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.