It’s been a month of big change for us. But one major, sad, change is the re-homing of Star.
Since Hunter was born, we’ve had much less time to let her out to play and dance around the place. It was really unfair to her as we felt she didn’t get all the attention she deserved, not to mention we plan to move to Singapore and they don’t allow the import of ferrets (ugh).
We were really fortunate and found a wonderful French family that were happy to adopt her, and it was such a delight to see Star running around eagerly in their place – she acted like she was right at home instead of appearing uncertain or hyper. She pretty much has free run of their whole place, so I know she’s delighted about that! We’ll miss her so so so so much (already do!) but we’re so relieved that when we leave Shanghai, at least we know Star is happy and safe.
And so, our chapter of having ferrets is over. We’ve had a brilliant few years with Misty and Star. They make wonderful pets and we’ll always remember our 2 adorable little girls :)
Star with her new little friend. Goodbye, my darling ‘lil girl!
Our lil girl had been on-off for the past few months, but managed to pull through each time. But yesterday, she was extremely lethargic, couldn’t move, and had difficulty breathing. Not a “I’m sick” disposition, but a “I’m just too old” disposition. My heart sank, because I was pretty sure she wasn’t curable.
Anyhow, Chris booked an appointment with the vet at 4:30PM. Before that, he took Misty out for a cuddle, and she snuggled up in his arms and fell asleep…… and never woke up.
It’s a HUGE blow and I miss her, though it does help that I’m so flat-out with Hunter that I don’t have much time to dwell on it – which is probably a good thing for my health. I just tell myself that she was very very old, and had a very comfortable life being so well-loved. Plus, having her pass away in Chris’ arms is the best way she could’ve left us.
After the excitement of yesterday’s snow, we woke up to absolutely frigid temperatures today. The snow hadn’t melted overnight, but it’s this glorious soft powder-snow that’s dry. So I’m thankful it’s not that gross and grey slushy kind when it’s all half-melted! It’s actually really pretty to look at, and fascinates me to no end. I know it’s totally dull and uneventful for anyone that experiences snow every year, but hey, we come from a very temperate climate so we NEVER see snow! Thus why the novelty still hasn’t worn off and I’m so delighted with it :P
The compound where I live, with snow-capped rocks
2″ of powder-soft snow covering the grass
What’s a ‘lil ferret to do in this sort of weather? Snuggle up on the couch :)