Finally getting to it... Jan 31, 2011 0:09:49 GMT -5
Post by vkp23 on Jan 31, 2011 0:09:49 GMT -5
I never did introduce myself when I joined (even have a mentor ) so I figured I'd do that now. My name is Virginia and I'm 27 years old. I've been married to a wonderful man named Thomas for 8 years. We were one of those sappy love stories. We only dated two months. We have 2 daughters. (Lizzy will be 6 next month and Marlee is 2) We are animal loves for sure. After our cat died Lizzy began begging for a pet. We raise chickens but they don't really fit the bill as something cute and cuddly and they usually are not interested in playing. So I went on a pet finding crusade. My husband already said no way to dogs or anymore cats. I had raised pet rats as a youth and looked into them. the problem is NONE of the shelters around here ever had rats, and the ones you find in the pet store are not friendly because they were not hand raised. I thought of guinea pigs, but they get sick or hurt WAY to easy for my train wrecks for kids. I looked into everything from hedge hogs to chinchillas to even pet foxes. Nothing fit due to how delicate they were to what would need to be done legally to own one. My husband said he had always wanted a ferret and so I went on weeks worth of research. Fell in love with them and here we are three ferrets later. And I feel this "ferret math" creeping up on me again. I feel like My three need another little buddy. I have one little boy and two girls. My first girl, Miko, I got from the pet store. I had intended on a rescue but couldn't find any. After I got Miko I FINALLY found a couple rescues, but I had issues with them because I would call and call and e-mail and e-mail and no one would answer me. Finally I had a woman with her own small rescue contact me and said she had a woman sending her ferrets to find new homes. She told me she would forgo the adoption fee if I could pick them up the next day after they got to her. I agreed and went to pick them up that Sunday. They are Timmy and Zip. They were is HORRIBLE shape! Skinny, dirty and sick. Timmy had a bladder infection. And they were scared of being left in the cage for all eternity. They would freak out at bed time. After a few days some TLC and a trip to the vet they are MUCH better. I've had the two of them for about 3 weeks now. Miko loves her new buddies. They are doing well on the switch to raw. And Zip has decided Lizzy is her fav person. Any way, that's my story. Here is a vid I made of our fuzzes.