> Happy Holidays to you all....and also to those humans that feed you! :)
Same back to you.
> Jackie and Mia both celebrated their birthdays on Dec.17. Jackie turned
> 5 years old and Mia turned 4.
My two eldest are six, and "the kid" is three. I don't have their exact
birthdays committed to memory. I suppose I should dig out their birth
certificates and put them in my calendar for annual reminders.
> Jackie is showing her age now and when I let them out of the cage,
> she prefers to hang out on my bed, digging around in the covers. Mia,
> just one year younger, is still the difficult one. She wants to be
> that she's not allowed to be. sigh!
The two older ones have slowed down, one more than the other. No sign of
illness, just looks like age catching up to them. Still, the younger one
can get them fired up and running around, war dancing, wrestling, and all
that. They all seem happy and comfortable. I had them in their own room,
my unused front entry (with it's own heat and a/c), for a few months but
came to realize that even with the door open (I put a barrier across the
lower 3' of the door) I actually saw less of them this way than I did with
them in their cage in front hall. They were always sleeping someplace far
from the door and usually didn't hear me coming and going. In the front
hall I go right past them several times a day and often one or more will
wake up an get some stomach rubbing or tail pulling. I'm not sure why they
like having their tail's (gently) pulled, but they do. It's a big cage with
multiple levels and lots of climbing and sleeping places. They seem about
as active in there as they did in the front room. And they seem to enjoy it
even more when I give them run of the house a couple of times a week. The
cats aren't so hot about this, though.
> When I catch her doing something wrong, I'll pick her up and say, "There
> you go being a ferret again!"
I usually accuse mine of being a herd of ferrets.