Today is a big day! The fur babies are arriving. I am leaving in 30 minutes to pick them up. I don't know if it is two girls, two boys, or one girl and one boy. I heard that one is stable and one is silver. I guess I will see when I get there.
The UPS man showed up not 10 minutes ago with two boxes. One is a Marshall Home and one is a box of ferret supplies. I was hoping to have time to get the cage put together and ready for the new arrivals before I left. The cage is not hard to assemble, so I am not too worried. I just have to be sure to keep my dogs away from the babies when I come inside. The dogs will be curious, and I don't want to scare the baby ferrets in their first moment of their new home. I don't think my dogs will be aggressive, but you never know. Once the babies are safe in their new cage, I'll let the dog smell them from a distance. And then we'll just progress slowly from there.
I've been doing a lot of ferret proofing, too. Mostly identifying holes and nooks and crannies that could hide a fuzzy. I remember the old adage I used to hear about cats: if he can fit his head through it, he can fit his whole body through it. And ferrets have little heads, so I have to be especially thoughtful.
I also have to think like a ferret and identify anything laying around that might look fun to chew on. Unfortunately, this applies to a seriously wide range of household objects. My plan is to start small, and ferret proof one room at a time. As I ferretproof additional rooms, the babies will be able to expand their play into other areas of the house. For now, it will be easier to keep track of them in one small room. In this case, my office. So I just need to worry about getting my cords off the floor.
Can't wait to see the little guys.