I’m just about on time for National Ferret Day. Well, it appears this celebration is largely based in the USA, so in that respect I’m well and truly on schedule. Of course, this is partly inspired by Charlie and his new series looking into the various celebrations taking place each day through April, though I don’t expect this to count as I’m of course breaking the most important rule by doodling without washing. (I’m referring to the process there you understand, not an alarming disregard for self-hygiene.) Do join in yourself!
What cute little creatures they are. They’re incredibly lively, sociable and friendly, too, as Richard Whiteley would doubtless have testified, were he still with us.
Poor Richard. I do enjoy how the interviewee sees what’s happening, and what does he suggest? Here, take two more of the things! Whiteley often (correctly) mused that this moment would be the most part of his legacy, and indeed, various publications reported his death with the headline ‘Ferret Man Dies’.
But hey, if that’s the kind of play you like and fancy a new pet, then by all means go ferret! There was a woman who lived a couple of doors down from me who had a pair of pet ferrets, and in all seriousness they seemed rather charming and lovely, to the extent that I’d quite like one, even if Richard’s image is waving a bloody finger, warning against it. She even used to harness them up and take them for walks – it certainly turned heads. I don’t remember ever learning her name; I just knew her as the Ferret Lady. Obviously, these creatures define the people they are around – perhaps that’s why they’re such cool pets.
If you want to join me in celebrating today then by all means go ferret! I’ve already done that once. There’s no time for puns – sorry Richard.