Say Hello to Maggie
Maggie, also known as Munchkin is the sweetest little girl you will ever meet. When Carol and I were going through a rough time grieving over the loss of our little ferret-boy Ernie, there was Munchkin waiting for us at the shelter. From the moment our eyes met, Carol and I knew we had to take Maggie home right then and there. At the time she was young and frisky; and she had just endured the loss of her cage mate. Maggie was turned into the Racine Humane Society covered in fleas (to this day we cannot understand how anyone would voluntarily have given up such a wonderful creature like her), and from there she found her way to the Ferret Fanciers shelter and into our hearts.
Maggie's Photo Album
|Maggie Posing||Maggie with her Ducky||Baby Maggie|
|Bath Time||Helping us move||In Carol's Socks|
|Smashing in red||Waking up||Tuck-in time|
One of the saddest days of our lives occured on the Fourth of July this year when Maggie passed on to that wonderful playground beyond the rainbow bridge. She brought Carol and I nothing but joy right up through her last moment; and we think of her quite often with sadness in our hearts, but with wonderful memories also. What made Maggie so special was her sweetness (she loved to give kisses), her strength and her vulnerabilty.
What is a Ferret?
Contrary to popular belief, a ferret is not a rodent. How do you prove this? A rodent does not have sharp canine teeth like a ferret (does a ferret's teeth look like a beaver's?). Instead, a ferret is a mustelid, as well as being a strict carnivore. Other members of the mustelid family include: minks, otters, wolverines, badgers and weasels.
Do Ferrets Know Their Names?
Ferret brains are pretty small, so it is unlikely that they know their name when you call them. That is why we call our ferrets by two different names. For example, Maggie's nickname is Munchkin; and as it turns out, we end up using nicknames most of the time while hardly ever calling the ferrets by their given name.