it only tales one mistake. i religiously put all my shoes in my closet because Lilly and Scamp before her are notorious for stealing insoles. My insoles. Only my insoles. When we got home from shopping yesterday the fuzzbutts were all in the cage. I slipped off my $60, month old Asics work shoes and put up the groceries. 5 hours later, there's Lilly standing by my shoes, which were now in a different room, and of course one insole is missing. Haven't found it yet after searching her favorite hidey holes. And the entire house today while cleaning. Moved cabinets, turned over sofas, dug thru laundry, nothing. Why the heck did I fall in love with these little thieves? Here's why...
That's her favorite stash spot
Last Edit: May 18, 2020 9:58:17 GMT -5 by unclejoe
Post by Corvidophile on May 18, 2020 18:15:05 GMT -5
Oh it’s taken me days to find insoles before, I sympathize. I feel like they’re being moved behind my back as I check place to place. Used to leave shoes on the floor, now we have an old decorative planter turned shoe tree, but occasionally a mistake is made.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on May 19, 2020 8:47:36 GMT -5
She is sooo cute! my dark sable passed away recently. Everybody liked her coloring the best. My waardie likes these flat furry critters that she will take up to the top floor of cage. Also she will place them beside her food stash sometimes. That last little habit she did even when she was a kit.
Do hope you find your insole. Got a trash can at our door for shoes but hubby usually keeps his inside shoes on the table---I do not say anything about it. He doesn't like getting them messed up with the others as we do live in a red clay area.
It is not unknown, but I've had 30 ferrets now, and maybe 4 of them were insole stealers. Scamp was absolutely obsessed. It wouldn't take him a minute to find and strip an unguarded shoe. Poppy would steal whole shoes. What gets me is that they all only went after my shoes
Post by PatienceTheVirtue on May 20, 2020 14:40:22 GMT -5
We have one who enjoys insoles, but he loves to dig/rip them up instead of steal. And it's only my boyfriend's shoes, too. My work shoes and etc get to be on the bottom part of our shoe rack because he does not care for them.
Post by peacexlovexpets on May 23, 2020 18:30:33 GMT -5
I recently got insoles in my shoes and it has been a nightmare. I ordered a special box to put by the door just for my shoes, so I can stay ahead of the stinkers and keep my shoes safely tucked away. Granted, my partner is going to have to figure out his own solution because his stinky shoes are not being left in a box with mine!
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