides money are as follows

Paper towels

Food: each shelter has a list of what they use but some are Marshalls, totally ferret, Evo for Ferrets.

cleaning supplies

blankets

ferretone

baby wipes

Gerber baby food (Chicken, Turkey) for duck soup

Q-tips®

nail clippers (cat)

and of course toys

 

Have a Chittering good day,

Jo

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Peek A Boo… I see you! Pet Finder's Less Adoptable Pet's Week

 

Well I guess having a name is better than a number but really what kind of name is Peek A Boo   for a boy?

So I can only say that I am playing the game Peek-A-Boo for now in Pittsburgh, PA and I would really like a good boy’s name along with a forever home.

I know there isn’t much about me okay there isn’t anything about me on the site and my picture isn’t the best.

I am sure all you ferret hooman recognize the maneuver that I am doing. Hey when ya gotta go ya gotta go.

So are you the hooman for me to play great games with like hide the sock, where’s the carpet shark, and hide and seek? I promise I’ll let you win once in awhile and reward you with lots of ferrety kisses.

I’ll also entertain you with my special weasel war dance moves that are designed to make you laugh.

If you or someone you know is looking for a special little boy to love in or around the Pittsburgh area won’t you let them know about me?

Thanks

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pet Finder Less Adoptable Pet Week: A Girl For All Seasons


Hi My name is Summer   and I am a 2 year old Dark Eyed White (DEW) girl. Right now I am calling New Arlington, NJ home until we can find the right forever hooman for me.

You see I need to find just the right hooman this time cause my first hooman spoiled me wif all these yummy sweet snacks and now I have something called Insulinoma. Once I was diagnosed wif this my first hooman took me to diz scary place called Animal Control and left me there.

I was lucky there was this really nice man there took the time to find my foster hooman’s place and she came and got me right away and while I love my foster hooman we both know I would be better off with just the right hooman of my own.

I have a sunny personality and a need for medication everyday for the rest of my life. So the perfect hooman for me knows about insulinoma and knows how to test my blood sugar so that I have a good record for the vet.

This hooman will also know how to give me my medication everyday and won’t be tricked into giving me those yummy snacks I crave.

I maybe little and have a medical condition but I have a lot of love to give to the perfect hooman. Are you that hooman?

Note: Summer is most likely on Prednisone and will need vet care more often than a ferret without insulinoma.

While Prednisone isn’t expensive finding a pharmacy that will fill a vet prescription can be time consuming. Ask your vet for a pharmacy they have dealt with before.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Insulinoma is a type of cancer that can shorten the lives of ferrets. With that said Summer is part of this weeks less adoptable pets because 1. She is a ferret and 2. She is considered special needs. Those two items would make her harder to place with the right person but I know the right one is out there just looking for a fuzzy to love.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pet Finder's Less Adoptable Pet Week: Bennie and the Jet


Hi all I am Jet and my buddy is Ben and he doesn’t talk much.

Sorry there aren’t any cute photos of us just of what our feet looked like when we first came to Ferrets Unlimited Rescue better known as FURS.

Our first hooman abandoned us in an apartment in Windham,OH with an iguana.

We were stuck in our cage for such a long time that we were left standing in feces.

The person who first rescued us though that it was just caked on our feet so bad then when she tried peeling some off of Ben’s feet it left them bleeding.

Ben: It hurt a lot and my feet were really swollen.

Jet: Our first rescuer realized that our care was going to be more than they could handle so they brought us here to these nice people. After being examined it was determined that it wasn’t caked on poop it was these nasty little parasites called Scabies.

Well we were immediately put on antibiotics, inflammatory meds, and pain meds, and daily soaks in a antibacterial soap.

Well Ben got the pain meds because his feet were so bad. Because of this ordeal we weren’t up for adoption until now.

We are recovered from the scabies and we’re told that ferrets don’t get them often so we shouldn’t get them again ever.

