Bear, aka "Dances with Feet", is a delightfully sweet boy who, unfortunately, bites people very hard. Very very hard. This has made it difficult to find a good home for Bear. Bear found a foster home where he thrived with other ferret buddies (and young children, believe it or not) for over a year, but he eventually came back to the CFN central facility (our house), where we put him in with the Hogan group, with whom he gets along famously. Bear idolizes Hogan, and follows him about the house, trying to get Hogan to play with him -- we also find Bear sleeping with Hogan. When we moved to our new house in November 2000, Bear naturally migrated from a visiting shelter ferret to a pet.
It's late summer of 2002 and Bear is still a happy, hissy boy. He's had an add fungal growth on the top of his tail that we're dealing with, but he's calmed down a great deal and now seldome bites hard enough to break the skin. He loves to play chase with you, and to hiss as he hides under furniture, waiting for the perfect moment to dart out in front of you so you can chase him. Bear and Chantilly are an item and play like crazy together, despite the extreme difference in their sizes.
Bear developed an infection on his tail that caused it to be covered with open sores. We tried different medications and antibiotics for months, but when the condition didn't clear, we had his tail removed in May of 2003. He now ressembles his nick name of "Bear Butt Boy" more closely than before. Bear is still a very big, happy hissy boy who gets along great with all of his cage mates.
It is June of 2006, and it is hard to believe that over three years have gone by since we've updated our pets' pages. Bear is no longer with us: he died at the beginning of the summer of 2005, and it was exceptionally hard to watch this once proud, ruff and ready tumble guy slow down with age and disease. We definitely remember him in his prime, dancing with his idol Hogan, and playing with Chantilly.
Of all the ferrets with us the last time these pages were updated (Thistle, Bear, Chantilly, Freya, Snickers, Pepper, Venus and Neve'), only Chantilly is still with us, and she is about 9 years old now, and quite feeble.
I need to create sketches and pages for the following pets, who have
graced us with their presence, but do not yet have their own entries:
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