Live from the sofa (the one with my permanent assprint)

by statia on March 31, 2006

3 days and change until beta day. I find that the closer Tuesday gets, the more effort I need to put into keeping my mind occupied. I’m completely wiped out after a grueling week of work. The only thing I’ve wanted to do all day is sit on my sofa and maybe nap.

From tonight’s bag of tricks comes another episode of: Just when you thought you knew me, I pull yet another piece of rogue history of my past out and put it on the table. Because let’s face it. I can’t drink, so going to a bar is no fun. There’s nothing good on Friday nights and it’s shitty out. I hope you’re ready, people, because this one is a doozy.

At one point, I was the crazy ferret lady. I had six ferrets when I was in college. At once. My parents weren’t exactly thrilled, since I commuted. When I was about 8 or 9, I happened to see a neighbor from across the street holding a ferret. I had no idea what it was, but once she let me play with hers, I knew I wanted one.

I got my first ferret, Mink, from a woman who was selling her. She was totally awesome. Very friendly, and cute. She’d walk up to anyone prompting to be picked up. She chill on my shoulder. But don’t try to come between her and a raisin. She would totally cut you for a raisin. She came with a smurf stuffed animal, which, when I failed to put in her cage, she dragged it into her hammock so she could sleep with it. Which prompted me to get her a pal, Baer. Baer and I didn’t really get along so well until the two of them ended up with a virus that at the time was new. After he had gotten shots, he wrapped himself around my neck for comfort. He became my biggest fan after I nursed them back to health. He hated men. He had a ferret version of an Oedipus complex. The thing with ferrets, is that they’re so damn cute and funny. Like Lay’s, you can’t stop at one. Six was insane to me, but I knew people who had 12 and 14. When my ex boyfriend and I split up, I had four of them living with me, and he dumped his two on me because he was “tired of them.” So, I ended up with all six of them. > Mink, Baer, Elmo, Sara, Ben and Bianca. I did end up giving three of them away to a friend and keeping my original three, Mink, Baer, and Elmo. What can I say? I have a soft spot for animals. I don’t think I’ve been without some sort of creature since I was in late high school.

The meester has been enamoured with ferrets today. I’ve been telling him funny little ferret stories about my pack and now he wants one. I wouldn’t mind getting one again, when I have the time to put into their care. And when I live in a ferret legal state.


thalia April 1, 2006 at 3:05 am

I love finding out more about you. And of course you used to keep ferrets. Of course you did, it makes total sense.

Keep on breathing.

Lori April 1, 2006 at 6:59 am

Ferrets – for some reason I’m just not that surprised. ;)
As for 3 days and change to your beta – you lucky duck. I don’t even want to tell you how long my clinic makes you wait for a beta. It’s borderline criminal.

The Old Blue Truck April 1, 2006 at 8:05 am

You keep that arse print (we say it different down here) exactly where it is.
It’s interesting reading new terminologies (Betas – not arse prints) – we just used to call them ‘levels’ and they were monitored several times a day!
But we were guinea pigs then!
Ferrets even…

geeky April 1, 2006 at 8:55 am

are ferretts not legal in CA?

millie April 1, 2006 at 9:18 am

Hmm, your ferrets don’t surprise me either.

I hope the next three days pass swiftly for you.

Donna April 1, 2006 at 9:32 am

Is there anything cuter than a ferret in a hammock? I’m not surprised either.

Helen April 1, 2006 at 9:33 am

It’s always the quiet ones…

crystal April 1, 2006 at 12:08 pm

i had two ferrets, until just recently when one passed. they are amazing little creatures. you’re right, though, once you get one it’s hard to stop. especially since our little guy now seems so lonely by himself.

Mrs. T April 2, 2006 at 3:36 pm

I hope these next couple of days fly by for you. I’m thinking of you!

Ornery April 2, 2006 at 6:51 pm

I never even considered a ferret for a pet, but those pics are so adorable that now I want one, too!

Beth April 2, 2006 at 7:14 pm

I had 2 myself – one a brown one similar to yours and an albino one that I rescued. They are such curious little buggers.

Hoping the next 3 days speed by.

Linda April 2, 2006 at 10:58 pm

Ohmygosh…you’re doing your beta TOMORROW? (I’ve been in LA and without an internet connection unless I can get to a Starbucks). Damn, I am praying it’s a frigging huge beta number considering how beauuuutiful those embryos were. Fingers and everything else crossed for you dahling.

Stephanie April 3, 2006 at 7:22 am

a ferret hammock…love it!

and i love learning more about you, so fun!

amy t. April 3, 2006 at 7:52 am

Ew! Ferrets give me the willies. My aunt has one, and it can totally sense I hate it. It comes running right for me anytime I go over there. Ick.

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