||Two years old|
||New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA|
Honor Of Cody, My Snuggle Weasel Cody - my very first full of life kid.
When I first got Cody I knew nothing about ferrets. I wanted to know
what they ate and all about them so I could properly take care of him.
I got on the Internet and researched all about them. I not only found
out about food but different diseases they get. Cody was such a sweet
little boy and I didn't want him to live alone so in my search for
food I also found shelters. That is when I contacted the PFRA Shelter
in Greensburg to see about adopting a mate for Cody. I made the
appointment and went down to visit their shelter. I went back the
second time with Cody and we came home with not one but two beautiful
ferrets named Joey and Phoebe. Joey being an Albino and Phoebe being a
I must admit at first I didn't think this was going to work.
They would beat him up all the time but slowly we introduced them and
they became fast friends. There is no separating them now. In fact
they won't let anyone else share their little world. Before Joey and
Phoebe came along Cody and I snuggled together and watched Walker
Texas Ranger. You see when he was a baby he would play for hours till
Walker Texas Ranger came on. Then I would snatch him up and no matter
how much he wanted down I would just hold him. I had no idea they
didn't like to be held but that didn't stop me LOL. He soon learned
that at 7 PM it would be snuggle time weather he wanted to or not :-).
Then one day Walker went off the air so I just let him play during
that time but of course I played with him and he seemed to enjoy that
a lot more than the snuggle time. Besides now he also had Joey and
Phoebe to play with too. A few months later while I was watching Cody
Joey and Phoebe play and flipping the TV box to see what was on TV,
low and behold Walker. He was now on at five PM instead of seven PM.
The theme song for Walker came on and Cody must have heard it and
connected with snuggle time because he came running from across the
room as fast as his little legs would bring him. He climbed up and
curled up on my chest :-). He must have connected the theme song with
cuddle time with his Mommy. So you see even babies will learn to
cuddle and even like it but like me you may have to insist at first.
Today because of this sweet little boy, ferret math struck. I have
adopted nine ferrets from The Greensburg shelter and I have taken in a
few on my own. My Vet DR Joseph Raught also saw to it that I added a
few more when people would call him, he refereed them to me. With all
the ferrets that were coming out of the woodwork here in New Castle,
I decided it was time for our town to have a shelter so I have started
my own but not alone. I have my Saviour, Jesus, with me
each and every day to guide me. I also have lots of help from many
ferret people especially Erin my dear friend from Warren, Ohio. Today
I honor my little boy Cody who has made my life so full of joy. He
along with the others keep me busy but, they have brought so much
happiness and warmth into my life that one doesn't mind it at all. To
you Cody who just turned two May 2, 2002, I thank you for all the love
and blessings you give me each and everyday. My shelter which is
Helping Hands Ferret Rescue, New Castle, Pa., came about because of
one tiny little albino boy named Cody.
I Love You With All My Heart