Arnold really let the ferret lovers down.
But it's always amusing when people don't know about ferrets, happen to see Zeke, and either a) ask what he is b) exclaim, "OHMYGOSH is that a ferret!?" or c) alert me with panic that there is a squirrel in my house.
Ferrets love to DIG, so Erik and I thought he might really enjoy digging in the sand at the beach.
This was about as far as he came, voluntarily. See, what we forgot was... ferrets DO love to dig, but they really hate open spaces. They're just too smart and know that open spaces are dangerous. It doesn't get much more open than the beach.
It's actually really fortunate for us that Zeke is not comfortable in open spaces, or outside, alone, at all. There have been a few unfortunate incidences where I or guests of ours have left a door open and Zeke has wandered outside. Every time this has happened, we find Zeke not far from the door, dubiously contemplating his odds of making it any further from the house. It's SUPER terrifying to find him OUTSIDE and to think about what might have happened to him. But it is a small comfort to know he's not like a dog who will bolt as soon as he's given the chance.
Do your pets love the beach? My parents brought their puppies and they had a blast running up and down the beach (it's nice in May when no one else is there!). I'm off to go pack up our stuff as we're hitting the road again this weekend. This time, destination: Blacksburg!