Message Number: YG5611 | New FHL Archives Search
From: RRC
Date: 2001-07-18 06:23:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Warp update; love Bob's skeletal posts

Hi Sukie,

Glad to hear about Warp. I have a couple of very ill, beloved ferrets of
my own (Bear, Daye), so I have complete sympathy to your situation.
Please continue to update me.

Thanks for the 'attaboy' on the skeletal series. It WILL be a book
chapter in the reference I can currently penning. Of course, even though
the posts are extremely long, the book chapter is so much more detailed.
Not to mention the illustrations I have been working on. I've taken the
original bone photo, made a direct line drawing of it to show the
landmarks, and will have both printed side-by-side.

The next installment is the skull, followed by the dentition, then a
post on biomechanics, and finally on the subtle differences and problems
in the skeleton caused by domestication and diet. THEN, I will start
uploading photos of various bones, including some nasty ones. That way,
the FHL archives can be referenced should people have odontological or
osteological questions.

Anyway, that's the plan. Thanks for the email and keep me posted.


Sukie Crandall wrote:
> Ah, just had some reminders why I so enjoy this list and the folks on
> it. No bickering, loads and loads of help given others, folks open
> to learning, chances to learn. At the end of each day I wonder what
> treasures people will add the next day, rather than ever wanting a
> hiatus.
> Had some very kind people ask about seven year old Warp. The
> prednisone is turning out to agree very well with her multiple health
> problems and we have not encountered any of the downsides that would
> have been possible with her, eps. since antibiotics were added for
> that mouth cut. She is not overeating at individual meals so her
> small intestine (which is friable and damaged from an unknown cause
> thought to be a possible auto-immune disorder) isn't endangered, and
> she is eating more meals and is more active, so can see and feel a
> desired increase in weight and physical abilities so far. Except when
> she is actually getting the meds she is behaving as a much happier
> individual.
> I have been greatly enjoying Bob's skeletal posts. Many thanks, Bob!
> Am looking forward to skull and dentition. I really, really think
> that the content in these should be a part of a text that is readily
> available, such as a vet text or a next edition of a major ferret
> book.