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[14k] This is Balistic, a silver adoptee from Ferret Family Services, just as she is about to spring upwards to capture a squeak toy. Her tail isn't missing, she's just sitting on it.
[12k] Bear, a dark sable, loves to sit on the rocker and survey his kingdom. Bear came from a ferret shelter in Oregon, whines like a baby, and thinks the best three things in the world are jerky, raisins, and sleeping under Bob's shirt.
[11k] From left to right, here are Bear, Moose, Tori, and Daye. Says Bob: "This photo was taken when Tori was about 6 months old, and was just becoming part of the group. I wanted a picture that seemed like the others were interested in the newcomer, so rubbed some Ferretone on her nose. I got three shots before war broke out, and Tori smelled up the place. Stella is actually in this photo as well, but you can't see her, because she is sniffing Tori's you-know-what."
[14k] Foster is a nine-year-old boy. He may be old, and he might look innocent, but he's quite the little devil, says Bob. "Look closely at his nose, and you can see why we sometimes call him 'Booger'." Foster has severe arthritis, and loves to be rocked while sleeping on people's laps.
[25k] According to Bob, Gus has proved himself to be quite the joker. He loves to apply new scents to himself--in this case, popcorn. In the last few months, he has managed to roll in popcorn, old garbage, barbequed ribs, the cat box, and a container of potting soil he managed to tip over and open. When caught, he always looks as if to say, "What?"
[23k] Tori, shown here curled up asleep in a round bed, is an albino female coming up on her 1st birthday who thinks she is the toughest ferret in the house. She will fight anyone, and if a fight takes place between anyone else, she is soon in the middle of it. She is a passionate lover of sunflower seeds and soda (not that she gets more than a taste), and Bob swears she can climb glass. She also sleeps the hardest, frightening her human family weekly with "Sleeping, Not Dead" episodes.
[32k] I don't know this sable ferret's name, but he (she?) found a nice, cozy place to curl up on a cold night: Bill's slipper.
[16k] As this ferret found out, when you decide to sleep in the toilet, sometimes you get more than you bargained for!
[5k] This is Fitchie, 6 years old and in pretty good health, except for that mast cell tumor, which developed in about a week and then stopped growing. Mast cell and other skin tumors aren't uncommon in older ferrets; they may become malignant easily, so they should be removed quickly.
[B&W, 5k] Baby human plus baby ferret (plus computerized image editing).
[20k] Here are Fred and Jesse posing for the camera.
[12k] Bubba rises to the challenge of defending her human family from the terrible teddy bear monster by, well, dragging it across the bed, too. If only it weren't so big!
[16k] Here's Bubba being held by Greg's dad, probably so she doesn't wiggle out of the cowboy hat she's wearing.