Welcome to the Family JeffersonSubmitted by U.S. Wealth Management of Boston on December 11th, 2019
By Julia Crane
As some of you have probably come to realize, I enjoy having pet animals. So it might come as no surprise that since writing my first article, I have purchased a new pet. I was simply at the pet store picking up toys and food for my three animals at home. I go to this pet store frequently, and the past several times I saw a ferret for sale. While I was chatting with the employees, I thought “No harm in holding him while I’m here.” Next thing I knew, he was getting put into a pet carrier and I was swiping my debit card. SO welcome to the family Jefferson!
Needless to say I was completely unprepared. However, I grew up having a ferret so I was able to use my old ferret’s cage temporarily while I ordered a new one online. I purchased his food, bedding, hammock, and toys while I was at the pet store.
Jefferson made himself at home immediately and got along perfectly with Beef (my dog). The only problem is that I now have to be more strategic about which animals I let out at the same time. Ferrets are predators whereas my bird and bunny would be prey, so they cannot be out at the same time. Fortunately, I have that down to a science now.
There were some other adjustments I had to make with Jefferson. For starters he loves to knock anything he can over; I’m talking trash cans, cups, candles, and so on. He also loves to steal shoes and hide them, which luckily with a small place they aren’t too hard to find. Anything he can get into, he succeeds – trash cans, laundry baskets & hampers, even dresser drawers. He also has an odd obsession with my toilet plunger, so the bathroom door has to be shut when he is out. I like to refer to him as a menace, but he is very entertaining to watch.
At this point I now have four small animals in my small studio apartment, so I think I should put a pause on expanding this petting zoo until I have a larger space!
The author of this article is Julia Crane, Financial Planner Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.