Ferrets' blog

A blog with news about my ferrets: Tata, Izzie and Liira. There will also be reminiscense about Tenchi, Adric, Ker Avon, Ryo-Ohki, Nyssa, Lady Ayeka, Romana, Pertwee, Podo, Kodo, Ella, Zephyr and Chin Soon, all of whom are gone now.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Zephyr and Being Absent

I know it's hard not to feel guilty when something goes wrong. I was in Houston this past week on business. Zephyr was at Dr. Weston's on Monday and had the worst reacton that she has ever seen to a distemper vaccine. I wasn't there for Zephy and I could have lost her. Thankfully I'm told Zephy is just fine. I still wish I could have been there for the five hours she spent in the vet's office.

I hate that I have to travel so much for work right now and that I don't have the time I'd like with the ferrets. OTOH, at least I'm able to pay vet bills now.

FWIW, this is the third time one of my ferrets has had an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccination. Nyssa had one to her rabies vaccine in 2000 and Podo had one to his rabies vaccine in 2003. Both nearly died.

I hope to get to spend time with the little weasels later in the week, but that's still up in the air.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Better than expected

Well... the ferrets never came north since I had to make a last minute business trip to Houston. The good news is that I've been down in the Triangle since Sunday and I've had a wonderful week with the weasels. Ella slimmed down beautifully this spring. Chin Soon is still quite the little monster. Nyssa is hanging in there better than I could have hoped for and actually has put some weight back on. She only runs around for half an hour give or take a little each evening but she looks good when she is exploring. She's even playing with Romana and Chin Soon again and curls up to sleep with the other four. Nyssa is still ferret-in-charge and can send Ella or Zephyr or Chin Soon running. Considering it's been almost seven months since Nyssa was diagnosed with lymphoma this is truly amazing. To say my news is better than expected is an understatement to say the least.

July 4th weekend is the next big landmark for Nyssa if she continues to do well. That will be the seventh anniversary of my bringing her home. We'll definitely have to celebrate that day.

New pictures of the ferts are sitting on my computer at home. I'll try to at least get some posted this weekend.