Wednesday, 16 August 2017

It's Freddy Boys Birthday Today!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy (the Birthday Boy) and Eric de Ferret!

Well, what a fun day it's been, first thing this morning Freddy was first up at the cage door and got himself a big 'Birthday Dollop' of Ferretone! Then he had a cuddle with Old Two Legs and we all sang his 'Happy Birthday Song'!

We can sing it again 'cos he has just woken up, ready, after seven.

One, Seven!

Happy Birthday to Fred,
Fried eggs on your head,
A Sticky Chicken for dinner,
Happy Birthday to Fred!

We reckon he is five years old, plus or minus a bit 'cos we can't be too sure 'cos he came to us via the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue and Freddy isn't too good at counting!

No matter how old he is, he is still loved by us all, even with his big tummy!

Freddy just loves a game of chase with Wendy but his favourite game is 'Tickle Tums' which he plays with OTL!

OTL rolls him onto his back and then tickles him under his chin and all the way down to his tail. Freddy just can't stop laughing and at the same time he tries to grab OTL's finger for a 'Pretend Chew'!

Down on the beach it was all quiet 'cos we were a little early and OTL gets a chance to play with the sun rise!

Looks good enough for a swim!
 Miss May was rolling around all over the place and she dug a good sized hole!


Just what is that woofer doing?
 Holly was watching May and decided she would have a dig and a roll as well. First she made sure she wasn't anywhere near the water, well you don't want water sloshing into your well dug hole do you?
Holly Holes are the best!
 Anyone can dig holes but not everyone can get in for a swim!

There is nothing better than an early morning dip!
 Young Eric was having fun ferreting around in the grass looking for any new sniffs. He has been playing games with OTL, every time he gets out of the cage in the morning he goes on a rampage around the office and climbs all over the place, this morning OTL found him on top of the guitar hanging up in OTL's office!

No swimming for me, I look too good!
 Lunchtime Freddy really had a special run on the beach. He was allowed to do a bit of sunbathing then he got a carry up to the Sea Wall where he had a sniff before getting carried again!

On the football pitch he very gently strolled along then he got another carry up to the car where a bowl of water was waiting for him in the back of the car!

I could get used to this life style!
 OTL had to go out this afternoon so Holly and I stood by the bedroom window waiting for him to come home.

Now he is back we are off to mug him for his dinner!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy (the Birthday Boy) and Eric de Ferret.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A day for tourists!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here again!

It's been another sunny day, well most of the day was sunny but there was a little rain this morning, something to do with thunder storms over France.

As far as we are concerned, they can keep them!

The Missus has been getting all the washing done, the important stuff, like the ferret blankets and our doggy blankets that go on the sofa and the bits of chopped up towels that Old Two Legs uses to give our butt a wash when we get the 'Grumbly Tum'!

First thing this morning it looked horrid, dark grey skies and even the ducks were still hanging about!

Not exactly the brightest of starts!
 Last night it was raining and we came across a snail that had climbed up to get out of the wet grass.

It had climbed up and the wrapped it's 'Foot' around the branch and over his head, just to stop the rain from soaking his hair do!

Wot I really need is an umbrella!
 Later on the sun came out and Holly got trapped on OTL's desk, well, OTL lifted her up and plonked her on the top then did some trimming of her legs and paws 'cos OTL says that the hair was getting 'A bit 'Thick' and it needed a trim.

Ever since he has got these trimming tools he seems to want to give us a trim almost every week!

The post has brought his 'Confirmation of Booking' from the Hadlow College where he has enrolled in a course to teach him to cut our hair properly!

It contained a receipt for the money and a list of 'Useful Information', like where to park the car, where to meet the tutor, wear closed toe footwear, oh and bring a packed lunch. Then they tell you that you will get both Hairy and Wet!

As if he didn't know that!

Lunch time we were down the beach again but without the ferrets 'cos OTL says it would be too hot for them.

When we got down there, expecting to have some fun digging the ball up, what did we see?

Tourists! Loads of them taking up all the room on the Sea Wall and even on our beach!

Look, they are sitting on top of the hole!
That was it, back we headed to the car and bumped into this lot, woofing their tails off at us as if we were tourists!

Holly did one of her 'Big WOOFS' and that shut them up!

