Im bringing my SIL with me Wednesday

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
November 26, 2012 7:59pm CST
We have a ferret at the shelter, it has been there for a period of time. My SIL has been wanting a ferret since hers died. She has years experience with ferrets and I thought even if she fostered it to give it time, and love. My brother is very childish and selfish, he has every excuse why she cant have it, or even foster it. Yet, he wanted a lizard, dog, adn 3 cats he got it and whined about it. Now when his wife wants a ferret (even fostering until it gets adopted) its an entirely different situation. I have sent her a few pictures, but I asked her to come show me how the handle it, and so on. As it does bite (supposeable they do this if they get locked in a cage too long). So I asked her to come show me, as it keeps biting me just feeding it. So I think once she sees it she will fall in love with it, and get it.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Nov 12
I really hope she falls in love with the ferret and decides to bring it home with her. Your brother can just deal with it. He gets what he wants all the time it is about time it was her turn to get something she wanted.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Nov 12
Thats exactly what I said, she wants a ferret but my brother keeps making a big deal about not getting one.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 12
hi Ricki hope she gets to have the ferret and your brother bvehaves h imself'abou it. I think that they can make great pets for someone who learns about them and how to take care of them.You will be a big help to her and maybe he will not bite then.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Nov 12
My brother is very childish and selfish, he just wants what he wants, and doesnt think of others. I think once she sees it, and meets it she will push more to get it. She has had ferrets for years, and knows how to look after them.
• United States
27 Nov 12
I hope she adopts it. Ferrets are soooo cute! I saw a movie once where the ferret liked to go into the owner's pocketbook or down her shirt and stuff.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Nov 12
Yes, they are very cuddle animals. She use to walk her last one like a dog, and put it in her shirt and it just lays there. She really wants it but my brother is taking a fit because he doesnt want it.
@Anne18 (11036)
18 Dec 12
Did your sil fall in love with the ferret? And has the ferret found a very new good happy home? I do hope so.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I just wouldn't be able to deal with it if my husband was to tell me that I couldn't have a pet that I really wanted. I tend to be the kind of person that falls in love with animals and there is no way that I can even visit the shelter because I would want to bring home at least one new addition to our family if we visit the shelter. That said, I don't think that she should foster or adopt the ferret if he wasn't going to be loved by everyone in the household as I am also a strong believer that animals should become a part of a family.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
27 Nov 12
I think ferrets are so great! Unfortunately in California they were outlawed until just recently. I think that there are still a ton of restrictions for people wanting to own a ferret but they eventually are allowed to own one. Your brother needs to open his heart and his mind. His wife should be allowed to have the kind of pet she wants, or even foster the pet she would want. It is so hard on any creature to be locked in a cage and not be able to live a normal life. It isn't fair to the animal who has been one to be active to be restricted to such a limited area. The frustration levels for them is out of sight, and they will get sick from the frustration. Also because of the enormous amount of frustration they have to have some way of venting that frustration and that can manifest itself in so many ways, including biting. I hope your SIL will foster the ferret...and even better, adopt it! It sounds like it would be a perfect match and your brother can go out and suck a hot rock if he doesn't like it!