Jan 1, 2007

Bathing Ferret

Anna sent in this photo of her pet ferret, Bonnie. Bonnie is an older ferret, and her less than comely appearance is exacerbated not only by the fact that she is in the bath tub (prime photo-taking-time for Ugly Overload), but she also has adrenal gland failure, which contributes to her sparse coat.

Although this malady is ultimately fatal, Bonnie is still expected to live out the normal life expectancy of her ferretdom, and she's in no pain. But, we're all about making lemonade out of lemons here. Her condition gives us one of the few ferret posts we'll ever have on this blog; despite being a relative of the weasel, the ferret is more often a resident of your cute sites.

Thanks for the photo, Anna. Your security in the loveableness of your pet, despite her appearance here, is an inspiration to us all.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I explained in the e-mail that it will cause death eventually, but that it causes her no pain. Usually older animals get it, so she will live a normal ferret age (all of my other ferrets died when they were around 5 or 6). No pain, though, or we would have had to have put her down. :)

Raging Wombat said...

Sorry for the goof on this one. I've updated the post with this information.

Katie said...

Aww, poor baby! She's still cute I think. ;) I have three ferrets, and I'm lucky that none of them have adrenal or anything.

Anna said...

She passed away last night in her sleep. We knew it was coming up because she started wheezing a few days ago. She was almost 10 years old, though, which is way older than any of our other ferrets were when they died.

Raging Wombat said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Anna. Sounds like you were a great ferret owner, though.