Message Number: YG1214 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Flemming Farms
Date: 2001-03-13 13:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Book Review

> You will, of
> course, have to put up with Aussie-isms ("poops" = "scats"), archaic
> spellings that are out of fashion here (faeces, oetiology), and other
> un-Americanisms (colour, programme). B-)

Oi! Watch it . . . =) I have become accustomed to spelling words with an
extra "u" or an "s" instead of a "z" (said zed). And I still call them
poopies . . .

> The bulk of the chapter,
> however, is devoted to the design of the author's own free-range fuzzy
> garden, which includes numerous above- and below-ground shelters,
> ferret mazes, ponds, etc. This was can't-put-it-down reading for me.
> (If I didn't live in an apartment, I wouldn't be writing this -- I'd be
> down at Home Depot buying construction supplies! B-)

I know Dr. Lewington personally. I have been to his clinic (before he
retired and sold it) and have been to his home. He is a super nice guy and
very knowledgable. And his set up is very cool!

> I think I'll leave the critique of the reproduction chapter to the
> breeders among us, except to register my disappointment with the
> material on genetics.

Well - that would be due to the fact that very little is known about ferret
genetics (compared to dogs, for instance). But BRETT - you *can* join the
Ferret Genetics list ( and help us
learn about animal genetics. =)

> Brett - while I haven'tyet perused this title (although I know John),
> I must comment as to whatan outstanding and timely review this is!

I have forwarded the nice review to Dr. Lewington - so maybe he will be
joining us here! I am not sure if he even knew this list existed! =)

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