Woof off of our beach!
 The Missus had a glum face today, it seems that her favourite battery powered carpet sweeper has finally rolled over and died! There was a sort of cough, then a phutt and finally a phisssst, then nothing!

So tomorrow we are expecting a new one to arrive!

That should be fun, especially if the ferrets get hold of it!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Sandholes and Ferrets!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

It has been one of those 'Early Days' you know, wake up too early, try to get back to sleep only to have The Missus flying around the house with her jet powered vacuum cleaner!

Nothing for it, we get up and head off to the beach!

You can tell it's early, the ducks are still asleep!
 Even May and Eric had trouble waking up. The thought of digging a hole and having a roll was there but actually getting going was difficult!

If I roll over, I'll go to sleep again!
 You know it was just too early, I mean, we didn't even see another woofer!

Back home Holly and I had a snooze on the bed while Old Two Legs was 'Poo Shoveling' in the ferret cages!

He had an appointment with the dentist so the 'Shovelling' was done at speed!

The vet did his inspection and couldn't find a tooth that needed filling! Being foiled he said that a back tooth needed 'Watching' so instead of six monthly inspection he decided that OTL needed an inspection every three months!

So, before he was allowed out he had to make an appointment for the 6th November!

One good thing, before he came home he dropped into the Doggy Shop and got us some treats and a couple of bottles of disinfectant that OTL uses when cleaning the cages.

As soon as he got back we were off down the beach again and this time Wendy and Freddy decided they wanted to come as well, even though it was rather warm out!

Freddy spent some time digging a hole while Miss Wendy went off hunting Nargles in amongst the sea weed!

I think a Nargle went this way!
Wendy was diving in and out of the sea weed, ferreting around under the rocks. She reckons she could sniff the Nargles but she just couldn't get her claws on it!

One day I'll get hold of one!
 Holly and I had a great time digging holes and I even found a rather manky ball that had been well chewed!

Super Hole this is!
 It was so good that Holly Chops joined in the digging and we wouldn't allow the ferrets to take over the digging!

Holly and I were digging for all our worth and the hole was getting deeper and wider and the ferrets kept well clear!

This is a 'Two Woofer' hole!
Sadly, we had to head for home and OTL had to carry Freddy almost all the way back 'cos it was getting too warm for him to jog all the way back!

Back home both ferrets soon were fast asleep and so were we!

This digging can certainly tire a girl out!

I think we will have to take a lesson from Archie Babe and spend more time having cuddles instead of working our paws to the bone digging holes!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday as it should be!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

Wot a super day it's been. We have had sunshine almost all day today.

Last night Old Two Legs wanted to stay up and try some photographs of the meteors that were supposed to be flying in but when he looked there were clouds, high up, so no stars and no meteors either!

Still, this morning on the beach he got a shot of the moon, well the first is wot he took and the second is wot he produced on the computer!

Well, wot do you expect with just a 35mm lens?
 After a bit of playing about..........

Same picture, cropped, zoomed in and fiddly diddly on the computer!
We saw a couple of woofers walking along the Sea Wall but in the end they turned off the path and headed back to the car park!

Look! Woofers!
 Back home it was cage cleaning and then OTL took down the weather monitoring thingy from the roof. It has been giving some funny readings lately, like temperature out side being 90 degrees and humidity 100%!

He got it down, reset it all, cleaned out the rain gauge, re-booted the system and found out it didn't change much!

Me thinks the system is going into terminal decline............it's stuffed!

So maybe he will be looking at another system with a bit more life in it!

Lunchtime we were down the beach again, loads of tourists wandering about and the car park full. We normally park around the corner at lunchtimes but today we didn't take the ferrets 'cos it was too warm. They stayed snoozing while we went off sniffing!

Holly and Daisy sniffin' for rabbits!
 Holly has been looking for rabbits on our walks but lately they have been hiding, still, she is taking up 'Point' while I stay behind for a sniff!

They are here, I just know they are here!
 The Missus has been up the Village Hall with her  Master Class again and has been producing some 'Journal Pages' which look rather interesting!

OTL is off to the dentist tomorrow, seems they have invited him in for a 'Check-up', it goes like this.

'Open Wide..........Mmmmmmm! You need a filling or two, the inspection is an arm and a leg and the fillings will be another arm and a leg. Oh! and by the way, the injections will not work until you are out of the chair and half way home!'

