Friday Ferretblogging: Welcome Edition

Bucky, this is the Internet. Internet, this is Buckingham U. Badger:


So named after the University of Wisconsin’s mascot, because he has a small white stripe on top of his head. He’s a year old, fat and plushy, and when Mr. A and I met him in the shelter he was a mellow, kissy guy who loved being petted and cuddled and held like a big stuffed animal. Naturally the minute we brought him home he turned into a freaky dingo and now won’t deign to sit still for ten seconds, hence the need to kung-fu him to get a decent picture. Puck has adopted him as sort of an intern, and makes him sort the mail:

Where’s Riot in this scenario? Sulking because he’s no longer the baby of the family:


Seriously, his reaction — he acknowledges Bucky’s presence only to glare in his direction and look up at me like, “Seriously?” — worried me until I went back and looked up some of the posts I did back when we first got Riot, about how he always wanted to play with Puck and Puck didn’t want to have anything to do with the n00b. All three of them curl up in the cage together in a big furry heap, so I think no matter how much they may prefer their separate corners for now, in the long run they’ll be the kind of friends that Joe and Stripe and Fox were. Which is to say they’ll spend most of their time arguing and stealing each other’s food.


12 thoughts on “Friday Ferretblogging: Welcome Edition

  1. FeralLiberal says:

    A – that’s a scream. Congrats on the new addition!

  2. Maitri says:

    BUCKY! With a name like that, how could I not love him? Are you training him to make wedding appearances?

  3. kim says:

    I’m glad he’s doing good. Thanks for the post!!!!

  4. NEW FERRET!!!!
    NEW FERRET!!!!
    Hey Envelopehead, nice envelope on yer head! HA HA!!!

  5. virgotex says:

    Are you quite sure that’s not a Persian cat?
    He’s v. large and sleek and handsome. So, his initials are BUB? Love it, that’s my general “hey you” designation for any pet.
    Hey, bub, welcome.

  6. left rev. says:

    The world needs more happy and fluffy ferrets.
    Congrats on the new addition to the insanity.

  7. pansypoo says:

    cute new BOY. where’s a girl?

  8. mothra says:

    Oh, what a sweet chunky chew! I was going to ask if ferrets accept new additions with aplomb–I would say that if they are all sleeping together happily, you’ve got a contended threesome on your hands.

  9. VictoriaB says:

    I’m in love already! Congratulations on your chubby new dingo — it cracks me up to see him try to fit his tummy into the play pipe. Ah, screw that, here’s an envelope! Joy joy!
    Peace, V.

  10. scout says:

    Welcome to the Internets BUB!
    You’re one lucky little dingo to have landed where you are

  11. liprap says:

    Howdy, Bucky! What a cutie pie. And seeing Riot all downy down like thst is…uh… a riot.

  12. noblejoanie says:

    (Old UW hockey chant)
    Congrats, Athenae!

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