I am a bit more out going then Ben here. He is a huge fraidy cat about being out of his cage and likes to find places to hide so he can let his bottle brush tail relax.

So we need a hooman that is understanding of Ben’s fears and help him work through them.

I am a fat boy who is all ferret.

So are you the right hooman for us or know someone gentle, soft spoken, and able to deal with high energy and a trembling ball of fur? Won’t you come check out the adoption process at Ferrets Unlimited and see if we can’t come home with you.

Ben: Please?

Note: Scabies is a parasite that burrows under the skin causing extreme itching and is more common in humans. With the right treatment the reoccurrence is almost never depending on living conditions.

Disclosure: I did pick these two because of the injustice done to them while in the care of an unkind human and the fact that they have survived what had to be a very painful ordeal means they have a lot to give to the right human.

I am getting no compensation other than the fact that I may be able to help them find a forever home.

I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure

Please pass the link on about these guys to anyone that might be interested and is the right kind of person to be their new hooman thank you.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Nap Time Ferret Style

Pet Finder's Less Adoptable Pet Week: The Juvenile delinquent


 

Yo! I am Riggs   and Iz hanging out here in Stewartville, MN whilez Iz waiting for da right boz to come hire mez. Iz a tough little guy dey found mez hiding out under sum stranger’z deck and somewherez along da way Iz lost one of mez toe nailz. No one knowz if itz gonna grow back or not. Not dat Iz miz it.

Iz young wif dem figuring Iz about 3 yearz of age and I’ve developed Adrenal disease but Iz know wif da right treatment Iz will give a lot of time to da right boz hooman.

Iz good at stealing heartz in a New York minute whilez taking yer wallet at da same time. So if youz think youz can rehabilitate mez from mez bad habitz den give dez nice folkz a call and come see mez.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo



To those that have enjoyed posting Anomys. those days are over. I am now requireing that you at least have a name that I can respond to if the need should arise.

In references to the pictures that are on this blog this week. I am copying the url from the site its self so if the pictures are stock or owned by someone else I wouldn't know it.

With both things said. I must say that I blog about ferrets because they are my passion and those that have met me in real life know that is the truth. I am not an expert on ferrets just an owner that loves doing research to gain more knowledge that can be passed on to other.
I do reviews on different things and the opinions are always my own and at this time I get no monetary compensation for anything that is on my blog unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pet Finder's Less Adoptable Pet Week: A Star in the Making


Hello Darlings I am Marilyn   from Missoula, MT and no there is no relation to Monroe that I know of.

I am considered one of the less adoptable pets by many because of my long sleek body and my pointed nose.

But then they do say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I am looking for the right hooman to be my personal assistant.

Just like Monroe I am a beautiful girl with one little flaw my tail has lost its hair but I am sure with the right treatment from a specialist it will grow back to match my fur coat.

Won’t you help me land the role of a lifetime: Queen of Hooman’s Heart? I am not a prima Dona I love cardboard boxes of all kinds and any bag that crinkles.

I’ll eat almost any snack as long as I get plenty of exercise to run off the calories. Okay I am very particular about where I sleep but then a star has to have her beauty rest.

Won’t you apply to be my personal assistant as I am sure we would be a perfect match.

Note: Marilyn’s hairless tail maybe an indication of Adrenal Disease and should be checked out by a licensed Ferret Vet. I am not a vet but one of the symptoms of Adrenal Disease is hair loss.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Monday, September 19, 2011

Country Boy

 

Hi all I am Garth and right now I am calling Mason City, IA home until I can wiggle my way into the right forever hooman’s heart. I isn’t big on cats and dogs and really would prefer der wasn’t any in my new farmstead.

I knows there isn’t a lot of information about me listed other than I am a boy and I don’t care for cats and dogs but I think that is because the hoomans here are just too busy with all dem other critters to sit down and write up something about me.

At least you can see how cute I am. I maybe just a hay seed to some but I know there has to be a hooman out there that needs the complete innocence I can provide while checking out every inch of my new forever farmstead. Won’t you let them hoomans know I am waiting right here for them.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret.

