||One year, nine months old|
||Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA|
is a female Siamese ferret. She lives with us and her buddy
Max (who may someday be still enough to have his picture taken and
submitted). This is Mitzi sitting up for her favorite treat,
raisins. She also sits like this when she wants to go out. She
loves to be outdoors and she doesn't mind walking on a leash. Mitzi
loves to hide all the stuffed toys she can find, many of which are
bigger than she is. The only problem is she cannot get them under
her favorite hiding place, the couch, but she will try for hours and
hours. She also likes to steal raw potatoes, not to eat, just to
She taught herself that if you have a box, like cereal, and knock it
over and bounce on it, it will open and you can snack all you want.
She does this with cookies. Then Max will steal her cookies and take
them upstairs to his hidey-hole and Mitzi will bring them back down
under the couch. They can keep this up all day.
Currently her favorite plaything is the petticoat my daughter-in-law
wore under her bride gown. She loves bouncing on it and having it
make noise. Also, there are plenty of folds to play hide and seek in.
She came to us a year ago last February and she has made us laugh
constantly. When we first got her, we didn't know what to expect and
when she started bouncing around and chattering, we thought maybe she
was crazy but she's just playful. She will get bottle-brush tail
when annoyed and sometimes even her whole body puffs out. At three
pounds, Mitzi is a large ferret and when she comes down the steps it
sounds like 50 pounds.
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