Poor OTL, it is as expensive as a vet bill!

Mind you, we always have the opportunity of biting the vet!

Can you bite the dentist?

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Short Back and Sides and a Bit off the Butt!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

We like Saturdays, you see there is always a chance that The Missus is off to her Master Class or Gas & Glitter Day at the local village Hall. That leaves us in the hands of Old Two Legs who, after doing all his jobs, has a game with the ferrets and then Holly and I!

First thing this morning we were down on the beach and looking at the clouds we thought we might be in for some rain!

Early Morning on the North Kent Coast
 We started off by having a roll in the sand. Well, to start off the ferrets did all the rolling and we had to stand back and wait!

Anyone would think they owned the beach!
 Miss May hadn't had a run yesterday so she was well up for a good roll, she even tried kicking Eric out of the hole!

When you haven't had a roll for some time, the first roll feels just great!
 I thought that I'd have a go at getting them out but Eric got all big and brave and tried to give me a 'Ferret Kiss'!

Gerroff out of our hole!
Back home OTL set about doing his jobs and when he started off cleaning Eric and May's cage he had a nasty shock. There were two piles of poo that were red!

I mean, if Holly or I had done something like that we'd be straight off down the vet's complete with blue flashing lights and loud sirens!

After the first bit of panic, OTL took a closer look at piles of poo.

Now, a little while ago we took delivery of a box of Ferretone and the supplier had put a packet of Ferret Treats in with the Ferretone. Eric loved the treats and so did Freddy Boy. May and Wendy didn't bother, so the lads made pigs of themselves.

Unfortunately, the treats were covered in a vegetable dye which turned their poo blood red!

OTL dumped the treats, fearing there may be stuff in there that might upset their tummies!

On inspection of the poo piles, they were exactly the same colour!

Panic over!

It looks like one of the ferrets had hidden the treats only to be dug out again from under the piles of stuff in TM's Store Room!

After all the jobs had been done Holly got another Bath and hair cut!

As she was the first to be 'experimented on' by OTL and his clippers. She was OK on the body but her legs ended up being a bit 'Hairy', so, OTL did a quick trim on her back and tummy then set about doing her legs. Holly was a good girl and although she wiggled about a bit, most of the time she stood still.

OTL says that he may have another go next week and try to improve the 'Cut'.

He also says that I may get a trim as well, mind you, he'll have to catch me first!

While he was clearing everything up he managed to trip over and hurt his ankle, poor lad, that will teach him to pick his paws up!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Friday, 11 August 2017

It's Friday, again!

Hi Woofers!

We are back again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

We got up late today, Old Two Legs over slept by a whole thirty minutes!

You just can't trust these TL's!

When we went in to see the ferrets we noticed that Miss May was looking a bit off colour. She had got what Holly suffers from........Grumbly Tum!

She was all well yesterday, bright as a button but this morning all she wanted to do was go back to bed!

OTL cleared out the cage and shovelled out all the poo!

Miss May was put back to bed while Eric got ready for a run on the beach.

Getting out a bit later than normal we noticed that everyone had come and gone!

We had the place to ourselves!

Holly and I had a run up and down the beach while Eric decided that he would try a little sunbathing.

It's no good, I'm missing May!
He would normally have a game with May but today he was on his own and you could tell he was missing her.

We got back and she was still sleeping in her bed but when she heard us she wanted to get out and have a little rampage around the house!

It didn't last long and after a couple of poo's she decided to go back to bed.

She has been waking up during the day for a cuddle with OTL and slurp of Ferretone, then she is back off for another snooze!

We hope she get's better soon.

OTL has been 'Manufacturing' and even The Missus helped, well she took the stuff down to the carrier for shipment!

Lunchtime Fred and Wendy came out for a walk but it was getting a bit warm, so Freddy kept blagging a lift off OTL!

Tomorrow OTL reckons that it would be good to give Holly another haircut 'cos her 'Boots' are looking too big!

As she was the first that OTL tried out the clippers on she has one or two 'Mistakes'!

So, providing the sun is shinning she is destined for a bit of serious pampering!

TM is off to her Master Class so after the cage cleaning and hair cutting we are going to sit down and watch the Game of Thrones that has been recorded!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret