I knew a man, Tony Clarke, from the ferret health list and then on the 10th of September 2014, his daughter Emma wrote to the list and said her dad had passed away very unexpectedly, after a short illness, on July 23rd 2014
Emma was looking after his ferrets, one very sick old girl called Sukie, and a 2 year old called Sweetie. I wrote to Emma to express my shock and condolences and have been writing to her since. Sukie has now been put to sleep and Emma needs to find a new home for Sweetie. Emma lives in a small house and already has 4 cats that need to be kept separated and she does not think she can give Sweetie the life and attention she needs. I offered to take Sweetie *if* she fits in with either my boys or Missy. I said it was up to her if she wanted to risk it because it could mean a wasted trip. She lives in Nottingham.
So Emma and her boyfriend Warren brought her here on the 29th October. Emma and Warren were *sooo* nice! Stayed for quite a while and they were lucky and came on a beautiful sunshiny day.
Sweetie was very scared and shy at first and only went hiding when out, then I started letting her out with Poley who I know wouldn't hurt a fly. She took to him immediately and grooms him every chance she gets. And then 2 weeks after she arrived I thought I would put her *and* Missy in with the boys. At first it looked promising but it didn't work out. The boys group is Skippy, Tigger, Poley and then I had Missy, Tammy, Finn but the girls had to be kept separate so they would each spend 3 1/2 days with Finn and 3 1/2 day on their own. Now Missy is with Sweetie, and Tammy is with Finn permanently which is good. Missy initially bullied Sweetie a little, and then Sweetie had a go at Missy in return, but after a few months they were really fine together.
Sweetie cleaning Poley
Sweetie and Poley
Sweetie & Missy
Missy & Sweetie
July 2016, I put Poley in with Missy and Sweetie, after Skippy died. And Tammy and Finn went in with Tigger. Many changes since I first wrote about the three.
Poley, Missy & Sweetie