Monday, November 11, 2013

I Didn't Latch Her Cage

Ferrets make marvelous pets. They have been domesticated for at least 2500 years. Some people do not find ferret odors all that awful. Others detest ferret odors. You can remove the scent glands and often they are removed before you buy them. They are bright and inquisitive and playful.

The aromatic
ferret wriggled free to chase
her prey in the weeds
out back of the house,
her curiosity took
her from the safety
of captivity
to the uncertain expanse
of winter's approach.

August 29, 2010 7:42 AM

Ferrets love water and are great natural swimmers. Ferret fleas do not love water. This is easy flea control and fun to watch as well.


  1. A thoroughly delightful post.

    1. Thanks, Tom.

      My poem was written in sympathy with my neighbor across our street who a few days before alerted me to her missing ferret.


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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