Message Number: YG3576 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Jayson
Date: 2001-05-15 04:24:00 UTC
Subject: Buddy sez "thanks"

Thank you everyone that responded about my itchy, skinny, ferretboy.

Apparently he was going through his first year spring shed and this
was a hard time for him. I didn't know shedding could be so rough,
the weight loss, the itching etc.....BUT!.... I also think I was
conned by a sneaky ferret........I believe the thinking on his part
was something like this:

"...if I don't eat my kibble, Jayson gets all worried and hand feeds
me and pays lots of attention to me........this could work out good
for me...." "but I think the playing and ankle biting and silliness
might have given me away, I should have acted more like I was really,
really sick...BUSTED!!..."

Things are much better here. We are still looking at that itchy spot
as a possible mast cell tumor, but it is very tiny right now and we
want to make sure that's what it is before we take action.

Thanks again for all who helped with advice and info.


Jayson and Buddy (the cutest and best ferret in the world)