>>> Mia often gets into things that she's not supposed to. I'll pick her up
>>> and say, "So...you're being a ferret again?" heheh
>>> She just stares at me and silently says, "Yeah"
>> I always took that look to be something like "Yes, but I'm so cute you're
>> going to let me do it again, aren't you?"
> Yep. Mia will push things off the countertop then look over the edge to
> approve what she did.
> My original two ferrets worked as a team. The female (Farrah) would climb
> on shelves or countertops and, one by one, push things off onto the floor.
> The male ferret (Fred) would wait on the floor and hide everything that
> pushed off. Darn those two! ;)
out to raise shelter kittens. The left over construction materials were on
the top of a bank of cages the kittens spent the night in. One of my
ferrets would climb up there and push things right up to the edge. She'd
have three or four things ready to go. She'd peer down at the floor waiting
for one of the other ferrets to come by then push one of the things over the
edge. She never quite hit the other ferrets, but came awfully close several
times. Either she wasn't quite good enough to hit them, or she was very
good about staging near misses. I secured anything heavy enough to be
dangerous, of course, though I'm not sure I really needed to. She never
used anything heavy before I caught on to her. It was pretty clearly a game
of some sort, though I never did puzzle out the rules.
Point of curiosity... what are the sources for those names?
I name most of mine after classic horror creatures (we had a Quasimodo, for
example) or fantasy characters. For the last few years it's been vampires,
because of their protruding fangs. The current three are:
Nicholas, Knight from Forever Knight
Barnabas, Collins from Dark Shadows
Mina, Harker from Dracula, specifically The League of Extraordinary
Gentlemen version where she's a vampire.
I also had a Marie (from Innocent ***).
Anyone else? Names and sources?