The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jumping Jack Flash

 

Hi there my name is Jack and I am living in Stewartville, MN and I am now looking for a forever home with someone who understands a ferret who has gone through major surgery to remove an adrenal gland.

My tail is still working on getting its hair back but I am sure it will be back to being full soon.

I am easy going so I would like to be in a home where there is one or two other mellow ferrets that I could cuddle up with when I get tired from all the jumping and running I am catching up on.

The right hooman would know just I need to stay healthy and know the perfect vet to take me to when I need a checkup.

With having the diagnosis of Adrenal I really should see the vet more often than once a year just to make sure I am not having a relapse or something else show up that could become really bad fast.

Are you the right hooman for me or know the perfect one then please come/send them to check me out and see if we are the perfect match.

Note: Jack wasn’t available for adoption until after his surgery. Because he is an adrenal survivor he is listed as special needs. Ideally he should be adopted by someone who has dealt with this disease and knows the reality of his survival rate could be lessened because of the chance he could develop tumors on his remaining adrenal gland.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret. The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure


Have a Chittering Good Day,
Jo

Texan Looking For Love

 

Howdy all! I am JJ from Austin, TX. I am looking for a new homestead to call my own as my previous hooman made a mistake of not checking with her landlord before bringing me home to live with her. Before one of ya’ll decide I am just the gal for ya’ll please make sure I can live with you without the same problem.

Now if you own your own homestead and are ready to have a rodeo of a good time then I might just be the furry gal for you. I am a small barrel racer in the disguise of a long sleek young body and I have more energy packed inside of me than a raging bull.

I just know the right cowpoke for me is out there won’t you come check me out and see if we can raise the roof together with laughter?

Disclosure: I get no compensation for featuring ferrets on my blog from Pet Finder or the shelter that has the featured ferret. The commentary from the point of view of each ferret is my own take on the information given or not given depending on the shelter, rescue, or society and should not be taken seriously unless noted in a note or the disclosure.

Before adopting/buying a ferret make sure he/she will be a welcome guest where you live so that others don’t have the same fate as JJ here. Know if there is an extra deposit for pets and just what pets are allowed where you live.


Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nurturing Paws Review




I received Nurturing Paws in the mail. This slim book is full of poems and essays written from the hearts of those who have had the opportunity to have animals in their lives.

Each of these poems and essays resonated in me as I read them. At the time I thought it might have been because of the nasty head cold I had along with my reaction to the cold medicine. Then after I read it a second and a third time I decided that it wasn’t the cold or medicine but the fact the words came from affection for each pet from the individual writers were true and they conveyed them well.

Many of the poems and essays are dedicated to dogs, cats, and birds but there are many other animals not represented such as rodents, reptiles, and of course my obsession, ferrets but that didn’t distract from my enjoyment of this book.

I read different poems to Manny and Marcuz and while Marcuz might not have heard the words he sat with his head against my throat while I read and Manny curled up in my lap and looked like he was reading along with me.

I’ve read to them before and if it isn’t interesting to them they get down and go play. So to me it was a good sign that they also were enjoying the book. We pet parents are allowed to believe what we want about our fur kids.

Nurturing Paws is a nice book to give as a gift to the pet lover, rescuer, caregiver, or anyone that loves poetry. The book is easy to read and you can start anywhere within the book. With each passage you will smile, cry, or get angry but in the end you feel that the writer’s emotion is genuine. Nurturing Paws can be found at Whispering Angel Books

Paw Rating: 5 a ferret’s treasure.

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of Nurturing Paws to review and received no other compensation. The opinion here is my own and may or may not be the same as yours.


Have a Chittering Good Day,
Jo

Homeless Family of Four

We are a family four ferrets looking for a new forever home where love is in abundance and a hooman that understands what we need, want, and can give us the care and reassurance we need.

