or Mawi for short, is a really special girl for me. She's always been
there for me, for five long years already! This girl always goes to festivals
and shops with me, she's like a little dog, but more awesome since she's a ferret!
Mayawi is my first ferret and the love of my life. At least she started being
the love of my life after a year or so. She was pretty stubborn and hard to
raise. She did bite, and not just soft playful biting ferrets are known to
do, but real biting. I learned a lot from her, like almost always it was my -
the owner's - fault, not hers. When I realized this, she became really really
nice to people, and after two and a half years she was a fully bite-free,
very cute, adorable adult ferret.
Starting from two years old, our life together really started; she went
everywhere with me: shopping, walking, nature parks, zoos, festivals, and
sleep-overs. And we're still doing that, even though since I've got two furry
ferrets now, I sometimes need to find a ferret-sitter (mostly my dad) who can
do their medication and give them the attention they need.
Mawi is quite famous around the places where I go; this is yearly festivals
and all. She even got her own facebook because of that, and got even more
'friends' than me. Mawi's good at stealing the show, being cute and pet-able
since she loves attention so much.
When she was two years old, little Mayawi got a little 'buddy,' namely my
other ferret, Lune. Mawi sin't very much interested in Lune, but she's the
only ferret Mawi can stand. Normally she is quite aggressive to other
pets/ferrets, but she seems fine with Lune! Lucky me, now I have two adorable
fuzzballs to take care of!
I finally managed to teach my little girl to walk with me when she's on the
leash instead of just going where she wants to go (which took me 4 1/2
years!) so we can walk more easily. She also will sit on my shoulder in busy
places or when I'm on the bicycle. We bike a lot here in the Netherlands.
She's my great friend who helped me through hard parts in life, since life
hasn't been taking it easy on me either. Also Mawi has had the typical
accidents, once she almost died, but survived and came out stronger then ever
before. We grew very close, I think as close as you can get with a pet-ferret!
So, I wanted to introduce you all my sweet buddy-for-life, my little girl
which I often call my baby or daughter, haha. I think it's a
ferret-owners-thing. Mawi is getting older already now, with her 5 1/2 years,
I hope she is the kind of ferret healthy enough to reach her 10th birthday or even older!