Thundersnow and Fredless


Fred Ferret’s Final Foto

Fred has passed away. A sad day. He led a long life here and before he came to us. Having ferrets in the household has been a lot of fun. They’re like kittens that never grow up.

Fred and Georgia, named after the twins from the Harry Potter book series, have a sleeping chamber up in the kid’s loft and then a long snaking pipe that led down and through the wall to their outdoor houses. At the bottom of the tunnel was a Y where they could access the first floor of the cottage when their door was open, giving them an easy track for making their way from the first floor to the loft. Georgia pre-deceased her partner Fred by several months so now we are ferret-less for a while.

Last night we had an violent snowstorm and high winds with thunder and lightning. Usually snowstorms are very quiet. It was very eerie having the intense flashes of lightning in a world that is otherwise whited out. I’ve seen this a few times. Apparently it is called “Thundersnow” and is very rare. Generally it only happens out west in the Rocky Mountains and great lakes – rarely here in the east.

Outdoors: 28°F/6°F 12″ Thundersnow
Tiny Cottage: 68°F/61°F

Daily Spark: ‘i’ before ‘e’ except in NoWeirdStuff.org and other weird words.

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8 Responses to Thundersnow and Fredless

  1. Teresa says:

    We occasionally get the thundersnow here in Iowa. Not often, but it is interesting. So sorry to hear about Fred. It’s never easy to lose someone you care about.

  2. Pam R. says:

    We’ve had thundersnow here in Western Mass. a couple times over the 28 yrs we’ve owned the farm. It is really weird as one expects snow to be quiet, unless there’s howling wind.

    Sorry to hear Fred’s passed.

  3. Eileen says:

    We were also very thundersnowed on Saturday night — so weird! So bright! I had a class the next morning, and everyone, from Woodsville to Orford to Littleton, had it (and many of us right overhead) so it must have been a really big storm!

  4. Susan Lea says:

    I’m so sorry about Fred. I lost one of my ferrets a year ago and the other one, Peekaboo, is ailing. I still cry about Precious, and I dread losing Peekaboo. They are such adorable, fun, happy creatures. It’s impossible to be gloomy with a ferret around! My sympathies to your family.

  5. Diane N. says:

    It sounds like your thundersnow may have come from the same storm system that amounted to 19.5″ of snow in northeast Illinois/southern Wisconsin based on the timing. We didn’t have thunder, but 50+ mile-per-hour winds. Then several days of plowing before roads were clear again.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am so very sorry about your lose. Even tho it was 3 years ago.

  7. Essy Daugherty says:

    So sorry about Fred

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