We are homeless because our previous hooman didn’t understand what it fully takes to deal with us so he left us behind in his old apartment when he moved. Thankfully the super found us before we starved to death. For the moment we have taken shelter at the MT. Vernon Animal shelter home in N.Y.

While the staff here is enjoyable and the shelter is nice we all know that we would be better off with someone that wants and needs our love and kisses along with having the time to play with us.

We are grateful that the staff here has made time for us and took pictures of two of us to post here on Pet Finder in hopes that we might be able to find our newest home with the best hooman ever. Help us find a reason to smile again by opening your home or letting someone who could be our hooman know that we are here waiting for them.

Disclosure: I receive no compensation from Pet Finder or the shelter featured here. I randomly pick ferrets from the new additions to the site and promote their adoption here on my blog and through twitter and facebook.

I believe that all animals deserve a forever home and Pet Finder is one great resource for finding both the right forever home for the animal and the right animal for the person looking.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

P.S. please drop me a line if you do adopt one of these featured fuzzy as Enlightened Ferret may do a follow up on those adopted because of them being a featured fuzzy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The perfect crime duo

 

Bonnie and Clyde are perfect names for these two stinky little thieves. Not that ferrets are really stinky if they have been descented and aren’t bathed every day. Unfortunately it is unknown what their previous owner taught them to do as the owner is now incarcerated him/herself but the look on these two is more than mischievous it is the look of pure delight and careful planning.

Bonnie and Clyde are holed up in the humane society of Lackawanna in Clarks Summit, PA. Are you the one to help rehabilitate these two from their criminal past with lots of love and attention or know someone who is well versed in the filching habits of two master mind furry slinkys?

Let’s break these two out of Jail and into the perfect forever hide-out.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for posting adoptable ferrets from Pet Finder other than the satisfaction that I may help one or more ferret find his/her newest forever home.

Pet finder has been on the web for 15 years and has helped over 17 million animals get adopted. Before you buy give Pet finder a look your new best friend may be looking for you there.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nemo Tuesday's Adoptable Ferret

 

Today’s adoptable ferret is Nemo  

 

This older Dark eyed White gentleman is residing in Bristol, TN

Nemo is full of energy even for a 5 yr old ferret and would love to bound and frolic into your home or someone you know that understands older ferrets. 

Nemo would do well with other older ferrets or on his own with a lot of out of cage time. 

Let’s give this guy a gift of love and a forever home.

Note: Nemo has a bald spot on his back from either a flea allergy or rubbing it a lot while in his cage it is expected to fill in when he gets his new coat.

Normally I would make a note that it could be a sign of adrenal but Nemo is residing with a ferret awareness group who would recognize the signs.

Still at the age of 5 it is recommended that he see a vet every 6 months.

Disclosure: I get no compensation for promoting these guys off of Pet Finder other than the hope that maybe one will get adopted into a forever home.

Pet Finder is a website dedicated to helping dogs, cats, small animals, and farm animals find forever homes and has been doing so for over 15 years. 

Before you buy give Pet Finder a look you might find your new best friend there.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo




Saturday, September 3, 2011

First Look: New Buddies Movie

As you know the boys and I were able to attend Blog Paws. What a fun event that was made even more wonderful with the first showing of the new Buddies movie from Disney. 

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Those with younger kids might know who the Buddies are but for the rest of us the Buddies stem from a movie called Air Bud that featured a golden retriever who was into sports.

He and Molly had five puppies (Rosebud, Mudbud, Budderball, B-Dawg, Buddah) who are always finding adventure. This newest film is no exception.

We are given a glimpse into the past on Halloween night when Warwick tries to summon the Howlloween Hound by using the souls of five blood related beagle puppies but is interrupted by the sheriff and one puppy’s( Pip) boy (Joseph). Only problem is pip’s soul is stuck in limbo and young Joseph is left with a stone statue of his beloved pip.

Fast forward 75 years. Where a Halloween crazy teacher who takes the kids on a school trip to the creepy mansion and tells the story of Warwick and the Howlloween Hound.

