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October 04, 2007


I hope the soul of Ziggy may find a great pet owner like you. I pray for it.

- Mathew

Hi Sue

Thank you for your kind comments. I am doing much better and have come to terms with the fact that he no longer has to fight this dreaded disease.

Actually, we do have another 4 ferrets and a dog to keep us occupied and dish out lots of love too, as well as having lost 2 others to cancers. I do know what you mean about the excitable bouncing and Ziggy definitely did this but he also did other strange actions that were not usual for any ferret I have had. It was almost as if something was disconnected inside him.

Well, thank you again for your comments! Faith

Hi, SueJ again. I wanted to share this quote with you, to comfort you in Ziggy's loss.
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even
more temporary than our own, live within a fragile
circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its
awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish
memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan."

from 'Separate Lifetimes' (an incredible book).
"The Once and Again Prince" (a short story in the book) By Irving Townsend

I am so sorry about your sweet Ziggy...he will be at the Bridge waiting for you, for sure. We are ferret people, presently owned by 15 of the dear little wonders, all adopted from the local shelter. When our first fuzzbabe died the grief was so awful we decided that all that love should be lavished on a homeless ferret in his memory, to honor his life. From there we have brought home another and another, selecting those who are not likely to be adopted - the ill or elderly or abused. Eleven have passed on to the Bridge, but though we grieve we know they had the best this world could offer before they left us. The fifteen here are the joy of our lives. By the way, the abrupt jump or bounce is normal for ferrets, they do it when they cannot contain their happiness. Another thing...Ziggy may have looked at you the way he did because he had poor or no vision. They manage really well so their humans don't always know. It's a common thing though. You can be happy inside for all you gave Ziggy...his memory will be giving back as long as you live. Do consider taking a fuzzbabe from your local ferret shelter.
Blessings, SueJ

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