Post by colorguarder08 on Nov 6, 2020 21:13:51 GMT -5
Tomorrow will be one week since he passed. Kona is not doing too well with it, as expected and will be going to his new home Tuesday. Kona is currently spending all his time in the blanket DiNozzo died in. I knew when I first touched him last Saturday that DiNozzo wasn't going to make it. Unfortunately it was a busy day for me so I set everything up to bring DiNozzo with me on the errands my husband and I had to do before I had to go to work and to bring him with me to work. When we were ready to leave I picked DiNozzo up but he was cold and stiff as if he had already passed but you could still see him breathing. I wrapped him up in a blanket and every vet I could they were either booked or the one who sees exotics wasn't in. There was one vet who told me the one who sees ferrets wouldn't be in until after 6pm I told them he wasn't going to make it that long. They gave me a list of vets to call but they were all the ones I had already called. Within 30 minutes of that phone call DiNozzo had passed. I honestly don't know if he could died on a worse date. Not only is Halloween my favorite holiday which I am well known for in my circle. It's also my wedding anniversary. And while I am fully aware no one was being intentionally hurtful the happy Halloween or happy anniversary texts really hurt.
My heart breaks for you. It's never easy losing a pet especially when they steal your heart along the way. I hope that Kona can ease your pain and you ease his. Are you not keeping Kona? Why is he going to a new home? I'm sorry for so many questions, I may have missed something from another post.
Post by colorguarder08 on Nov 7, 2020 23:34:17 GMT -5
My husband has never been a fan of the ferrets and doesn't want me getting another one in the foreseeable future. But also it is super hard to find any right now. I don't feel it's fair to keep him isolated. I am not able to provide the attention a single ferret needs long term. So Kona is going to a home with another single ferret and someone who works from home so hopefully he will be happier there and do more than want to burrow in the blanket DiNozzo died in. He is definitely taking the loss of DiNozzo hard and is barely eating he will come up to greet me but not like normal.
Oh I/m so sorry you have to let Kona go too. . I've lost 4 this year, plus our kat Marsha got hit by a car a couple weeks ago, but you're breaking my heart. I hope Kona does great with his new roomie. Honestly, we've has 30 (31?) ferrets in just 13 years and now have 3 3 year olds, and I don't think we'll be looking for any more. If we happen upon a dire need, then yes. I've loved every one, But I also have 3 young kats that were born here, and they are very loving and low maintenance. I wish you peace.
Post by colorguarder08 on Nov 13, 2020 23:13:08 GMT -5
Thank you everyone for your support it has been a very hard month thus far for my family and I. Kona's rehoming has been delayed since I am not feeling good at all (have a massive sinus infection). I do full trust the person I am rehoming him too. While the resident ferret is allowed to free roam in a specific bedroom for 15-16 hours a day, when Kona goes over there he will be caged for a lot of it as they will be separated when unattended until the new owner feels comfortable leaving them unattended together. It sounds like the new owners ferret has an energy level to match Kona which is great. Kona is a wake roughly 16 hours a day while DiNozzo would only wake up for 2 hours unless he had to be awake for more than that in one day. I have not been the only one in my family to lose a pet though. Sadly the day after DiNozzo died my niece's mom's (so my brothers ex) house burned down and while no one was home her pets did not survive. So it's been a struggle and I have been staying away from this site due to the sting of losing DiNozzo.
Post by colorguarder08 on Dec 12, 2020 23:46:24 GMT -5
So after several homes backed out last minute Kona finally went to his new home on Monday. They have a total of now 8 ferrets but since they all picked on their newest addition they got him a friend which is Kona. He gets 11 hours a day out to free roam and I have been getting pictures and videos daily. However, 2020 isn't done being hard yet. On Thursday morning As I was leaving for work I found my favorite pet, one of my cats, had been hit by a car seemingly on purpose as he was on the double yellow line that separates the two lanes. My husband was kind enough to bury him for me while I was at work Thursday.
Oh, good grief, I'm sorry. It seems we've had similar sad years. We've determine our Marsha had a similar fate, but we weren't able to locate her after a neighbor reported a deputy put her in his car. I pray we both have a better 2021.