The buddies listen to the story and B-Dawg is goaded into stepping paws into the mansion where he meets Pip and mistakes him for the Howlloween Hound.

With the help of the Buddies new friends, Pip, Zelda the Mystic, Hoot the owl, they are able to bring Pip and Joseph back together while getting rid of the Howlloween Hound and Warwick for good.

Butterball’s secret weapon comes in handy to help defeat the Howlloween Hound but it is quick thinking B-Dawg’s idea.

This is a fun film for kids and adults will get a giggle out of the antics that follow the buddies and the kids on Halloween night. The Buddies costumes are adorable.

Spooky Buddies releases on DVD and Blueray September 20th and needs to magically appear in your DVD collection.

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Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to view this film for free during the Blog Paws conference. The review is my opinion only.

What other Buddies Movies have you seen and/or own?

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thursday Adoptable Ferret

Watson is residing at TFLR in Balch, TX. He is studying the issue to be able to solve it like his hooman namesake.

This detective loves puzzling out the problem and zooming through the answer. He would do well with someone that has a high energy level to keep up with him.

Do you or someone you know have the skills and stamina to keep up with this inquisitive detective of the furry kind?

Disclosure: I get no financial assistance for posting these ferrets. I pick from the newly listed ferrets on Pet finder and give them some publicity via Enlightened Ferret, twitter in hopes that the right person will read the post and either adopt or send the link to someone looking to give a fuzzy a new forever home.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo




Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Let us know what you think.

 

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo

Blog Paws Part III

 

What an awesome event. Even with the aftershock from the previous Earthquake and the threat of Hurricane Irene Blog Paws out did itself. Loved the sessions I attended and the people I got to meet and talk to.

The food was great although the cheesecake HPIM2942 was a bit smaller than the first Blog Paws but I loved the edible Blog Paws tag. 

The hotel staffs were wonderful and made their end look like a well oiled machine while they dealt with us and their other guests. The event staff of By Design were also outstanding in making everything run smoothly.

I am recharged mentally with information to share on Enlightened Ferret but still physically tired. You never realize just how wound up you get at a conference with like minded people until you get home and all the adrenaline dissipates from you.

How wonderful it was to hear that the ferrets were a favorite part of Blog Paws and that one of the puppies from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue was adopted.

One of the best parts of Blog Paws was being able to be one of the first media outlets to see the new Buddies movie and talk with the director of the movie and having a picture taken with B-Dawg more information about this in upcoming posts.

The amount of swag was mind blowing. The vendors were great and the stuff they had to talk about was informational as were the stuff they were giving out. At the end of Blog Paws those same vendors gave away stuff to the hotel staff and many of the guests that were stranded because of Irene. What a great way to show those not in attendance how caring pet people can be.

For those that weren’t able to attend Blog Paws 2011 you can read about it on the blogs of those that did go and you can start planning your trip to Blog Paws 2012.

Blog Paws will be in Salt Lake City from June 21-24 2012. More information will show up in the coming months and as always pets are welcomed.

To all my new twitter followers it is going to take me some time to follow back as I am back home to my slow dial up.

To those that weren’t aware of it Manny and Marcuz have their own facebook page. Enlightened Ferret Travels Blog Paws was their first big adventure. Please give them a like.

This is Tuesday and our Featured ferret from ">">Pet Finder is Whiskey Girl of Balch springs,TX.

This Texas girl is one spunky senior who needs a loving home without another ferret or children. She is on medication for the rest of her life but TFLR is willing to help pay for them.

Could it be that Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl” was her inspiration for living and loving humans?

If only this little spitfire could talk what would she tell us? So if you live in Balch Springs, TX or know someone who does and can give this little girl a forever home please pass on this info.

Disclosure: I get no financial assistance for posting these ferrets. I pick from the newly listed ferrets on Pet finder and give them some publicity via Enlightened Ferret, twitter in hopes that the right person will read the post and either adopt or send the link to someone looking to give a fuzzy a new forever home.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Jo